Music City Becomes Steel Town
Nashville to Host 2008 NASCC:The Steel Conference
January 28, 2008 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.
Nashville will play host to more than 3,000 steel construction professionals this April during the 2008 North American Steel Construction Conference, presented by the American, Canadian, and Mexican Institutes of Steel Construction. NASCC: The Steel Conference will be held April 2-5, 2008 and feature presentations from top industry leaders, more than 70 technical sessions, short course educational programming, and extensive trade show exhibits.
This year’s Steel Conference will be highlighted by the Wednesday, April 2 keynote, “refabricating Architecture,” by the award-winning architect and author Stephan Kieran. The keynote will center on current productivity and environmental issues that challenge the building industry, and focus on potential reorganization strategies to address them.
Following up on the success of the “Top Hits from Top Profs” educational track at the 2007 Steel Conference, AISC will again offer the “Top Hits” track in 2008. “Top Hits” features eight of the top structural engineering professors working today, each of whom will present their best lectures.
Building on the popularity of “Top Hits,” this year AISC is also introducing “Essays from Experts,” featuring five of the most prestigious experts in the design and construction industry speaking on their favorite topics. Speakers in the “Essays from Experts” series will include Larry Griffis on wind, Duane Miller on welding, Robert McNamara on damping, Kurt Swenson on the Steel Design Specification, and Ron Hamburger on simplifying design.
The Steel Conference’s innovative technical sessions will include topics of interest to engineers, fabricators, erectors, and detailers. Among the noteworthy programs are the three-part “Introduction to Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Codes;” “Green Design: Beyond Material Issues;” “Constructability and Teamwork;” “Sporting Opportunities: Design, Fabrication and Erection Issues on the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium;” and “Getting Dimensions: Will 3D Modeling Help?”
Continuing its association with the Structural Stability Research Council, The Steel Conference will once again incorporate the Council’s Annual Stability Conference in 2008. Stability Conference sessions are included in full Steel Conference registration, with session topics including the stability of steel members under fire conditions, the stability of curved girder bridges, and more.
More information on The Steel Conference, including registration details and a full conference agenda, can be found online at www.aisc.org/nascc or by calling 312.670.2400.
For more information contact:
VP of Communications
American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.
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