AISC Revives ‘Steel Profiles’ Podcast Series

Bob Disque

Gain inspiration in the New Year from captivating discussions with leading experts in the structural steel industry! AISC’s “Steel Profiles” podcast series returns after a year hiatus and provides audio access to valuable insights from leading steel design and construction professionals. The latest episode features a 30-minute interview with “Mr. Steel” himself, Robert (Bob) Disque, P.E. (pictured left), AISC alumni emeritus and former chief engineer. Play or download the podcast free of charge at (podcasts are also available for free on iTunes and RSS).

“I am very excited that the Steel Profiles podcast series is coming back from hiatus!” said Margaret Matthew, Steel Profiles host and AISC senior engineer. “I have many more fascinating people that I’m looking forward to interviewing. The podcast episodes are great listening and offer insight into the lives of these giants in our industry.”

At your convenience you can listen to these interviews with your favorite steel experts and learn interesting and useful tidbits that you likely won’t hear anywhere else. For example, in his interview Disque shares personal experiences from his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II and what led him into civil engineering; his two-decade tenure as AISC’s chief engineer and what prompted him to launch AISC’s lecture series in steel design; his transition to teaching at the University of Maine before returning to AISC until his retirement; and his one piece of advice for structural engineers starting out in the field.

All of AISC’s 23 Steel Profiles podcast episodes are available for online streaming and downloading at The podcast recordings can be downloaded onto any media player and will automatically play on the user’s default audio player, and they can be transferred onto any iPod or MP3 player. Those who have an iTunes ( account can download the podcast recordings (search “AISC Steel Profiles”) and also have the option to subscribe to the series to have the podcast recordings automatically downloaded to their iTunes library free of charge.

Steel Profiles podcasts previously aired monthly and are returning on a limited basis throughout the year with new interview subjects. The next episode will feature an interview with Rafael Sabelli, S.E., principal and director of seismic design at Walter P Moore and a 2013 recipient of AISC’s Special Achievement Award for his contributions to the literature on seismic design of steel and composite structures.

Additional information on all AISC Steel Profiles episodes can be found at