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  • September 28, 2022

    Celebrate America’s Greenest Structural Material October 21

    "It's our honor to represent this industry every day of the year, but SteelDay is a special day to recognize everyone who designs and builds with structural steel," said AISC VP Carly Hurd. "We're thrilled to continue the program in 2022."

  • September 21, 2022

    Sean Joyner to Serve on 2023 Forge Prize Jury

    "I see Sean's passion for architecture exemplified through his writing," said AISC's Alex Morales. "As a designer, author, educator, and mentor, Sean has made himself an open resource to emerging professionals in architecture, and his belief in the Forge Prize is a testament to his continued passion."

  • September 15, 2022

    American Structural Steel Leads the Way as White House Prioritizes Low-Carbon Construction Materials

    "A clean, green future is critical and it's already building in steel today. The smokestacks are long gone--in fact, the vast majority of the remaining emissions from structural steel beam production come from the power grid," said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD.

  • September 14, 2022

    Melanie Harris Joins 2023 Forge Prize Jury

    "I've watched Melanie break many molds in architecture and quickly rise through the ranks to become one of the authorities in healthcare design," said AISC's Alex Morales. "She is an inspiration to emerging professionals blazing their own trails in the industry, and we're honored to have her on the Forge Prize jury this year."

  • September 12, 2022

    Industry Remembers Alan “Ted” Sheppard

    "Ted was integral to connecting AISC with the erector community," said AISC Senior Vice President Scott Melnick. "He had friends everywhere and could always be counted on to make a needed introduction, offer practical advice, or join a group in a good glass of wine."

  • September 9, 2022

    Flash Steel Conference Delivers Valuable Information for Busy People

    The technical and business insights you need to stay competitive--delivered in a flash! Registration is now open for this virtual event, October 18-20.

  • September 6, 2022

    Rona G. Rothenberg Joins 2023 Forge Prize Jury

    "So many of us see Rona Rothenberg as a true treasure in our national architecture leadership," said AISC's Alex Morales, Associate AIA, EDAC, LEED Green Assoc. "Rona is passionate about mentoring the next generation of architects and will inspire our three finalists to do their very best."

  • August 23, 2022

    14 Inspiring Design Concepts Win Steel Design Student Competition

    "The concepts dreamed up by this year's entrants are very exciting--and they remind us all that dialogue and inspiration draw their energy from their real-world surroundings," said AISC Senior Director of Education Christina Harber, SE, PE. "It's thrilling to think about what could happen when communities come together in innovative structural steel buildings like these."

  • August 19, 2022

    AISC Undergraduate Fellowships Support Research in 3D-Printed Structural Connections, Modular Steel Bridge Decks

    "Domestic structural steel is already the most sustainable, resilient, cost-effective, fast, reliable, and adaptable material on the market, and great ideas from promising young researchers will keep steel on the cutting edge," said AISC Director of Research Devin Huber, PE, PhD.

  • July 29, 2022

    Christopher Raebel Named AISC VP of Engineering and Research

    Raebel will oversee all AISC technical activities, including development of AISC's standards and technical publications, research programs, and technical assistance through the AISC Steel Solutions Center. He succeeds Larry Kruth, PE, who is retiring later this year.

  • July 28, 2022

    Emerging Architects: Show the World What You Can Do--and Win $15,000!

    The Forge Prize, established by the American Institute of Steel Construction in 2018, recognizes visionary emerging architects for design concepts that embrace steel as a primary structural component and capitalize on steel's ability to increase a project's speed.

  • July 25, 2022

    Nominations for 2023 AISC Individual Awards Due September 15

    "The design community and domestic fabricated steel construction industry today are all about innovation," said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, “and that's driven by the extraordinary leaders who make a difference shaping the built environment of today and tomorrow. AISC is honored to highlight the people who make our industry, design, and structural steel so special."

  • July 13, 2022

    AISC Night School 29 Picks Up Right Where School Left Off

    "University professors do an incredible job giving fledgling engineers a solid grounding in how steel behaves and introducing the AISC Specification and Manual that they'll use for the rest of their careers," said AISC Senior Director of Education Christina Harber. "But there's only so much you can squeeze into a syllabus. We want to give them a head start as they begin to practice."

  • June 27, 2022

    New Hampshire’s Buy America Law Keeps Taxpayer Money, Jobs in the U.S.

    The new regulations require the use of American contractors and products on state-funded construction projects.

