NSBA to Co-Host SteelDay Event on Capitol Hill
NOTE: THE LOCATION OF THIS EVENT IS BEING CHANGED FROM THE RAYBURN BUILDING TO AISI HQ, 25 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW, SUITE 800, WASHINGTON DC 20001
September 27, 2013 from American Institute of Steel Construction
(Chicago, IL) – The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), in conjunction with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the House and Senate Steel Caucuses, will host a free public event and student steel bridge display at the Rayburn House Office Building (Room B339) on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., next Wednesday, October 2, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. The event kicks off this year’s SteelDay which takes place nationwide next Friday, October 4. To sign up to attend, go to the event registration page.
The event will feature remarks by House Steel Caucus Chairmen Reps. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Pete Visclosky (D-IN), and Roger Ferch, president of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of AISI, Pat Natale, executive director and chief staff officer and secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and others.
In addition, winners of the 2013 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition from the University of California - Berkeley, as well as competition contestants from the University of Akron, University of Delaware and University of Maryland will showcase their large-scale steel bridge models during the event.
Those who ‘tweet’ during the event and throughout SteelDay using #SteelDay on Twitter will be entered into a drawing to win a Google Nexus 7 tablet. Individuals must be following AISC (@aisc) on Twitter to qualify and are allowed a maximum of five entries; each tweet counts as one entry. The winner will be announced by AISC on Monday, October 7, via Twitter.
This special event on Capitol Hill is one of 125 events expected around the U.S. for the fifth annual SteelDay, the structural steel industry’s largest educational and networking celebration. Hosted by AISC, its members and partners, SteelDay invites the AEC community and the public to see the contributions the industry has made in the design and construction of steel buildings and bridges, with free jobsite and steel facility tours, educational seminars and online presentations.
To find and register for SteelDay events by state and event type, visit www.SteelDay.org/FreeEvents. You can also keep up with SteelDay updates and discussions via AISC’s social media channels at www.facebook.com/AISCdotORG, www.twitter.com/aisc, and www.youtube.com/AISCsteelTV.
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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