A Letter from our President
Roger E. Ferch
Every year, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) host 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 27.5 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).
The 2013 conference will be held April 17-19 at America's Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Mo. and is an excellent opportunity to network with peers and discover cutting-edge technology and methodologies from more than 200 exhibitors. The conference features two keynote speakers: Jim Pancero, sales management training coach, and WIlliam F. Baker of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, 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 conference you'll learn about bridge design, designing members for torsion, new bracing concepts, composite floor design, braced frames, and much more. The 2012 Steel Conference boasted more than 3,500 attendees from 35 countries and 79 percent of exhibitors are repeat exhibitors: The 2013 Conference is expected to have an even larger turnout!
Registration opens Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:00 a.m., CST at an initial cost of $290 per registrant. The first price increase will begin at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, December 10, raising the fee to $300 and increasing by $10 every week.
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