Chicago Architecture Foundation Hosts Engineering Fest this Weekend

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) welcomes the public to enjoy “E-FEST,” a weekend of free family programs and activities celebrating engineering in the built environment. The events will be held this weekend, February 21-22, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Railway Exchange Building at 224 S. Michigan Ave. in the Chicago Loop.

Chicago is known for its architectural and engineering innovations, and this year’s E-FEST encourages people of all ages to think about how innovations in design help engineers solve crucial problems. Activities include tours, hands-on experiences and demonstrations in six engineering disciplines: civil, structural, environmental, mechanical, electrical and acoustic.

AISC-member steel producer ArcelorMittal is a key sponsor of the event.

“We are proud to partner with the Chicago Architecture Foundation on this year’s Engineering Fest to introduce thousands of young people to the endless opportunities available within the field of engineering,” said Marcy Twete, manager, corporate responsibility for ArcelorMittal and CAF trustee. “This next generation of engineers will change the way we develop steel for cars, buildings, appliances and other products we depend on.”

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And while you’re out enjoying the city, take AISC’s self-guided Chicago Walking Tour, celebrating Chicago’s structural steel heritage.