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  • July 6, 2020

    Code of Standard Practice for Structural Stainless Steel Buildings Now Available for Public Review

    The new AISC Code of Standard Practice for Structural Stainless Steel Buildings (AISC 313) is available for public review through August 14, 2020. This new standard sets forth criteria for the trade practices involved in the design, purchase, fabrication, and erection of structural stainless steel buildings.

  • July 2, 2020

    New Supplement to 2016 AISC Prequalified Seismic Moment Connection Standard Available as a Free Download

    Supplement No. 2 expands the prequalification scope of the SidePlate moment connection (Chapter 11), as well as the Simpson Strong-Tie Strong Frame moment connection (Chapter 12).

  • June 17, 2020

    America’s Structural Steel Industry Remains a Success Story

    “There are no steel shortages—absolutely, positively not," said Gary Stein, CEO of Triple-S Steel, an AISC member service center company with a network of approximately 30 locations. "I've seen headlines talking about steel mill shutdowns, but that's not structural steel. Structural mills are all running just fine."

  • June 8, 2020

    New Structural Stainless Steel Standard Available for Public Review

    AISC 370 will encompass the design, fabrication, and erection of austenitic and duplex structural stainless steels: sections made from annealed sheet, strip, and plate that have not been subsequently cold-formed or rolled; hollow structural sections; round and square bar, annealed and cold-finished; and hot-rolled or extruded shapes. It also applies to precipitation hardening stainless steel bar.

  • May 31, 2020

    AISC Seeks Amazing Ideas from Emerging Architects--with $15,000 and an Industry Spotlight on the Line!

    "The Forge Prize empowers emerging designers to create freely with no set site and or project type," said 2020 Forge Prize judge Rebekah Gandy, AIA, LEED AP, CDT, of Gensler. "AISC supports each finalist by providing guidance from real-world steel industry leaders. This collaborative approach pushes each design’s materialization and helps further our AEC industry."

  • May 22, 2020

    Visionary Footbridge/Elevated Park Concept Wins AISC’s Forge Prize

    “Competitions provide a context for reimagining,” said judge David Sadinsky of Turner Exhibits. "Opportunities like The Forge Prize allow research and idea exploration through a free process to develop project possibilities. When you are free from physical constraints, the sparks of optimism are free to ignite."

  • May 18, 2020

    Nominate An Outstanding Paper for the 2021 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

    The winner will receive a $15,000 cash prize and be recognized as a keynote speaker at the 2021 NASCC: The Steel Conference, which will take place April 14-16 in Louisville, Ky. The winner will also present his/her work at various prestigious professional events throughout the year.

  • May 17, 2020

    Wanted: America’s Most Innovative Structures for 2021 IDEAS2 Awards

    IDEAS² Awards don’t only go to high-profile projects. AISC has recently honored an outstanding monumental stair, a gorgeous public transit station, and the sustainable equipment barn at a winery in addition to jaw-dropping high-rises and striking education buildings. All we ask is innovation and imaginative design!

  • May 3, 2020

    Three Visionary Forge Prize Finalists to Present Their Ideas--Live!

    “Any opportunity to work alongside architects to showcase what steel construction has to offer is great for the steel construction business as a whole,” said SteelFab, Inc. Texas Division Vice President Darren J. Cook.

  • May 1, 2020

    New Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit Standard Available for Public Review

    The standard will provide provisions to be used with ASCE/SEI 41 for the seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing structural steel buildings, and is expected to be incorporated into and replace Chapter 9 in the next edition of that document.

  • April 8, 2020

    Registration Now Open for the Virtual Steel Conference

    The Virtual Steel Conference will feature some of the originally planned sessions as well as some new ones that are specifically designed to help the AEC community navigate today's uncertainties. "We know this is a difficult time for everyone so we're offering this virtual conference at no cost to attendees, including providing PDH credits," said Scott Melnick, AISC’s senior vice president.

