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National Geographic Airs Special on Steel

November 09, 2006 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

From the Brooklyn Bridge to medical scapels, a new program from National Geographic focuses on the science of steel. According to National Geographic: "Steel is one of the strongest materials on earth - changing the course of history and altering human civilizations. From its grandest achievements to its marvelous simplicity, NGC explores the science behind steel and the innovations this material has given birth to. Science of Steel goes inside the mills, the historic steel structures, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and the Gateway Arch and the razor sharp tools responsible for medical miracles."

The program is scheduled to air:

    • Thursday, November 9 at 9:00 pm eastern time
    • Friday, November 10 at 12:00 am eastern time
    • Sunday, November 12, at 6:00 pm eastern time

For more information, please visit www.nationalgeographic.com.

For more information contact:

Scott Melnick
VP of Communications
(312) 670-8314
[email protected]


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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