A Letter from Our President

 
Roger E. Ferch

Dear Visitor,

Every year, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) hosts NASCC: The Steel Conference, a three-day educational event for structural engineers, fabricators, detailers, educators, and others involved in design and construction, where attendees can earn up to 22.5 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).  

The 2014 Steel Conference will be held March 26-28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. It is an excellent opportunity to network with peers and discover cutting-edge technology and methodologies from more than 200 exhibitors. The Steel Conference features two keynote speakers: Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome, a #1 international bestseller, and Larry Muir, Steel Connection, LLC, recipient of AISC's 2013 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award. There's a plethora of topics and more than 100 sessions for anyone associated with the steel industry. During the The Steel Conference you'll learn about topics like the direct analysis method, the Code of Standard Practice, practical aspects of designing torsion, and what really matters in weld inspection. While in Toronto you'll be able to attend the World Steel Bridge Symposium (WSBS), the Technology in Steel Construction Conference (TSCC), and the Structural Stability Research Council's Annual Stability Conference (SSRC)–all under the same roof!

Registration opened Monday, November 18, 2013 at an initial cost of $300 for members ($450 for non-members). Be sure to register early; the rate increase $10 every week until the conference opens. Please note that all attendees traveling from outside of Canada require a passport. View the NASCC hotel and travel page for more information.

For additional information regarding exhibitor information, please email Renae Gurthet or call 231.995.0637.
For sponsorship opportunities, email Elizabeth Purdy or call 312.670.5438.
For advertisement information in Modern Steel Construction email Louis Gurthet or call 231.228.2274.

As always, please contact me with your questions, concerns and suggestions.

Roger E. Ferch
President
312.670.5401
ferch@aisc.org

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