A Letter from Our President

Roger E. Ferch

Dear Visitor,

As summer is winding down, we’re gearing up for our industry’s national celebration: SteelDay! You’re invited to join AISC, and our members and partners, to take part in the wide variety of free educational and networking activities happening in person and online on September 25.

Since SteelDay’s inception seven years ago, we’ve received an incredible amount of positive feedback from the thousands of attendees who’ve visited a structural steel facility or toured a project site and seen the work of our industry up close while building relationships with the experts behind it all. (See what some of them have had to say here.) It’s also been equally rewarding for our AISC members to host a SteelDay event—it’s a great opportunity to showcase your facility, projects and capabilities, and connect with people in your local communities.

This year, in addition to the in-person events that provide an invaluable experience to learn about our industry first-hand, we’ll be delivering a free Lunch & Learn webinar that focuses on advancements in steel design and construction and showcases the various sources of information that can help you optimize your design. It’s called “Steel and the Phantasmagoria,” presented by Charlie Carter, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., AISC’s vice president and chief structural engineer. The webinar will be shown at noon on SteelDay in each of the contiguous U.S. time zones. Here’s where the lunch part comes in—AISC will also deliver free Domino’s pizza on SteelDay to the first 1,000 structural engineering offices to register for the webinar! So don’t delay; register for the webinar now at www.steelday.org/webinar.

Also, look out for the premiere of our new video “Architecturally Exposed,” a captivating documentary on the art and science of architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) featuring Terri Meyer Boake, B.E.S., B.Arch., M.Arch., LEED AP, professor of architecture at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. The documentary will be available for free online streaming and downloading beginning on SteelDay.

To find and register for a SteelDay event, please visit www.SteelDay.org. For questions about SteelDay, please contact AISC’s Ross Allbritton at allbritton@aisc.org or Jennifer McDonald at mcdonald@aisc.org. Happy SteelDay!

Roger E. Ferch