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AISC presents educational documentary on structural steel and sustainability

September 11, 2009 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has released an educational documentary that explores structural steel's sustainable attributes and construction processes as part of the National Environmental Report series airing this fall on PBS TV stations and other major U.S. networks.

"The structural steel industry is honored to be part of the National Environmental Report series," commented John Cross, AISC vice president. "The industry is proud of its long history of environmental stewardship and commitment to continual improvement in its sustainable practices. We're tremendously excited to be able to give the public an inside look at our modern, high-tech processes and educate them about how the everyday practices of structural steel contribute to the sustainability of our planet and the built environment."

The documentary takes viewers inside structural steel facilities to see the steel-making process and describes how the structural steel industry is setting the standard for environmentally green and efficient building material, such as through its high recycling rate. The film also includes interviews with industry experts highlighting structural steel's strength, durability, and adaptability.

The eight-minute video is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SteelDayTV. Copies of the DVD are available upon request. Please contact Tasha O'Berski at [email protected] or 312.670.5439.

The public will have the opportunity to experience the structural steel industry first-hand on SteelDay, September 18, when steel producers, fabricators, service centers, galvanizers and others in the industry will open their doors to the public at more than 170 events across the U.S. The documentary film will be on view at the events. More information on SteelDay and locations of events can be found at www.steelday.org.

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For more information contact:
Tasha O'Berski
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[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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