Category: Construction

Paid to Build or Paid to Learn?

There’s an old saying that some engineers like to use: “If it can be drawn, it can be made.” But for the imagination, what’s there to limit what can be drawn? This notion challenges manufacturers and builders to figure out seemingly impossible fabrication and installation feats to satisfy the ambitious goals of owners and architects.… 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 »

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 »