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Metro Building Solutions, Inc. 

Building Envelope Specialists

ABOUT

Metro Building Solutions, Inc. (MBSI) is an Architectural Manufacturer's Rep. Agency serving the Construction Industry in metro NY and northern NJ, specializing in the following Exterior Building Envelope Solutions:
  • Masonry Cavity Walls
  • Air & Vapor Barriers
  • Continuous Insulation
  • Expansion Joint Systems
  • Protected Membrane Roof Systems
  • Rain Screens
  • Blindside & Positive Side Waterproofing Systems


Our team is experienced, responsive and knowledgeable.  We are committed to providing  the construction industry with the best service, support and building envelope solutions available. 
  • Dennis Italia - President
  • Carlos Lopez-Oña - Building Envelope Specialist
  • Alex Moshenberg - Building Envelope Specialist
  • Mariann Long - Office Manager 

PRODUCT LINES

The "Building Envelope" is one of the most critical and complex assemblies of any building and must be designed with the proper air, vapor, water and thermal control layers as they are all interrelated. We represent the following industry leading manufacturers and products:

Products & Systems
   - STYROFOAM XPS
   - THERMAX Polyiso
   - Great Stuff Pro
   - Froth-Pak SPF System
Applications
   - Continuous Insulation
   - Cavity Walls
   - IRMA Roof Systems
   - Foundation Walls
   - Insulated Rainscreens
   - Air Sealing
   - Interior + Exterior


Products & Systems
   - Air & Vapor Barriers
      - CCW Barritech
      - CCW 705
   - Waterproofing
      - CCW MiraPly
      - CCW MiraSeal
      - CCW MiraDri 860/861
      - CCW 500R
      - CCW MiraDrain
   - Green Roofing




Applications
   - Fire-Rated
   - Wall
   - Deck 
   - Split-Slab
   - Stadium
   - Interior
   - Acoustic
   - Below-Grade






Product & Systems
   - KWS CI
   - KWS HCI
   - KWS MFI
Applications
   - New Construction
   - Renovation








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Products & Systems
   - DensElement
   - DensDeck Prime
   - DensDeck
 Applications
   - Integrated WRB
   - Ideal Cover Board
   - Single-Ply Adhered
   - Modified Bitumen
   - Built Up Roofing (BUR)
   - Spray Foam
   - Solar, Vegetative, Cool



Products & Systems
   - MortarNet
   - WallDefender
   - WeepVent + CellVent
   - LathNet + WallNet
   - TotalFlash
   - BlockFlash
Applications
   - Cavity Wall
   - Block CMU
   - Adhered Masonry
   - Single Wythe Masonry

Product & Systems
   - Terracotta
   - Fiber Cement
   - Ceramic

   - Plus5 Attachments

Applications

   - Rainscreens

 




Products & Systems
   - Pos-I-Tie
   - ThermalClip
   - Pos-I-Tie KeyBolt
   - ThermalGrip
   - Stone Anchors
Applications
   - Steel Stud Backup
   - Concrete, CMU or ICF
   - Masonry Backup
   - Structural Steel Backup
   - Masonry to Wood

Products & Systems
   - Coal Tar Elvaloy KEE 
   - CTEM Membranes
   - Kwik Ply
   - White Roof Systems
   - Masonry Flashing
Applications
   - Roofing
   - Waterproofing
   - Masonry Flashing
   - Preformed Corners

Products & Systems
   - Grip-Plate
   - Plasti-Grip
   - Thermal-Grip
   - Impaling Fastener
   - Grip-Lock
Applications
   - Rigid Insulation
   - Stucco EIFS
   - Commercial Bldg. Wrap
   - Foundations
   - Plaster/Lath Repair

Product & Systems
- LightGuard
- HeavyGuard
- WallGuard
Applications
- PMR Roofs
- Above-Grade Walls
- Insulation & Ballast
- Alt. to Stone Ballast
- Tongue-and-Groove
- Easy to Install



RESOURCES


NFPA 285

What is NFPA 285? 
CCW Fire Resistant Air Barriers
Dow Approved Assemblies




*NFPA 285 test reports continue to evolve, contact an MBSI Representative for the most current information. 


BUILDING CODE

New York State
   2015 NYSECCC        
   2015 NYS Building Code
New York City
   2016 NYCECC
   2014 NYC Building Code
New Jersey
   2015 NJ Building Code
   2015 NJ Energy Code     
   



VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

A variety of innovative and high-performing building envelope solutions are highlighted in the videos below.

Be sure to check back for the latest updates!






BASIS OF DESIGN SPECS
+ SUBMITTALS

Continuous Insulation
Air & Vapor Barriers
Waterproofing/Roofing
Cladding Attachment
Expansion Joints
Masonry Accessories 
Roof Sheathing

*For project specific solutions, pleast contact an MBSI Representative. 

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT 
DOW-KNIGHT CI SYSTEM

The Dow®-Knight CI-System is a drop-in rain screen system for advanced building envelope design, providing maximum energy efficiency, moisture management and façade versatility. For more about Dow Thermax and Knight Wall Systems, follow the links below. 

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT 
CCW - MiraPLY

CCW MiraPLY is a fully bonded, self-adhering blindside waterproofing system for critial below-grade applications.  The choice of professionals for durability, strength and reliability.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT 
KNIGHT WALL SYSTEMS- MFI and CI/HCI Attachment Systems

Rainscreens provide limitless design options for building façades while controlling moisture and reducing energy consumption. Knight Wall Systems manufactures versatile, ventilated rainscreen attachment systems that accommodate an expansive array of cladding options.

AIA SEMINARS

Continuing education has the potential to be one of the primary forces in the improvement and revitalization of professional development throughout the design profession.

MBSI provides leadership to the industry through a commitment of ongoing education and professional development and is pleased to offer the following AIA Continuing Education Seminars (CES) in the comfort of your office (1 LU Credit each):

  • Designing a Sustainable Masonry Cavity Wall Building Envelope
  • Moisture Management in the Building Envelope
  • Selecting The Best Waterproofing System For Your Project
  • Sealing The Building Envelope: Principles, Products & Practices   

To schedule an AIA Continuing Education Seminar, please contact MBSI.

CONTACT US


Mariann Long - mlong@metrobuilding.biz

Phone: 908 284 1676


Dennis Italia - ditalia@metrobuilding.biz


Carlos Lopez-Ona - carlos@metrobuilding.biz


Alex Moshenberg - alex@metrobuilding.biz

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