  • March 31, 2020

    Steel Industry Groups Urge Congress to Include Infrastructure in Next Stimulus Bill

    “Making a long-term and robust infrastructure investment now will not only respond to the urgent transportation system needs that are well known, but it also will create high paying jobs allowing businesses and families to recover from this extremely difficult economic shock,” the groups said.

  • March 15, 2020

    AISC Cancels 2020 NASCC: The Steel Conference Due to Coronavirus Threat

    "Just as the design community and construction industry turns toward AISC for reliable information and advice on steel design and construction, we turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for health information and advice on dealing with the coronavirus," said Scott Melnick, AISC's senior vice president and the administrator for the conference.

  • March 13, 2020

    A Message about NASCC: The Steel Conference from AISC President Charlie Carter

  • March 12, 2020

    AISC Standard for Certification Programs (AISC 207) Available for Second Public Review

    AISC Standard for Certification Programs (AISC 207) is now available for a second public review. This document is an update to AISC 207-16 and adds requirements for hydraulic metal structures. It includes the entire draft standard dated March 5, 2020, with tracked revisions made since the first review.

  • March 3, 2020

    Steel Fabrication Industry Represented in Steel Caucus Hearing Thursday

    David Zalesne, president of Owen Steel Company and the immediate past-chair of AISC, is set to give a fabricator’s perspective on the market, including potential implications of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s decision regarding fabricated structural steel imports from China, Canada, and Mexico.

  • February 25, 2020

    ITC Announces Results in Fabricated Structural Steel Case

    “We are clearly disappointed with the ITC’s negative determination. U.S. fabricators and the American families who depend on them are hurting because of unfairly traded FSS imports and will suffer additional harm in the absence of much-needed trade relief,” said Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, president of the American Institute of Steel Construction.

  • February 19, 2020

    NSBA Recognizes 19 Outstanding Bridges

    All of the 2020 Prize Bridge Award winners have made an enormous impact on the lives of the people they serve--some in particularly dramatic ways. The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge reconnected a California community after a landslide damaged a concrete bridge beyond repair (so much so that groceries and fuel had to be brought in by helicopter!). The new bridge opened for traffic across a narrow, mountainous space only eight months after the existing bridge was closed.

  • February 4, 2020

    Nine Innovative American Structures Win Top Steel Design Awards

    "These projects are tributes to the creativity of the designers and the skills of the constructors who collaborated to make them reality," said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "Steel shines and soars on their talents and we celebrate the accomplishments these projects represent."

  • December 20, 2019

    New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Reaffirms Support for American Ironworkers with Visit to Novel Iron Works

    New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu showed his support for American-made fabricated steel during his visit yesterday afternoon to Novel Iron Works. Governor Sununu spent time with workers and their families at Novel’s holiday luncheon and toured the plant.

  • December 3, 2019

    AISC to Honor 13 Leading Design, Construction, and Education Professionals at the 2020 NASCC: The Steel Conference

    AISC will honor leaders across the structural steel design, construction, and academic communities with prestigious awards at the 2020 NASCC: The Steel Conference (April 22-24 in Atlanta). The awards presentation and opening keynote will take place on Wednesday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center.

  • Set your alarm for the AISC Cyber Monday sale!

    We'd like to offer you a present for the holiday season: a flash sale on the 15th edition Steel Construction Manual, selected Design Guides, and education programming.

  • October 31, 2019

    Safety Alert: Respirators Recalled

    3M has announced an immediate stop use and inspect or return notice for some of its 3M Half Facepiece Disposable Respirators 5000 Series - Medium.

  • October 17, 2019

    AISC Remembers Jeffrey W. Post

    “Jeff was a special person. His outlook on life and humor made him a pleasure to work with,” said AISC’s Chief of Engineering Staff Thomas J. Schlafly. “Jeff brought a great blend of humanity, ethics and 'steel' to the table every day.”