  • June 7, 2022

    University of Wyoming Study Finds Steel Bridge Greener, More Economical Than Concrete Counterpart

    "This direct comparison of two functionally equivalent bridges confirms that steel is the most sustainable and economical structural material out there," said NSBA's Jeff Carlson.

  • June 6, 2022

    Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals Showcase Ideas for Wildlife Crossing

    "This year was quite different from pre-pandemic competitions because many students who held the institutional knowledge for their teams have graduated since the last in-person finals," said AISC's Christina Harber.

  • May 20, 2022

    Steel Industry's Top Design Award Seeks Outstanding Buildings

    AISC's flagship competition for buildings is now accepting entries for the 2023 IDEAS² Awards, which recognize outstanding projects that illustrate the exciting possibilities of structural steel.

  • May 17, 2022

    AISC Releases Updated Design Guide for Structural Stainless Steel

    Design Guide 27, 2nd Ed., Structural Stainless Steel is based on the new Specification for Structural Stainless Steel Buildings.

  • May 10, 2022

    AISC Issues Technical Advisory about Painting Interior Steel

    Do you need to prime or paint fully enclosed steel members in building structures? In a lot of cases, you don't! Knowing when not to specify it can save money and time.

  • Steel Industry Remembers Legendary Detailer Walter J. Gatti

    Walter J. Gatti, founder of Tensor Engineering, died April 25. Gatti, 88, had boundless energy and a passion for the steel fabrication industry.

  • April 28, 2022

    Nominate an Outstanding Paper for the 2023 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

    The prestigious T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award recognizes an innovative lecturer/author whose outstanding technical writing constitutes a ground-breaking addition to engineering literature on fabricated structural steel.

  • April 22, 2022

    AISC Celebrates Earth Day with Updated EPDs

    "Many people associate steel with old smokestacks and air pollution, but structural steel is now the premier green building material," said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "Over the past three decades, the steel industry has reduced greenhouse gas and overall emissions by 36%."

  • April 13, 2022

    Harlem Housing Concept Wins 2022 Forge Prize

    Judges praised the design for its creative approach to the demand for low-cost housing and for deliberately fostering community.

  • April 1, 2022

    Two Seismic Standards Up for Limited Public Review

    Table D1.1b of AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 341) and table C4.2 of AISC Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 342) are now available for public comment.

  • March 30, 2022

    Connecticut Bridge Wins Top NSBA Prize

    The I-91 Interchange 29 Exit Ramp Flyover Bridge is the centerpiece of a recent project to reduce daily congestion. The interchange now features a two-lane, high-speed ramp that showcases a novel approach: a triple I-girder straddle bent that provides load path redundancy, eliminating fracture-critical designations and the associated long-term inspection costs.

  • March 23, 2022

    Nine Projects Win Steel Industry's Top Design Award

    "Once again the industry made it very difficult for our judges to select winners among an outstanding pool of submissions," said Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "It's truly inspiring to see the ways today's most creative minds work with structural steel to create modern landmarks."

  • March 18, 2022

    AISC Announces New VPs of Membership & Certification, Finance & Human Resources

    The American Institute of Steel Construction has named Todd Alwood its new Vice President of Membership and Certification and promoted Michael Mospan to Vice President of Finance and Human Resources.

  • March 3, 2022

    AISC Names 2021 Safety Award Recipients

    "AISC's annual Safety Awards program recognizes excellent records of safety performance, and we commend these facilities for their effective accident prevention programs," said Tom Schlafly, AISC's director of safety.

  • February 23, 2022

    American Steel Bridge Industry Ready and Able to Meet the Nation's Infrastructure Needs

    Thanks to Buy America provisions, steel plate and structural steel used in bridge construction are widely available from domestic steel mills...

  • February 15, 2022

    AISC Announces 15 Award Recipients for 2022

    Virginia Tech's Roberto T. Leon, PE, PhD, Michigan-based designer David I. Ruby, SE, PE, and the UC Davis' Amit Kanvinde head a distinguished list of 2022 award recipients from the American Institute of Steel Construction.

  • February 15, 2022

    NSBA Releases New Steel Bridge Design Handbook

    A newly updated and fully revised edition of the Steel Bridge Design Handbook (formerly the Highway Structures Design Handbook) is now available as a free download from the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA).

  • February 9, 2022

    AISC/NSBA Names Eight Prize Bridge Winners

    AISC's longest continuous awards program, the Prize Bridge Awards, will be presented at this year's NASCC: The Steel Conference. This year eight fantastic bridges are being honored.

