Hance Construction To Provide Symposia on Sustainability & New Energy Code at 21st Annual METALCON International Conference

WASHINGTON, N.J. (September 20, 2011) – Hance Construction President Arthur Hance will present two educational symposia at the 21st Annual METALCON International Conference and Exhibition to be held in Atlanta, Ga. October 11 – 13.

Hance will present program’s entitled “Pre-Engineered Metal Building Sustainability and Design” and “The 2012 Energy Code: Know Your Numbers” during the metal building industry’s premier professional development conference. A 30-year veteran of the industry, he founded Hance Construction, an Authorized Butler Builder®, in 2000. Hance is President-Elect of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association.

Using his hands-on experience with pre-engineered metal buildings and sustainable design, Hance provides an overview of design considerations related to code compliance and sustainability in pre-engineered metal buildings. Hance identifies the sustainable characteristics of metal building systems as well as where they are best applied. He explains how to design and order buildings when using different types of metal building systems. He shows where LEED® credits can apply in these designs and how to leverage sustainable design technologies to achieve energy savings across the building’s lifespan.

In the second program, Hance provides an overview of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, discussing how the design of pre-engineered buildings will be impacted by the new code and some of the strategies available for builders and property owners who need to comply with increasing energy efficiency standards. In this comprehensive session, Hance reviews the most efficient design approaches for pre-engineered buildings and metal and wall roof systems, emphasizing the need to access the best available building envelope tested assembly data. He explains that the data supports newer methods for achieving more thermally efficient building envelopes. Hance shows how builders and mechanical engineers can more precisely size heating and cooling units for the lowest initial cost and optimum operating efficiency.