AISC and AGA partner on SteelDay 2010 to create opportunities to Interact, Learn, and Build
April 28, 2010 from American Institute of Steel Construction
(Chicago, IL) – Building on its inaugural success in 2009, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) today named the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) its first National SteelDay Partner. SteelDay is a national event that encourages architects, engineers, contractors and specifiers to learn about steel design and construction by visiting fabrication sites, warehouses, galvanizers, and other facilities for educational programs. This year’s SteelDay, scheduled for September 24, is expected to attract more than 10,000 participants at more than 200 events around the country.
“SteelDay is the industry’s largest networking and educational event [attracting more than 7,000 attendees in 2009], and this move helps us reach even more people this year,” said Chris Moor, AISC industry mobilization director. “By partnering with other steel-related trade associations such as the AGA, AISC can focus more on our core members and core philosophies. At the same time, AGA can focus on their core membership and provide an additional benefit to their members.”
Last year, SteelDay events were held at more than 170 different locations all over the U.S., hosted by AISC and its members. That number is expected to grow this year as AGA members will also host SteelDay events, including galvanizer tours and seminars that showcase today’s innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control.
“We [AGA] participated in last year’s SteelDay events and just knew we had to get more involved this year,” commented Melissa Lindsley, AGA marketing manager. “SteelDay is the perfect opportunity for the design and construction community to see first-hand what we do today and how we do it, rather than go by a limited perception of how the industry works. It’s a win-win situation for everybody.”
This year, while 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.
AGA has launched a public SteelDay website page, www.galvanizeit.org/steelday2010, where attendees can view and sign up for galvanizer events. AGA members may sign up to host events in the Member’s Section. Members of both AISC and AGA have the option to host events via AGA’s website or through AISC’s official SteelDay website at www.steelday.org.
In addition to collaborating with other national industry organizations, AISC is going global with SteelDay this year by joining forces with the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. Together the organizations will bring relationship building events and seminars to the design and construction community in the Canadian provinces.
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 AISC Industry Mobilization Director, 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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