  • January 31, 2022

    In Memoriam: Deane Wallace

    Deane Thomas Wallace, former senior vice president of bridge sales and estimating at W&W|AFCO Steel, died January 22 at the age of 66.

  • January 25, 2022

    AISC Seeks New Vice President of Engineering & Research

    The American Institute of Steel Construction seeks a structural engineer who also understands steel fabrication to lead its Engineering & Research Department.

  • January 25, 2022

    Three Visionary Concepts Selected as Finalists for the 2022 Forge Prize

    From a proposal for a new Silicon Valley icon to a revitalization of Detroit infrastructure to new public housing in New York City, the finalists in this year's The Forge Prize competition feature visionary designs from the next generation of brilliant architects.

  • January 10, 2022

    Registration is now open for 2022 NASCC: The Steel Conference

    We're back - live and in-person. Registration is now open for the 2022 NASCC: The Steel Conference scheduled for Denver from March 23-25.

  • January 7, 2022

    AISC Draft Standards Now Available For Public Review

    Three American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) draft standards are available for public review from January 7 until February 21, 2022

  • December 7, 2021

    In Memoriam: Reidar Bjorhovde

    The steel industry lost one of its giants last week with the passing of Reidar Bjorhovde--a renowned lecturer, researcher, and gentleman. From his technical papers to his work curating international presentations, Bjorhovde was one of the steel industry's top proponents.

  • November 18, 2021

    American Steel Can Be Onsite for Bridge Projects Faster than Other Materials

    Domestic steel mills are reporting that lead times are rapidly returning to pre-pandemic levels, with various mills now quoting lead times between 6 and 10 weeks depending on the specific product needed.

  • November 9, 2021

    AISC, NSBA Applaud Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

    The Act, which President Joe Biden will likely sign into law soon, will enable much-needed and long-overdue investment in our nation's critical infrastructure, including highway structures, bridges, and public transit structures.

  • October 19, 2021

    AISC Offers $5,000 for the Next Great Steel Floor Beam Connection

    The American Institute of Steel Construction is offering $5,000 for up to three great ideas to revolutionize steel floor beam connections. Your back-of-the-napkin, so-crazy-it-just-might-work concept could become the next revolutionary, non-proprietary connection system!

  • October 6, 2021

    AISC Awards First Milek Fellowship for Bridge Research

    William N. Collins, PE, PhD, of the University of Kansas School of Engineering, will research innovative steel deck systems for highway bridge applications.

  • September 17, 2021

    2022 Code of Standard Practice Available for Final Public Review

    The 2022 edition, which AISC expects to release next summer, will include a new chapter that compiles fabrication and erection tolerances, revised criteria for AESS members, and new requirements for contract documents that cannot be omitted.

  • September 10, 2021

    Connections Researcher Amit Kanvinde Wins 2022 Higgins Lectureship Award

    Amit Kanvinde, PhD, will present “Column Base Connections: Research, Design, and a Look to the Future” as a keynote speaker during NASCC: The Steel Conference, which will take place March 23-25, 2022 in Denver.

  • September 9, 2021

    A Grateful Industry Recognizes Structural Engineers on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

    As the nation solemnly marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we'd like to take a moment to thank a very special group of people who answered the call and offered their expertise in a time of great need: structural engineers.

  • August 27, 2021

    AISC Announces All-Star Judge Panel for 2022 Forge Prize

    "We couldn't be more honored to have Evelyn Lee, Miles Nelligan, and Alex Bachrach on the Forge Prize jury this year," said Houston-based AISC Structural Steel Specialist Alex Morales, Associate AIA, EDAC, LEED Green Assoc. "They are true industry thought leaders, and I look forward to hearing their analyses of the 2022 visionary Forge Prize entries!"

  • August 26, 2021

    Nominate an Outstanding Individual for a 2022 AISC Award

    "This is AISC's centennial year, and we've talked a lot about the legacy of both AISC and the volunteers who have made us successful," said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "It's important to honor the educators, designers, and industry professionals who have left indelible legacies on the domestic fabricated steel design and construction industry."

  • August 11, 2021

    AISC, NSBA Applaud Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill

    “This investment in America’s roads and bridges is long overdue, and America’s fabricated structural steel industry is standing by to answer the call,” said AISC Director of Government Relations and Sustainability Max Puchtel. “The U.S. structural steel industry directly supports around 200,000 jobs in almost every Congressional district. AISC calls on the U.S. House of Representatives to move this bill forward quickly so these dedicated American men and women can get to work building a strong, safe, smart future for our country.”

