New AISC Standard Now Available for Public Review

Apr. 9, 2019 - The American Institute of Steel Construction invites comments on the current draft of a new standard that will apply to the retrofit of structural steel buildings subjected to seismic loading. The new standard, Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 342), is intended to be used in conjunction with ASCE/SEI 41, as a replacement to Chapter 9 of that document. Public comments will be accepted through May 20, 2019.

NSBA Welcomes Brandon Chavel as Director of Market Development

Apr. 9, 2019 - Brandon Chavel, one of the nation's leading bridge designers, has joined the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction, as its new Director of Market Development. Chavel will spearhead the expansion of AISC's Steel Solutions Center to provide technical assistance, innovative solutions, and tools to make structural steel bridge design even easier. Chavel will manage a team that will develop conceptual solutions for bridges across the country, and will also direct an initiative to foster public-private partnership work with general contractors.

AISC Names 2018 Safety Award Winners

Mar. 1, 2019 - The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has honored more than 60 structural steel fabrication and erection facilities with AISC Safety Awards for their excellent safety performance records in 2018. Awards are given in the categories of "Fabricator" and "Erector" and include the Safety Award of Honor -- AISC's top safety award -- presented for a perfect safety record of no disabling injuries, as well as the Safety Certificate of Merit and the Safety Certificate of Commendation.

AISC to Honor Eight Leading Design and Construction Professionals at the 2019 NASCC: The Steel Conference

Feb. 19, 2019 - Eight leaders from across the structural steel design, construction and academic communities will be presented with prestigious awards by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) at the 2019 NASCC: The Steel Conference (April 3-5 in St. Louis). AISC awards honor significant individuals who have made a difference in the success of the fabricated structural steel industry. Whether it's for an innovative design, an insightful technical paper or a lifetime of outstanding service, an AISC award bestows prestige and well-deserved recognition upon its recipient.

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The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States.

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