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Field Notes

Welcome to our Field Notes podcast, where we interview industry personalities with interesting stories to tell.


Larry Kruth has dedicated the majority of his life to the structural steel industry as a practicing engineer, a fabricator, a safety expert, an instructor, a committee volunteer, and an AISC vice president. And even though he recently retired (for the second time), his work with the industry will continue.

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Congratulations to our December Steel Quiz Winners!

Scott L. and Ted P. will receive three Design Guides of their choice!

See Previous Questions and Answers

We hope you've enjoyed participating in the weekly quiz for the past few years. Starting in 2023, we will no longer be posting a weekly quiz question. Instead, stop by every Friday to check out our weekly jigsaw puzzle!


Weekly Jigsaw Puzzle 

Try your hand at this week's AISC jigsaw puzzle

Chain of Rocks Road Canal Bridge

Want to learn how to design smarter, more cost-effective cross-frames and diaphragms? If so, our new three-part course is for you!

Presenters Brandon Chavel, Ronnie Medlock, John Holt, Michelle Romage-Chambers, and Devin Altman will provide practical guidance on cross-frame design basics, recommendations, and in-depth examples to get you on the right track. You could earn up to 4.5 PDHs for attending all three sessions, February 9, 16, and 23! Register now at

While you wait for the first session, visit to try assembling the cross-frames from the Prize Bridge Award-winning Chain of Rocks Road Canal Bridge in Granite City, Ill.

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