2012 NASCC proceedings now available for free online viewing
May 22, 2012 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 free benefit for attendees and members, we audio tape most of the sessions and synchronize them with the speakers' PowerPoint presentations. The recorded sessions from this year's conference in Dallas are now posted online at www.aisc.org/2012nascconline (you can find previous conference seminars by visiting www.aisc.org/freepubs and clicking on "Steel Conference Proceedings"). Some of this year's sessions are also available in MP4 format, with speaker video.
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.
For the first time, the National Steel Bridge Alliance's World Steel Bridge Symposium was collocated with NASCC. The entire exhibit hall was sold out and the attendance of nearly 3,600 made it the third largest Steel Conference ever. Many of the WSBS sessions are included in the online conference proceedings. You can also download this year's WSBS papers at no charge at www.steelbridges.org/2012WSBSProceedings.
Next year's NASCC will be held in St. Louis, April 17-20. To learn more about The Steel Conference, visit 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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