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AISC launches free ‘Steel Profiles’ Podcast Series

December 3, 2010 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – James Fisher, Ph.D., P.E., chairman of the AISC Specification Committee from 2003-2009 and leader in publishing the 2005 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, kicks off the American Institute of Steel Construction’s ‘Steel Profiles,’ a new monthly podcast series featuring interviews with prominent structural steel industry experts about topics relevant to the steel design and construction communities. Listen to Fisher’s reflections on his tenure as Specification Chair, his thoughts on Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) vs. Allowable Stress Design (ASD), and find out where he keeps his “Green Book” (AISC ninth edition steel manual) these days. Play the podcast free of charge at www.aisc.org/podcasts.

A new Steel Profiles podcast will air on the first Friday of every month. The podcast recordings can be downloaded onto any media player and will automatically play on the user’s default audio player, and the recordings can be transferred onto any iPod or MP3 player. Coming soon, those who have an iTunes subscription (www.itunes.com) may choose to have the podcast recordings automatically downloaded to their iTunes library each month free of charge.

January’s podcast will feature an interview with incoming AISC Specification Chairman, Shankar Nair, Ph.D., S.E, principal and senior vice president of Teng & Associates, Inc., Chicago. More information on the Steel Profiles podcast series can be found at www.aisc.org/podcasts.

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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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