This summer, ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., sponsored three Let’s Build Construction Camps for Girls. The free weeklong camps are designed for middle and high school-age girls to explore the construction trades, architecture, engineering and construction materials manufacturing through hands-on experiences and field trips. The Greater Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania camp held its seventh annual event in June. The Northeast Ohio camp celebrated its second year, and a new camp started in Phoenix.

This year at the Pennsylvania camp, ATAS International staff demonstrated how to install standing-seam metal roof panels and metal shingles. Campers had the opportunity to apply a peel-and-stick underlayment to a roof deck; measure the roof deck to determine the lengths of trims to cut; cut the metal with snips; and drive fasteners to secure the panels and trims.

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