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Louisiana Fabricator Dedicates Steel Sculpture to ULM

The steel sculpture at ULM is one of more than 170 across the country that give students a visual understanding of steel framing and connections. Photo courtesy of Steel Fabricators of Monroe, LLC 

Earlier this month, Steel Fabricators of Monroe, LLC in Monroe, La., (an AISC Member/Certified fabricator) dedicated a steel sculpture to the School of Construction Management at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). The sculpture’s design was obtained from AISC to be used as a visual teaching aid for students. The university selected a hot-dipped galvanized finish, rather than a painted finish, to minimize coating maintenance.

The three owners of Steel Fabricators of Monroe, LLC, John Hunter, Jane Brown and Joe Tannehill, were all graduates of the university’s School of Construction, which was formed in 1966 under the school of Pure and Applied Sciences and was moved to the School of Business several years ago. It was the first school of construction in the country to become accredited. The first director of the school was Thurman Potts, an architect by trade and Jane Brown’s father.

The steel sculpture at ULM is one of more than 170 across the country that give students a visual understanding of steel framing and steel connections. You can see if a school near you has a steel sculpture on the Faculty and Students channel of the AISC website. To see more of the sculptures at various schools, visit the AISC Education Flickr page or the Steel Sculpture album on AISC’s Facebook page.

To find out how to get a Steel Sculpture on your campus, please email Maria Mnookin at universityprograms@aisc.org. Fabricators interested in building and donating a steel sculpture to a university should also contact Maria.


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