A Letter from Our President

Roger E. Ferch

Dear Visitor,

I hope you enjoyed celebrating this year’s SteelDay (September 25) as much as I did! We’re ecstatic to hear that thousands of you participated in the wealth of member-hosted steel facility and job site tours as well as our online educational opportunities.

Our wildly popular “Steel and the Phantasmagoria” webinar presented by Charlie Charter, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., AISC vice president and chief structural engineer, focused on recent advancements in steel design and construction and provided a roadmap to the sources of information that can help you optimize your design. If you weren’t able to watch the webinar live, the free recording and quiz (for 1.0 PDH) is available at www.steelday.org/webinar.

We also premiered a new educational video called Architecturally Exposed: Understanding the Art and Science of Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS). The documentary takes a fascinating look at AESS, from its beginnings to the latest information available, from prominent AESS expert Terri Meyer Boake, B.E.S., B.Arch., M.Arch., LEED AP, professor of architecture at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. The video (which also offers 1.0 LU/HSW credit from AIA) is available for free online streaming and downloading at www.steelday.org/aessvideo.

And remember, if you can't find the information you need on our website, AISC's Steel Solutions Center is a one-stop source of information — and there's no charge for using the Solution Center's services. Whether you need technical assistance or an innovative solution, email solutions@aisc.org or call 866.ask.aisc. (To get a glimpse into the Solutions Center, watch our video).

Mark your calendars for our next big industry event! The 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference will take place in Orlando, Fla., April 13-15. Registration for the conference will open on Tuesday, January 5.

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

Roger E. Ferch