One-Day Fabricator Summit Focuses On Improving Profitability in a Volatile Marketplace
August 20, 2004 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.
The impact of a volatile construction material market on the domestic construction industry has never been greater. Builders are operating in an environment where the growing global economy is creating an unprecedented demand for construction materials just as a weakened dollar is making all products more expensive. The inflationary and availability pressures on many primary building materials combined with the difficulty of forecasting cost and availability trends places significant financial risk on owners and project decision makers. Increasingly, there is a need for more innovative and cost-effective use of construction materials and erection methods. Contract documents must also be more complete and accurate in reflecting designs that not only meet customer expectations but are also manufacturing and erection friendly.
A new AISC one-day summit offered in cooperation with the Design Build Institute of America offers specialty steel contractors valuable information on:
- Lowering risk for themselves and their clients during these volatile pricing times
- Increasing their competitive edge with design and construction industry partnerships
- Utilizing early involvement tools to ensure more complete contract documents
- Taking advantage of a volatile market to position their companies for improved profitability.
The Summit will be held Nov. 2, 2004 at the Chicago Hilton Hotel. Registration is just $150 for AISC members ($250 for non-members) and attendees can also receive reduced registration fees for the DBIA Show, which immediatey follows the fabricator event. Speakers include Robert Murray, Vice President of Economic Affairs with McGraw-Hill Companies Construction Information Group and Lee Evey, President of the Design-Build Institute of America.
During the summit, steel fabricators will gain valuable insights on the changing construction market environment and how now is the time to gain marketplace benefits through early involvement, integration, and EDI.
For more information, visit www.aisc.org/FabricatorEmpowerment or call 312.670.5421.
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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