2018 NASCC Registration Opens January 15

The 2018 NASCC: The Steel Conference is set to take place April 11-13 in Baltimore. If you’re involved in the design or construction of steel buildings or bridges, this is your once-a-year opportunity to meet more than 4,500 industry practitioners and learn from the leading experts in the steel community, whether it’s an expert on wind design, the author of a design guide on vibration or members of the committee who put together the AISC Code of Standard Practice. In addition, more than 240 exhibitors will showcase the latest products and services ranging from fabrication equipment to structural engineering software.

“The industry connections, personal relationships, cutting-edge technology and face-to-face interactions are worth way more than the cost of the entire trip,” said 2017 participant Nyckey Heath, PE, of Bennett Steel, Inc. (an AISC member and certified fabricator). “I have met many people who have proven to be valuable resources for me as an engineer, fabricator and erector. This is an investment in your company’s future!”  

This year’s event will offer more than 130 technical sessions on the latest design concepts, construction techniques and cutting-edge research, including 13 sessions at the SSRC Annual Stability Conference and 26 sessions at the World Steel Bridge Symposium. The conference also includes an Architect’s Program, a tailored collection of more than 50 unique sessions for architects.

Participants can earn up to 16 PDHs by attending the conference’s dynamic, expert-led sessions (plus an additional 4 PDHs if they attend the optional pre-conference short course).

This year’s conference also features three keynote sessions—one each day. The first is on a general topic designed to engage the audience and will feature Dan Goods, a visual strategist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. The second will feature a presentation from the top-rated speaker from the last decade of The Steel Conference— Duane Miller, PE, ScD, manager, engineering services and welding design consultant at Lincoln Electric. The third is the 2018 T.R. Higgins Lecture, presented by 2018 award winner Robert J. Connor, a professor at Purdue University School of Engineering.

One low registration fee gains you access to all of the technical sessions, the keynote sessions, the T.R. Higgins Lecture and the exhibition hall. Registration for the conference opens January 15. For more information, visit