AISC Features AESS at AIA Conference

Five samples of AESS representing the various categories—will be at AISC booth 817.

We’ll be in New York this week for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture 2018 (A’18) at the Jacob Javits Center. A’18 starts tomorrow and ends on Saturday, June 23 and expects 24,000 registrants from around the world.

AISC has two booths this year: the AISC booth (817) and the curved steel booth (represented by the AISC Bender/Roller Committee—815), both located on level three. The theme for the latter booth is the new AESS category system. We’ll have five samples, representing the various categories, at the booth for people to see and touch.

AESS will also be highlighted in our session “Specifying Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: The Next Generation for Success,” presented by Tabitha Stine, AISC vice president of market development, and Jacinda Collins, AISC structural steel specialist. (However, the topic is so popular that the session's already full. But if you’d would like to schedule an AESS presentation at your office, contact the structural specialist in your area.)

Additionally, A’18 will feature more than 750 programs, including 365 educational sessions, 185 events, 225 tours and nearly 800 design exhibits. There will be 220 new programs and pre-conference workshops on topics from trends and advancements in the built environment to security in design. A’18 will also focus on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion and designing public spaces that are accessible to all.

AIA will also be debuting its new film, Cano Martin Pena: A Blueprint for Better, on June 21. The film is part of the AIA’s “Blueprint for Better” campaign, which highlights the collaborative work of architects and civic leaders to solve issues facing cities and communities.   

To learn more about A’18, visit