Registration Now Open for 2016 NASCC in Orlando, Fla.

Last year's Steel Conference in Nashville drew a record-breaking crowd of more than 4,500 attendees. 

If you’re involved in the design or construction of steel buildings or bridges, you need to be in Orlando, Fla., April 13-15 for the 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference. Presented annually by AISC, The Steel Conference is the structural steel industry’s premier educational event and tradeshow where the latest concepts, techniques and products are put on display. This year’s conference at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center will offer more than 100 technical sessions, 200 exhibitors and ample networking opportunities. Registration for the conference is now open at Register between now and January 10 to receive the lowest registration rate (just $340 for AISC members); the rate increases $10 each week until the conference opens.

The Steel Conference offers dynamic, expert-led sessions that focus on structural engineering, steel fabrication, erection and detailing. Unlike other conferences that issue a general call for papers, The Steel Conference carefully selects topics of interest and then seeks out the top experts and presenters. Some of the presenters are very well known, while others may not be household names but still bring a distinct expertise to the program. Speakers range from AISC's Charlie Carter on "What's New with the 2016 Code of Standard Practice" to Cives Steel's Patrick Fortney on "Design of Stability Connections for Beams Used in Steel Seismic Frames."

And this year, The Steel Conference is co-located with the World Steel Bridge Symposium, which offers 21 sessions specifically for bridge designers and highway officials. Sessions range from "Accelerated Bridge Construction" to "Advanced Analysis Techniques for Design and Erection." The conference also incorporates the Structural Stability Research Council’s Annual Stability Conference. The main conference offers up to 16.5 PDHs; but if you need more, the optional pre conference short courses can add 4 more PDHs.

In addition to practical seminars, the conference offers an extensive trade show (featuring products ranging from structural software to machinery for cutting steel beams). It's a once-a-year opportunity to learn the latest trends, see the most innovative products and network with your peers and clients. And one low registration fee gains you admittance to technical sessions, the keynote address, the T.R. Higgins Lecture and the exhibition hall.

Visit to register or view the advance program.