Steel Shots: SteelDay is Coming!

An 11-story, 157,000-sq.-ft steel residential high-rise known as Circa 922 is currently under construction just west of the Chicago Loop. It’s the first project in the city to be built using the Girder-Slab system, and AISC recently hosted a tour of the building, which drew more than 100 construction professionals (watch the video, courtesy of Descon Plus). The project site tour and presentation was a “pre” SteelDay event, offering a sneak peak at the dozens of events scheduled to take place in Chicago and around the country on SteelDay. Photo: AISC

Only about a month left until the structural steel industry’s sixth annual SteelDay, Friday, September 19! Have you made your plans yet?

Whether you visit a structural steel facility, tour a project jobsite or attend a seminar, you can be part of the industry’s largest educational and networking event. Hosted by AISC and its members and partners, SteelDay offers free events throughout the country for AEC professionals, faculty and students and the public to see firsthand how the vibrant U.S. structural steel industry works to build our country’s buildings and bridges.

You’ll learn about the industry’s latest technologies (ranging from improvements in the properties of steel to better equipment and new communication and design tools), see what’s going on today with structural steel and network with people advancing the design and construction industry.

Can’t get to an event on SteelDay? Don’t fret. Live webinars will be offered. In addition, participants can request a brief informative video about the structural steel industry (email, and, where possible, an industry representative will visit your company’s office or vocational school on SteelDay to answer any questions.

“Never before have there been as many ways to be involved with SteelDay,” said Ross Allbritton, AISC’s industry mobilization manager.

To find and register for SteelDay events by state or event type, visit

To learn more about SteelDay, visit You can also keep up with SteelDay updates and discussions via AISC’s social media channels at, and