Structural Steel Industry to Open its Doors Nationwide on September 18 for SteelDay
April 22, 2009 from American Institute of Steel Construction
(Chicago, IL) – On September 18, 2009, architects, engineers, contractors and others involved in the AEC community will have the opportunity to visit steel fabricators, mills, service centers and other facilities throughout the country. Currently, more than 100 SteelDay events are scheduled in 43 states for the AEC community to tour facilities and jobsites, attend educational seminars, network, and see how the structural steel industry is contributing to build America.
SteelDay 2009, hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), is the first planned annual national event dedicated to providing the AEC community with accessibility to the latest happenings in the structural steel industry. To announce SteelDay 2009, AISC recently launched a new web site and portal, www.SteelDay.org, which features information and resources on where all of the action is taking place, including a map of the event locations and how to attend or host an event.
“SteelDay is a unique chance for participants to receive hands-on education about the latest advances in the structural steel industry and witness new technologies first hand,” commented Chris Moor, AISC industry mobilization director. “AISC holds tours and seminars throughout the year in specific locations, but we wanted to do something on a grand scale where more people could get these types of learning experiences without having to travel very far.”
AISC member Lyman Zolvinski, president of structural engineering consulting firm, Zolvinski Engineering in Michigan City, IN, attended an AISC seminar at a service center last year and hoped to see more fabricator and mill tours become available in his local area. “A wealth of information can be obtained by visiting service centers, fabricators, and mills that can't be put into literature,” said Zolvinski. “It also keeps one up to date on the latest supply and fabrication techniques and availability.” Zolvinski plans to attend a steel mill tour in Indiana on SteelDay.
During SteelDay, participants will gain hands-on knowledge about structural steel’s key benefits and features such as sustainability, availability, speed and cost. They can also observe how design affects production and efficiency, advances which have resulted in high-performance projects that minimize construction’s impact on our planet while also saving time and money.
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