Category: Large Metal Fabrications

Metal Fabrication Estimating – The Crucial Considerations

If you want ‘museum quality,’ you need a realistic estimate. Thoroughness in details and clear communication are the watchwords in architectural metal fabrication. That’s why we constantly invite architects and designers to contact us with their metals questions. The more complex your project, the more pressing it is to consult specialists who know exactly what… Read More »

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 »

Tackling the Most Difficult Architectural Metals

To whom do you turn when it’s never been done before? Envision a metallic sculpture gracing the 3-story lobby of your client’s next signature building. A feature staircase winds its way up to, not one, but 3 mezzanine areas overlooking the main entrance with the sculpture centering the grand space. The complexities of building such… 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 »

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 »

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 »