AISC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Anyone who's worked on a team knows that diversity makes us better.

A wealth of different experiences and backgrounds makes 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.

Elevate Reception at NASCC: The Steel Conference

Keep the party going after the Welcome Reception! Join us for Elevate, a reception that brings together advocates for and allies of under-represented groups in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries.

We are showcasing all of the amazing work being done by the AEC industry non-profits focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Meet new friends and old for drinks and hors-d’oeuvres. You won't want to miss this event! 

When: Wednesday, March 20
Where: San Antonio
Further information is available upon RSVP.

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Did you miss the 2023 Elevate Reception? Read our recap of the event in the NASCC Newsroom.

Bridges to Prosperity

Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) is a nonprofit organization that builds footbridges in isolated communities across the world. It's something we're particularly proud to support because it gets to the heart of what bridges are all about: connecting people.

Since 2016, NSBA-led Bridges to Prosperity projects have connected some 4,300 people to schools, health care, and markets.

In June 2023, NSBA and Bridges to Prosperity built a 120-m bridge in Gihororo, Rwanda--NSBA's fifth such project and our second Bridges to Prosperity project in Rwanda! The team built the trail bridge, largely by hand, in only two weeks.

Voices of the Industry

You can find more interviews with remarkable people in the Modern Steel Construction Field Notes podcast.

John Schuepbach

Connecting the Dots

John Schuepbach links people from all corners of the North American structural steel industry.

Steven Fenves

Service to Steel

AISC volunteer Steven J. Fenves has helped propel the steel industry forward for more than half a century.

Ryan Sherman


Georgia Tech professor and bridge expert Ryan Sherman has focused his recent research on 3D printing and its potential impact on steel construction.

Terri Meyer Boake

The Camera Eye

Architecture professor and 2023 AISC Lifetime Achievement Award winner Terri Meyer Boake has become a respected voice on architecturally exposed structural steel due in no small part to her masterful photography skills.

AEC industry non-profits focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion:


Arab American Association of Engineers & Architects NAMEPA - National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates She Built This City
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) - Culture of CARE National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Association of Women in the Metals Industry National Black Contractors Association Skilled Trade Coalition
Build Out Alliance NOMA - National Organization of Minority Architects SWE - Society of Women Engineers
BuildOUT California NOME - National Organization of Minority Engineers WIA - Women in Architecture
Chicago Women in the Trades/Tradeswomen Taskforce NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers WiSE - Women in Structural Engineering
Engineers Rising oSTEM Women's Transportation Seminar
EqxD - Equity By Design/AIA Qu-AKE - Queer Advocacy and Knowledge Exchange  
IMPACT/Ironworkers International SE3 – Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity/NCSEA