Architectural Iron and Steel Conference Headed to MIT April 2-3

Chicago’s Millennium Park, home to iconic steel structures including the Cloud Gate sculpture (also known as “the Bean”) and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. (Photo: AISC) 

The biennial “Architectural Iron & Steel in the 21st Century: Design and Preservation of Contemporary & Historic Architecture” conference will be held on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge, Mass., April 2-3, 2016. More than 35 architects, engineers and researchers will give presentations on the use, performance, maintenance and preservation/restoration of cast iron, wrought iron, structural steel, architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS), stainless steel and other steels used in new and existing buildings and monuments. The conference also includes an optional tour program on April 4, focusing on fabrication facilities and structures using these materials.

The conference is organized by Technology and Conservation, the MIT Department of Architecture’s Building Technology program and the Boston Society of Architects’ Historic Resources Committee. See the flyer for the full agenda and registration information.