  • October 9, 2019

    Gusset Plate Expert Bo Dowswell Wins 2020 AISC T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

    Dowswell will present "Gusset Plates: The Evolution of Simplified Design Models" as a keynote speaker during NASCC: The Steel Conference, which will take place April 22-24 in Atlanta. This lecture provides a brief history of gusset plate design methods before considering current approaches and previewing a new method to predict the compression strength of gusset plates using notional loads.

  • September 30, 2019

    New AISC Standard, Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 342), Available for Public Review

    Portions of the current draft of a new AISC standard, Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 342), are now available for public review until November 4, 2019.

  • September 27, 2019

    AISC Celebrates SteelDay with a flash sale on the 15th edition Steel Construction Manual

    Sep. 27, 2019 - From now through Monday, we're dropping the price! The member price is now $175 (down from $200) and $350 (down from $400) for non-members.

  • September 9, 2019

    AISC Congratulates Nucor's John J. Ferriola and Leon J. Topalian

    "We are better for the leadership of John Ferriola in his work at Nucor and the meaningful involvement he has fostered for Nucor in the activities of the industry and AISC," said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PD, PhD.

  • August 28, 2019

    Safety Alert: Equipment Recall and California Emergency Regulation

    Certain models of two Self-Retracting Lifelines have been recalled, and California has issued an emergency regulation to protect outdoor workers from potentially dangerous wildfire smoke.

  • September 4, 2019

    AISC Standard for Certification Programs (AISC 207) Available for Public Review

    AISC Standard for Certification Programs (AISC 207) is now available for public review until October 7, 2019. This document is an update to AISC 207-16 and adds requirements for hydraulic metal structures.

  • August 9, 2019

    Safety Alert: Equipment Recalls and OSHA Training Fraud

    Two manufacturers are recalling safety products, and OSHA has issued a warning about increased fraudulent activity related to training courses.

  • August 9, 2019

    Supplement No. 2 to AISC 358-16 Prequalified Moment Connection Standard Available for Public Review

    Supplement No. 2 to the 2016 AISC standard Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications (AISC 358-16) is now available for public review until September 27, 2019. This document expands the scope of prequalification for the Chapter 11 SidePlate moment connection and the Chapter 12 Simpson Strong-Tie Strong Frame moment connection.

  • July 30, 2019

    NSBA Urges Support for Highway Funding Proposal

    The National Steel Bridge Alliance, a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction, and the rest of the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) urge all members of the EPW committee to support the proposed America's Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) during today's full-committee mark-up.

  • July 12, 2019

    AISC Celebrates Ted Galambos’s 63 Years of Service

    The American Institute of Steel Construction recently recognized Theodore (Ted) V. Galambos for his outstanding service to the organization on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

  • July 2, 2019

    AISC Awards Inaugural Forge Prize to Innovative Architect

    The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is pleased to award the inaugural Forge Prize to Jin Young Song of Dioinno Architecture and his promising interlocking module system.

  • June 24, 2019

    Student Engineers Prove Their Metal at AISC’s 2019 Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals

    "There is so much energy from the students on competition day," said Christina Harber, SE, PE, director of education at AISC. "The level of commitment that they have for learning, achievement, and teamwork is astounding. Their passion for this program will translate into successful careers as engineers."

  • May 30, 2019

    NSBA Has Recognized the Country's Best Bridges for 91 Years. Is Yours Next?

    Have you recently worked on a bridge that embodies the pioneering spirit of modern bridge-building? The National Steel Bridge Alliance and the American Institute of Steel Construction want to hear about it. The 2020 Prize Bridge Awards are now open for entries!

  • May 29, 2019

    Wanted: Innovative Structures and Visionary Teams for IDEAS2 Awards

    The American Institute of Steel Construction is looking for the next generation of American landmarks constructed with structural steel. AISC's Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Award program is now open for entries! These awards recognize outstanding projects that illustrate the exciting possibilities of structural steel.

  • May 22, 2019

    John Bailey, Former Prospect Steel President and AISC Board Member, Dies at 66

    "He was many things to me: my boss, my mentor, and my buddy," said Patrick Schueck, president of Lexicon. "He was a visionary, a hard-charger, a shrewd businessman, a horrible golfer, and one hell of a good time. He was an amazing card player and an incredible negotiator. He could estimate a complicated project on a cocktail napkin, seal the deal before dinner, and pop the cork for dessert."

