Structural Steel Industry Hosts Fourth Annual SteelDay September 28
June 21, 2012 from American Institute of Steel Construction
(Chicago, IL) – Have you seen what the structural steel industry can do? SteelDay is your opportunity to experience it firsthand. The industry’s largest educational and networking event returns for a fourth successive year on September 28, 2012. Hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), its members and partners, SteelDay is a national event for the design and construction community to learn how design becomes project reality by exploring the structural steel supply chain live.
Last fall more than 10,000 architects, engineers, contractors, owners, university faculty and students, government officials and others attended more than 200 free events all over the country. Events range from educational presentations and seminars to tours of various steel facilities and job sites, where attendees are able to witness advanced technologies and construction processes in action.
“It’s 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.
Each year, more SteelDay hosts work together to provide attendees with a greater perspective of the industry, allowing guests to see more than one type of facility in one day. And attendees such as David Martin with Walter P Moore really appreciate it: "SteelDay provided an opportunity to meet the entire supply chain, from the steel service center to the erector. It also provided an opportunity to meet face-to-face with AISC Certified Fabricators," said Martin.
Even if you’ve attended a SteelDay event in the past, you haven’t seen it all. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect to see at some of this year’s events:
- Structural steel fabricators: Learn how structural steel is prepared for a building or bridge using off-site, controlled conditions, which ensure a consistently high-quality product while reducing errors and costly fixes at the job site. Also see why most steel fabricators use 3D models/BIM and how it streamlines production and increases efficiency.
- Steel mills/producers: Steel is the most recycled material on earth, and today’s modern mills produce steel containing an average of 90% recycled material. Witness steel recycling capabilities and procedures at scrap metal recycling and steel production facilities, and develop an understanding of rolling schedules and steel availability.
- Steel service centers: See what thousands of tons of steel looks like! And learn about the crucial role these facilities play in the industry.
- HSS producers: Watch the fascinating process of manufacturing top-quality hollow structural sections (HSS), and learn about shape availability.
- Bender-rollers: Curved steel doesn’t just happen; precision instruments and experts are responsible for these increasingly popular architectural and structural elements. Observe the very specialized and skilled process of bending and rolling steel shapes.
- Galvanizers: View the Hot-Dip Galvanizing (HDG) process, from staging the material through to its receiving a full protective coating against corrosion.
In addition to connecting with local structural steel representatives across the U.S., this year’s SteelDay will feature live webinars and special events in major metropolitan areas including New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago and others.
For more information on SteelDay 2012 and to sign up for an event near you, visit www.SteelDay.org (updates will continuously be posted as new events and details are added). You can also keep up with SteelDay updates and discussions by joining SteelDay’s fan page on Facebook, here, and following the conversation on Twitter (www.twitter.com, @SteelDay).
For questions about attending or hosting SteelDay events, please contact AISC’s Maria Blood at 312.670.5433, or [email protected].
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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