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FREE AISC Steel Talk: The Evolution of the Skyscraper by R. Shankar Nair JULY 18, 2008 - Earn 1PDH/.01CEU

July 10, 2008 From American Institute of Steel Construction

One of the country's pre-eminent designers, R. Shankar Nair of Teng & Associates, will be presenting a talk on "The Evolution of the Skyscraper" in Cheyenne, WY, on July 18. There is no fee for attending this program but registration is required.

The presentation will outline the history of the skyscraper—the invention of the elevator, which made skyscrapers usable; the invention of the metal-framed structure, which made them economical; the rapid increase in height from the 10-story Home Insurance Building in 1885 to the 102-story Empire State Building in 1931; the stagnation in height for many years even as structural materials and techniques improved rapidly; the present surge in super-tall buildings; and trends for the future. All of these developments will be explored with a particular emphasis on the fundamental engineering principles driving the evolution of these structures. Though presented primarily from a structural engineering perspective, the presentation should be accessible to anyone interested in tall buildings. Attendees will earn 1PDH/.01CEU.

For more information, please visit www.aisc.org/steeltalksflyer-july18. Or to register for this program, visit www.aisc.org/steeltalksreg.

For more information, please contact Carly Moore at 312.670.5442 or [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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