  • May 17, 2019

    AISC Remembers Ground-breaking Architect I.M. Pei

    "I.M. Pei leaves a physical and intellectual legacy of constant innovation, much of which featured steel as the structural medium," AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, said. "His many iconic structures will inspire generations of architects to push the boundaries and bring new ideas to life and we look forward to being part of that celebration of his work and influence."

  • May 14, 2019

    Nominate An Outstanding Paper for the 2020 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

    The American Institute of Steel Construction is now accepting nominations for the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award. This annual award recognizes an innovative lecturer/author whose outstanding technical writing constitutes a ground-breaking addition to engineering literature on fabricated structural steel.

  • April 24, 2019

    AISC Responds to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: Sustainable Buildings Framed in Steel Are Part of the Solution to Climate Change

    "When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, domestically produced structural steel is part of the solution, not part of the problem," AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, said.

  • April 9, 2019

    New AISC Standard Now Available for Public Review

    The American Institute of Steel Construction invites comments on the current draft of a new standard that will apply to the retrofit of structural steel buildings subjected to seismic loading. The new standard, Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 342), is intended to be used in conjunction with ASCE/SEI 41, as a replacement to Chapter 9 of that document. Public comments will be accepted through May 20, 2019.

  • April 9, 2019

    NSBA Welcomes Brandon Chavel as Director of Market Development

    Brandon Chavel, one of the nation's leading bridge designers, has joined the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction, as its new Director of Market Development. Chavel will spearhead the expansion of AISC's Steel Solutions Center to provide technical assistance, innovative solutions, and tools to make structural steel bridge design even easier. Chavel will manage a team that will develop conceptual solutions for bridges across the country, and will also direct an initiative to foster public-private partnership work with general contractors.

  • March 1, 2019

    AISC Names 2018 Safety Award Winners

    The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has honored more than 60 structural steel fabrication and erection facilities with AISC Safety Awards for their excellent safety performance records in 2018. Awards are given in the categories of "Fabricator" and "Erector" and include the Safety Award of Honor -- AISC's top safety award -- presented for a perfect safety record of no disabling injuries, as well as the Safety Certificate of Merit and the Safety Certificate of Commendation.

  • February 19, 2019

    AISC to Honor Eight Leading Design and Construction Professionals at the 2019 NASCC: The Steel Conference

    Eight leaders from across the structural steel design, construction and academic communities will be presented with prestigious awards by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) at the 2019 NASCC: The Steel Conference (April 3-5 in St. Louis). AISC awards honor significant individuals who have made a difference in the success of the fabricated structural steel industry. Whether it's for an innovative design, an insightful technical paper or a lifetime of outstanding service, an AISC award bestows prestige and well-deserved recognition upon its recipient.

  • February 4, 2019

    Thirteen Building Projects Win Top Steel Design Awards

    A "baker's dozen" of structural steel projects have earned recognition in the 2019 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). Conducted annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the IDEAS2 award is the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the U.S. structural steel industry and recognizes excellence and innovation in the use of structural steel on building projects across the country. The winning projects and their respective team members will be recognized at the 2019 NASCC: The Steel Conference, April 3-5 in St. Louis.

  • January 3, 2019

    New Hire Announcement: AISC Welcomes Edward Seglias as General Counsel

    AISC warmly welcomes Edward Seglias, Partner at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, as General Counsel. Seglias is replacing David Ratterman, who retired at the end of last year after serving as AISC's General Counsel for 30 years. Bringing more than 25 years of experience, Seglias is a highly regarded trial lawyer, noted for his wealth of experience in construction disputes. Additionally, he is a sought-after lecturer on the subjects of bidding law, delay claims, scope claims and project management, and has created an array of seminars for various trade organizations.

