AISC Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Anyone who's worked on a team knows that diversity makes us better--a wealth of different experiences and backgrounds make for a great final result! Equity, diversity, and inclusion make our industry stronger and smarter, but it can be hard to pull more chairs up to the proverbial table. AISC has compiled some resources to help you think about bringing more voices into the conversation.

Bridges to Prosperity

Bridges to ProsperityNSBA has collaborated with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), a nonprofit organization that builds footbridges in isolated communities across the world, to build bridges in Panama and Bolivia in 2016, 2018, and 2019. Stay tuned for information on NSBA's upcoming fourth collaboration with B2P in Ryakanamiganda, Rwanda. 



Equity Events coming soon!

Voices of the Industry

Hannah Blum

Alternate Realities

In October’s Field Notes podcast, listen to University of Wisconsin professor Hannah Blum discuss her travels and studies in Australia, her experiences with remote teaching, her work with virtual and mixed reality, and her stability research. 

Corey Valleroy

Engaging Effort

University of Missouri Steel Bridge Team captain Corey Valleroy shares his experience with increasing his team in both size and diversity and making the most of their experience in the 2021 AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition.

Nick Colina

Building Out

Learn how Nick Colina took his family’s fabrication business from struggling to booming and hear about his role with BuildOut California, the world’s first LGBT industry association dedicated to the sustainable growth of LGBTQ-owned and certified businesses in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction services, real estate development, and related industries.

Hunter Ruthrauff

Forging a Connection

2021 Forge Prize Winner Hunter Ruthrauff talks about how his passion for architecture spawned a passion for aesthetically significant bridges—and how that passion spawned a pet project of sorts that became his AISC Forge Prize-winning design, a 3D-printed steel pedestrian bridge spanning Florida Canyon in San Diego’s Balboa Park.