2011 NASCC proceedings now available
July 13, 2011 from American Institute of Steel Construction
(Chicago, IL) - While there’s no substitution for attending NASCC: The Steel Conference in person, AISC offers the next best thing. As a benefit for attendees and members, we audio tape most of the presentations and synchronize them with the speakers’ PowerPoint presentations. We then post the recorded sessions online at www.aisc.org/2011nascconline (you can find previous conference seminars online by visiting www.aisc.org/freepubs and clicking on “online conference proceedings”).
Why does AISC do this? The Steel Conference is a bit different from other conferences. While most conferences issue a call for papers, consider abstracts, and then select those who will present a paper, The Steel Conference takes a different approach. The planning committee selects topics and then seeks out the top experts on those topics. As a result, we don't require our presenters to produce papers. Instead, our proceedings are an actual documentation of the material presented at the conference. AISC then makes much of this material available at no charge as part of its mission to disseminate information that makes it easier to design and build with structural steel.
Newly added to the 2011 NASCC was a special session on the recent earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan. For those who were not able to attend the conference in person, AISC streamed the session live over the Internet at no charge (access to the streaming video is available at www.aisc.org/nascclive or www.aisc.org/2011nascconline). We plan to offer more of these live streaming sessions at next year’s conference.
Next year, for the first time ever, The Steel Conference is co-locating with the World Steel Bridge Symposium in Dallas April 18-21. Find out more about the 2012 NASCC at www.aisc.org/nascc.
For more information contact:
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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