  • January 2, 2019

    Registration Now Open for 2019 NASCC: The Steel Conference in St. Louis

    Registration is now open for NASCC: The Steel Conference. The sooner you register, the more you save! Registration starts at $420 and will increase on a weekly basis, so be sure to register now for the best price. If you're involved in the design or construction of steel buildings or bridges, The Steel Conference is the premier opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest design concepts, construction techniques and cutting-edge research while engaging with thousands of industry professionals.

  • December 4, 2018

    New Supplement to 2016 AISC Prequalified Seismic Moment Connection Standard Available for Free Download

    Engineers now have more options for seismic design. AISC’s recently released Supplement No. 1 (ANSI/AISC 358s1-18) to the 2016 version of the AISC standard, Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications (ANSI/AISC 358-16), now allows designers to specify slotted web moment connections. In addition, the supplement includes a field bolted option for the popular SidePlate moment connection.

  • December 4, 2018

    Latest Revision to AISC Nuclear Specification Now Available for Free Download

    The 2018 version of the AISC standard, Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (ANSI/AISC N690-18), is now available for free download. The updated standard includes changes that are compatible with the baseline document, the 2016 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-16), and it replaces ANSI/AISC N690-12 including Supplement No. 1 (ANSI/AISC N690s1-15).

  • November 14, 2018

    ACSA/AISC Announce New Competition for Visionary Designs in Steel

    AISC has partnered with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) to establish a new opportunity for emerging design professionals to submit proposals for visionary designs that embrace steel as the primary structural component. You'll have the opportunity to win up to $20,000! The Stage One deadline for submitting a design proposal is January 16, 2019.

  • November 9, 2018

    U.S. Air Force Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development Wins Steel Design Award

    The United States Air Force Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD), Colorado Springs, Colo., has earned national recognition in the 2018 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from AISC during a ceremony to take place at the building on Tuesday, November 13.

  • October 22, 2018

    Ronald D. Ziemian Named 2019 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award Winner

    The 2019 winner of the $15,000 AISC T.R. Higgins Award is Ronald D. Ziemian, a professor at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. Ziemian is recognized worldwide for his expertise in structural stability and his uncanny ability to take an incredibly complex topic and make it understandable to everyone from undergraduates to experienced structural engineers.

  • October 11, 2018

    New AISC Design Guide Focuses on Curved Steel Design

    Despite the widespread use of curved structural steel members, detailed guidance relative to U.S. design practice is scarce. AISC’s new Design Guide 33: Curved Member Design brings all of the latest information on curved members into a single document that is compatible with the 2016 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.

  • October 4, 2018

    New Edition of Welded Connections Design Guide Available

    The second edition of AISC Design Guide 21: Welded Connections – A Primer for Engineers (DG 21) is now available. This new edition of the guide, authored by structural welding guru Duane K. Miller, PE, ScD, The Lincoln Electric Co., provides an updated overview of all kinds of topics related to structural welding.

  • September 25, 2018

    AISC Unveils New Tagline and Membership Logos

    For more than a decade, AISC has proudly proclaimed, "There’s Always a Solution in Steel!" Recently, we introduced a new tagline: “Smarter. Stronger. Steel.” At the same time, we’ve rolled out a new, cleaner look to our printed materials, including modernized, simplified versions of our logos for Full, Associate and Professional members.

  • September 20, 2018

    New AISC Night School Course Explores the Steel Construction Process

    AISC’s new Night School course, “Steel Construction: From the Mill to Topping Out,” takes an in-depth look at the entire steel construction process, from the manufacturing of steel to completion of the structure. This eight-session course begins October 15 and runs through December 10.

  • September 19, 2018

    AISC Seeks Committee Members for New Structural Stainless Steel Standard

    AISC is assembling a new committee to develop and approve a new standard on the design, fabrication, erection and quality of structural stainless steel (excluding cold-formed stainless steel).

  • September 17, 2018

    Seattle North Transfer Station Wins National Steel Design Award

    Seattle Public Utilities' new North Transfer Station Rebuild, Tipping and Transfer Building has earned national recognition in the 2018 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from AISC during a ceremony to take place at the building on Thursday, September 27.

