AISC TURNS 100: A Century of Steel

AISC Looks Back at the 1940s

As AISC looks forward to the next 100 years of bringing together the structural steel industry, we're also looking back at the decades that defined both AISC and the world in general, starting from the very beginning.

With a global war commanding the first half of the decade, American steel became more than just a structural material -- it became a vital part of the war effort. Click through the timeline to discover steel's role at home and on the front lines, as well as some major AISC milestones and historic events of the 1940s.

This timeline is part of a yearlong celebration of AISC's centennial and joins a retrospective of historic articles, other interactive timelines, and more.

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