The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released two videos which are available on its YouTube channel. “AC472: Why Accreditation Matters” is four and one-half minutes long and explores the benefits of IAS accreditation for metal building manufacturers. “Get More with Metal: Recreation & Fitness Buildings” is just over four minutes long and illustrates the different recreation and athletic facilities that metal buildings house.
“AC472: Why Accreditation Matters” introduces the viewer to metal building systems before delving into the benefits of accreditation for both builders and buyers. The AC472 process is administered by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) and is specifically designed for manufacturers of metal building systems. It mandates a quality-control system for the manufacturer and provides a standard documentation and quality control process for all metal buildings produced.
“Every MBMA building system member is AC472 accredited,” notes Tony Bouquot, MBMA general manager. “Accreditation means that every building produced by MBMA members goes through the same rigorous process, ensuring they meet the highest quality standards in the industry.”
The second video, “Get More with Metal: Recreation & Fitness Buildings,” showcases metal buildings that are being used for a variety of recreational uses. These include high school and college gymnasiums and indoor practice facilities, fitness centers, aquatic buildings and sport-specific uses such as an indoor sky-diving center.
“Metal buildings are an ideal choice when looking at recreational buildings,” adds Bouquot. “They can cover large areas, are cost-effective and, as you can see in the video, they are great looking as well.”