  • September 10, 2018

    New Edition of AISC Seismic Design Manual Available

    Designers and fabricators can now access the most comprehensive information for performance-based seismic design with the 3rd Edition AISC Seismic Design Manual. This new edition of the manual has been expanded with additional information and design aids to help engineers navigate the design of steel and composite seismic resisting systems (SFRS). It includes discussion and practical guidance on applying the latest versions of AISC’s core standards.

  • September 6, 2018

    Winners Announced in 2018 Steel Design Student Competition

    Sixteen exceptional student design projects have been recognized as winners in the 19th annual Steel Design Student Competition for the 2017-2018 academic year. The competition encourages architecture students from across North America to explore the many functional and aesthetic uses for steel in design and construction. A total of $14,000 in cash prizes was awarded to the winning students and their faculty sponsors.

  • August 22, 2018

    Innovation Champion Ron Klemencic Featured in Latest Steel Profiles Podcast

    "Insatiable appetite to learn coupled with the fear of failure," says Ron Klemencic, PE, SE, chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), on his motivation to innovate. Klemencic is interviewed in the latest episode of AISC's Steel Profiles podcast series.

  • August 9, 2018

    U.S. Imposes Tariffs on Fabricated Structural Steel Imports from China

    The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released its list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25% tariff as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual property. The list contains 279 of the original 284 tariff lines proposed, including those AISC requested for inclusion in its two separate testimonies in front of the USTR Section 301 Committee. This is the first time that tariffs have been extended beyond mill products to include fabricated structural steel, and will go into effect on August 23, 2018.

  • August 6, 2018

    U.S. Structural Steel Industry Celebrates 10th Annual SteelDay September 28

    SteelDay marks its 10th anniversary on Friday, September 28, and you’re invited to join the celebration! SteelDay is your opportunity to gain insight into the value and expertise the U.S. structural steel industry brings to our nation’s building and bridge projects, and there are plenty of ways to participate.

  • July 31, 2018

    Industry Testifies to Include Fabricated Structural Steel in Section 301 Tariffs

    Last week, David Zalesne, chairman of AISC and president of Owen Steel Company, Columbia, S.C. (an AISC member and certified fabricator), testified on behalf of the fabricated structural steel industry in front of the U.S. Trade Representative Section 301 Committee in Washington, D.C., in support of applying 25% duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act to the products described by six Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Codes relating to fabricated structural steel imported from China.

  • July 23, 2018

    Submit Your Nominations for AISC’s Lifetime and Special Achievement Awards

    Do you know a deserving individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership or provided significant contributions to the structural steel industry? Nominate them for an AISC lifetime or special achievement award, which honor exceptional industry professionals. The winners will be recognized at NASCC: The Steel Conference, April 3-5, 2019, in St. Louis.

  • July 2, 2018

    150 N. Riverside Chicago Skyscraper Wins National Steel Design Award

    The 150 N. Riverside office tower in Chicago has earned national recognition in the 2018 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from AISC during a ceremony to take place at the building on July 9.

  • June 19, 2018

    Fabricated Structural Steel Considered for Section 301 Tariff List

    The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released a list of products imported from China that will be subject to additional tariffs as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual property. Fabricated structural steel was added for consideration to the Section 301 tariff list due in part to AISC’s advocacy and testimony at last month’s USTR Section 301 public hearing in Washington, D.C.

  • June 18, 2018

    2019 IDEAS2 Awards Call for Entries Open

    Show the great work your firm does in steel through entering AISC's 2019 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Awards competition! This awards program recognizes excellence and innovation in the use of structural steel on building projects across the country. The award is the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the U.S. structural steel industry.

  • November 3, 2016

    Mariposa Land Port of Entry Wins National Steel Design Award

    The Mariposa Land Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz., has earned national recognition in the 2016 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2).

