Cost vs. Value in Architectural Asset Creation

In today’s baffling economy, the retail sector provides clues to where growth is occurring. There is growth at the bottom and growth at the top of the income/wealth scales. Unfortunately, mid-tier markets are in decline (Sears, JC Penny) while there is growth occurring in both the deep discount sector (Walmart) and luxury high-end markets (Nordstrom,… Read More »

Architects use metal for the creative and competitive edge.

Custom architectural metal is often where the creative genius of a building’s design really shines. Just look around and you’ll see that most of the more striking buildings use metal accents for beauty and permanence. There are complexities in fabricating customized metal building components like ornamental stairs, rails, arches and other custom shaped structures. This… Read More »

Custom Metal Finishes that Harley Davidson Uses

Specialty Designers and Custom Hand Decorated Finishes provide new possibilities for Metal Fabricators. These days consumers want the “next big thing.” They want a product that is unique to them and shows their individuality. For the metal fabrication industry it can be achallenge to meet those demands. With consumers and designers looking for that fresh… Read More »

Can you afford to custom build without a working model?

An architect conceives beautiful and functional building designs. He or she has the unique ability to “see” landmark structures before any physical manifestation happens. However, to the people building the masterpiece, the concept needs to be explained and details need to be vetted. Otherwise, costs can escalate for the wrong reasons. The built environments that… Read More »

Accenting with Metal

By Marcy Marro This guest post was originally published in the June, 2013 Metal Home Digest – Metal Architecture In today’s homes, metal isn’t just reserved for stainless steel appliances and lighting fixtures. Now, metal can be found anywhere from the kitchen backsplash to the fireplace, metal ceilings, staircase railings and kitchen countertops. With the… Read More »

Strategic Alliance Improves Architectural Metals Construction

Modern Metal Solutions (MMS) and Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Company (GMFCo) have joined forces to provide architects, construction managers, builders and owners a more efficient method of integrating high quality custom metal fabrications into their projects. Feature stairs, stainless steel windows and custom aesthetic metal fabrications are some of the more difficult components for builders to… Read More »

Defining Architectural Metals Best Practices

Encountering the same problems repeatedly is a good reason to change “the way it’s always been done.” Mr. Christopher Aubrey (Chris), one of the best metalwork drafting detailers in the country, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website for his company, Modern Metal Solutions, LLC (MMS). Please take a look at this… Read More »

Under Fire to Install a Safe New Pistol Backstop

When Joe Del was tasked with building the new indoor pistol firing range in a tight area, he knew he needed to find a metal fabricator who worked on specialized projects and who could understand the physics behind firearms discharge and projectile behavior. When someone recommended Chris Aubrey of Modern Metal Solutions (MMS), Joe called… Read More »

When you hit the hard stuff, there’s no need to stagger and fall!

Please let us explain… Precision quality metal fabrication is the domain of clear headed specialists who know how to assure a profitable outcome on the toughest metal projects. What we’re talking about here is the really hard stuff  that requires top industry experts to get the job done right. Whether it’s architectural, industrial or artistic-ornamental… Read More »