Structural steel industry hosts Second Annual SteelDay September 24
February 4, 2010 from American Institute of Steel Construction
(Chicago) - Building on the success of SteelDay 2009, plans are underway for an even bigger event on Sept. 24, 2010. Hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and its members, SteelDay is a national event featuring free networking and educational events for the design and construction community.
Last fall more than 7,000 architects, engineers, contractors, owners, developers, and university faculty and students attended educational presentations and toured facilities, such as mills and fabrication shops where they saw advanced technologies in action. “It was a great opportunity for designers and others to see first-hand how the structural steel industry is building high-performance and sustainable projects,” explained Roger E. Ferch, P.E., AISC’s president.
Last year’s SteelDay events were held at more than 170 different locations all over the country and more than nine out of 10 hosts said they planned to participate again in 2010.
“SteelDay gives you an appreciation for what goes into your design – and [the steel industry’s] efforts to recycle and be environmentally friendly”, commented Rick Miles, P.E., a SteelDay 2009 attendee and senior engineer at Sparks Engineering, Inc, in Round Rock, Texas.
Added Thomas Brett Keese, an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture and a participant in the Dallas event: “SteelDay is a fantastic opportunity for those in the design/construction industry to see the amount of effort that goes into the products so easily specified and drawn in construction documents.”
This year, in addition to connecting with local structural steel representatives across the U.S., SteelDay attendees will learn how to use the structural steel industry’s advanced technologies and processes to reduce their risk and manage their costs while being sensitive to the environmental impacts of their projects. Also, SteelDay 2010 will also offer a larger variety of events through partnering with other industry groups and organizations and using new communications tools.
“SteelDay 2009 was a tremendous success with overwhelming support and feedback from everyone involved, especially from hosts and attendees,” said Chris Moor, AISC industry mobilization director. “For 2010, we hope to accomplish the same enthusiasm by using that feedback and evolving the event to provide even more valuable opportunities for networking, learning, and building business. One area we’ll be focusing on in particular is ensuring that people in big cities have easier access to events, whether in person or online.”
More information on SteelDay 2010 can be found at www.SteelDay.org. Details on registration and what this year’s events have to offer will continually be updated on the site. For questions please contact Chris Moor at [email protected], 813.472.9264.
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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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