  • November 1, 2016

    2016 AISC Prequalified Seismic Moment Connection Standard Available for Free Download

    The 2016 version of the AISC standard, Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications (ANSI/AISC 358-16), is now available for free downloading on the AISC website at www.aisc.org/aisc358.

  • June 13, 2018

    ProMedica Corporate Headquarters Wins National Steel Design Award

    ProMedica Corporate Headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, has earned national recognition in the 2018 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from AISC during a ceremony to take place at the building on June 25.

  • June 6, 2018

    2018 NASCC: The Steel Conference Proceedings Available

    If you missed sessions from the 2018 NASCC: The Steel Conference in Baltimore (or you want to rewatch your favorites), you can catch up online! More than 130 session recordings from this year’s conference, which include a synchronization of the speakers’ voices along with their visual presentations, are now available for free online viewing.

  • October 17, 2016

    2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice Now Available for Free Download

    ANSI/AISC 303-16 — the 2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges — is now available as a free PDF download at www.aisc.org/2016code.

  • October 14, 2016

    Todd A. Helwig Wins 2017 AISC T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

    Todd A. Helwig, PhD, professor of civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, is the 2017 recipient of AISC’s prestigious T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award.

  • June 4, 2018

    Lafayette College Wins NSSBC for First Time Ever

    The student steel bridge team from Lafayette College, Easton, Penn., was crowned champions in the 2018 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC), hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 25-26. This is the first time the college has captured the national title in the competition’s 27-year history. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, received second place overall, and École de technologie supérieure, who won first place overall the past two years, took home third.

  • May 29, 2018

    Nominations Sought for 2019 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

    Everyone involved in steel design and construction is encouraged to submit nominations for the prestigious T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award, which includes a $15,000 cash prize. Presented annually by AISC, the award recognizes a lecturer-author whose technical paper (or papers) is considered an outstanding contribution to engineering literature on fabricated structural steel.

  • October 11, 2016

    Vertical House in Dallas Wins National Steel Building Design Award

    A five-story residence in Dallas has earned national recognition in the 2016 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2).

  • October 7, 2016

    Eighth Annual SteelDay Showcases Industry to Thousands

    Thousands of AEC professionals, students and others gained first-hand insight into the work, experience and accomplishments of the U.S. structural steel industry in celebration of the eighth annual SteelDay on September 30.

  • May 18, 2018

    Industry Testifies to Include Fabricated Structural Steel in Section 301 Tariffs

    Jeffrey Sterner, president and chief operating officer of High Industries, Lancaster, Pa. (an AISC member and certified fabricator and erector), and a member of the AISC board of directors, testified on behalf of AISC in front of the United States Trade Representative Section 301 committee on Tuesday, requesting that the administration add the principal Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes for fabricated structural steel to the Section 301 tariff list.

  • May 14, 2018

    New Edition of Rehabilitation and Retrofit Design Guide Available

    The second edition of AISC’s Design Guide 15: Rehabilitation and Retrofit (DG15) is an extensive resource for any rehabilitation or retrofit project. It includes historical reviews of AISC specifications and manuals, as well as the RCSC Specification and ASTM standards. The guide has been reorganized and updated to include a new chapter of comprehensive design examples on flexural members, columns and connections. It also includes properties of discontinued steel and wrought iron sections.

  • September 28, 2016

    Larry Kruth Named Engineering Vice President at AISC

    Lawrence F. Kruth, PE, has been named the new vice president of engineering and research at the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). He succeeds Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, who has been promoted to president of AISC effective December 5.

  • September 22, 2016

    Des Moines, Iowa’s Principal Riverwalk Pavilion to Receive Design Award on SteelDay

    The Principal Riverwalk Pavilion in Des Moines, Iowa, has earned national recognition in the 2016 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2).

  • May 7, 2018

    2019 Milek Fellowship Call for Proposals Now Open

    University faculty are invited to apply for the 2019 AISC Milek Fellowship, a four-year fellowship given to a promising university faculty member to conduct structural steel research. The awarded faculty member will receive $50,000 per year (for a total of $200,000) as well as free registration to NASCC: The Steel Conference for the four years following their selection as an AISC Milek Fellow.

