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December 3, 2012 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – The 2013 NASCC: The Steel Conference -- the premier educational event for those involved in the design and construction of fabricated steel buildings and bridges -- will take place in St. Louis April 17-19, at America’s Center Convention Complex. Presented by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the three-day event will offer more than 100 sessions by top industry leaders, 200 exhibitors and ample networking opportunities. Registration is now open at www.aisc.org/nascc.

In addition to practical seminars on the latest design concepts and construction techniques for buildings and bridges, The Steel Conference offers an extensive trade show featuring cutting-edge technologies and products ranging from structural software to machinery for cutting steel beams. It’s a once-a-year opportunity to learn the latest techniques, see the most innovative products and network with peers and clients.

Unlike other conferences that issue a general call for papers, The Steel Conference carefully selects topics of interest and then seeks out the top experts and presenters. Some of the presenters are very well known, while others may not be household names but still bring a distinct expertise to the program. Speakers range from Will Jacobs on “Composite Floor System Design Techniques” to the always popular Cliff Schwinger on “50 Tips for Designing Constructible and Economical Steel Buildings” to Jerry Mathison on “Fixing Weld Quality Issues.” Attendees can earn up to 24 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).

This year’s keynote speaker is Jim Pancero, a sales training expert who has been directly involved in "business-to-business" selling for more than 40 years. His presentation, “Buying and Selling in Today’s More Demanding Economy—Are You Good Enough to Get Better?,” will be geared toward helping attendees increase their competitive advantage and profitability by improving their organization’s buying and selling “best practices” in the current economic climate.

The T.R. Higgins Award Lecture, “Structural Innovation Using Tools Old and New,” will be presented by one of the industry’s best known designers, William F. Baker of Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill, LLP. Baker was nominated and selected as the recipient of this year’s award for two papers: Stability Design of the Bow String Trusses of the Virginia Beach Convention Center and Applications of Structural Optimization in Architectural Design. His lecture will delve into the concepts contained in both papers as well as include other design concepts and innovations he has learned and explored.

NASCC’s educational offerings also include the Structural Stability Research Council’s Annual Stability Conference and the Technology in Steel Construction Conference (TSCC), as well as a special track of 10 bridge-related sessions.

The single registration fee includes admittance to technical sessions, exhibition hall, keynote address and the T.R. Higgins Lecture. It also includes admission to all Structural Stability Research Council sessions, all of the Technology in Steel Construction Conference sessions and the full Bridge Track.

Register between December 3 and December 10 to receive the lowest rate of the season ($290 for members and $435 for non-members). The price increases by $10 each Monday until the conference opens.

Visit www.aisc.org/nascc to register or view an advance program.


For more information contact:

Tasha Weiss
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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