  • May 1, 2018

    2019 World Steel Bridge Symposium Abstracts Due June 1

    NSBA invites everyone involved in steel bridge research, design or construction to submit an abstract for consideration to present at the 2019 World Steel Bridge Symposium (WSBS), which will be held in conjunction with NASCC: The Steel Conference, April 3-5 in St. Louis.

  • September 14, 2016

    Winners Announced in Sixteenth Annual ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition

    Eleven student design projects have been honored in the 16th annual Steel Design Student Competition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • September 6, 2016

    BIMForum’s Level of Development Specification Available for Public Comment

    The BIMForum has released a draft of the 2016 version of the Level of Development (LOD) Specification for public comment at http://BIMForum.org/LOD.

  • April 17, 2018

    2018 NASCC: The Steel Conference Draws Record Attendance

    AISC is pleased to announce that the 2018 NASCC: The Steel Conference attracted a record attendance of 5,175 in Baltimore in April.

  • April 11, 2018

    Digital Version of 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual Now Available

    Intended as an affordable supplement to the print version, the digital 15th Edition is a subscription-based product that provides on-the-go access to the information in the Manual including the most recent revisions.

  • September 1, 2016

    Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center Wins Design Award

    The Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center in Little Rock, Ark., has earned national recognition in the 2016 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2).

  • August 22, 2016

    Celebrate SteelDay with the U.S. Structural Steel Industry September 30

    A free webinar featuring a new documentary on one of America’s greatest bridge designers is the highlight of this year’s SteelDay on September 30 (visit www.steelday.org/webinar to see if you qualify for free microwave popcorn delivery to your office!).

  • April 6, 2018

    Ron Klemencic Named ENR’s 2018 Award of Excellence Winner for Revolutionary Steel Core System

    AISC congratulates this year’s Engineering News-Record (ENR) Award of Excellence winner, Ron Klemencic. His achievements include leading the development of SpeedCore, a revolutionary method of composite structural-steel framing, aiming to replace the reinforced concrete core in steel office-tower construction.

  • March 22, 2018

    NSBA Announces 2018 Prize Bridge Award Winners

    Sixteen steel bridge projects have earned national recognition in the 2018 Prize Bridge Awards competition. Conducted every other year by the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), the Prize Bridge Awards honor significant and innovative steel bridges constructed in the U.S.

  • March 15, 2016

    AISC Names 2015 Safety Award Winners

    More than 70 structural steel facilities are being honored with an AISC Safety Award for their excellent records of safety performance in 2015.

  • March 15, 2018

    AISC to Honor 12 Leading Design and Construction Professionals at NASCC: The Steel Conference

    Twelve leaders from across the structural steel design, construction and academic communities will be presented with prestigious awards by AISC at the 2018 NASCC: The Steel Conference (April 11-13 in Baltimore).

  • March 5, 2018

    AISC Addresses Tariff Impacts on Structural Steel Markets

    Following the March 1 announcement by President Trump that the Administration intends to impose a 25% tariff on imported steel, AISC has received many questions about the potential impacts on the structural steel fabrication and construction markets. Here is what we see at this point.

  • March 2, 2018

    AISC Sends Letter to White House on Tariffs

    AISC has sent a letter to the White House urging the Administration to protect the American steel industry through the inclusion of fabricated structural steel in the products covered by the planned tariffs under the process described in Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act.

  • March 1, 2018

    AISC Names 2017 Safety Award Winners

    Nearly 70 structural steel fabrication and erection facilities are being honored with AISC Safety Awards for their excellent safety performance records in 2017.

  • February 27, 2018

    Watch The Steel Conference Sessions Without Leaving Your Office

    If you can't make it to Baltimore April 11-13 for the 2018 NASCC: The Steel Conference, you can now register for the next best thing. NASCC Live offers a choice of 26 of the best sessions streamed live.