  • August 10, 2021

    AISC Offers $5,000 for the Next Great Connection Idea

    The key words are FAST and EASY--to design, fabricate, and erect safely. The ideal solution will be fast and easy to install, will reduce or eliminate welds and/or bolts (or use them in a different way), will use technology that is not typically found in construction (think: 3D printing, adhesives, etc.), and will be equal to in cost or less expensive than current designs and methods.

  • August 9, 2021

    AISC, ASCE Team Up for Student Steel Bridge Competition, Starting in 2021-2022

    The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) today announced a renewed partnership for the Student Steel Bridge Competition, starting with the 2021-2022 school year. The two organizations plan to run regional competitions at ASCE Student Symposia throughout North America with a national finals to be held in May.

  • July 6, 2021

    2022 Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings Available for Public Review

    A draft of the 2022 edition of the AISC Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 342) is now available for public review and comment. The standard will provide provisions to be used with ASCE/SEI 41 for the seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing structural steel buildings.

  • June 9, 2021

    Emerging Architects: Get the Industry Recognition You Deserve--and Win $15,000!

    “The Forge Prize is a unique opportunity to experiment with a conceptual design without limits in scope or complexity--the sky really is the limit here,” said Houston-based AISC Structural Steel Specialist Alex Morales, Associate AIA, EDAC, LEED Green Assoc. “It provides a structure and a sandbox for emerging architects to play with what’s possible in steel.”

  • June 4, 2021

    AISC Announces 2021 Student Steel Bridge Competition Winners

    More than a thousand student engineers at 102 colleges and universities around the country pulled off a remarkable feat this year: They safely participated in the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Student Steel Bridge Competition, either competing from their own campuses with a fabricated and constructed physical bridge, entering a design-only Supplemental competition, or both.

  • June 1, 2021

    2022 Code of Standard Practice Available for Public Review

    The 2022 edition will include a new chapter that compiles fabrication and erection tolerances, revised criteria for AESS members, and new requirements for contract documents that cannot be omitted as specific instructions to the contrary. It also has expanded guidance on erector means and methods and access holes, preferred material specification, and updated tolerance figures.

  • May 28, 2021

    NSBA Seeks America’s Best Steel Bridges for 2022 Prize Bridge Awards

    This year, we're adding a new honor to the National Steel Bridge Alliance's flagship award program: The Bridge of the Year, which will be determined at the World Steel Bridge Symposium in Denver, March 23-25, 2022. Prize Bridge Award entries are due by Sept. 8, 2021.

  • May 19, 2021

    AISC Seeks Innovative Projects for IDEAS² Award Competition Like No Other

    AISC’s Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) Awards recognize outstanding projects that illustrate the exciting possibilities of structural steel. They are the industry’s top design honor. This year, we’ll harness the power of YouTube to draw attention to outstanding steel projects across the country!

  • May 19, 2021

    Steel Industry and Labor Emphasize Importance of Steel Tariffs and Urge Biden to Keep Them In Place

    Seven of the leading groups representing the domestic steel industry and labor today urged President Joe Biden to ensure steel tariffs, put in place in 2018 to protect national security, are preserved.

  • May 10, 2021

    Nominate An Outstanding Paper for the 2022 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.

  • May 3, 2021

    AISC Salutes the 1930s

    “The domestic steel industry is very proud of what our forebears achieved from sea to shining sea during this decade, from iconic skyscrapers in New York to instantly recognizable landmark bridges in California,” said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "We salute them for creating a remarkable legacy that carries forward through what today’s design community and construction industry create.”

  • April 22, 2021

    32 Schools Qualify for AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals

    “Thank you for being so resilient and motivated as you made it all work to be part of the AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition this year,” said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. “You were resourceful, and it looked like you had a lot of fun, too!”

  • April 13, 2021

    AISC Education Foundation Seeks Help to Grow the Future of Steel Design & Construction

    "'Funding the Future' is a new program to help future designers gain more experience with structural steel," explained Christina Harber, SE, PE, AISC's Director of Education. "Reflecting on AISC's centennial has driven us to think about what we can do to foster innovation for the next century."

  • April 12, 2021

    Ten Innovative Projects Win Top Steel Design Awards

    Ten projects throughout the U.S. have won 2021 IDEAS² Awards, the steel industry’s top design honor. “These projects showcase the versatility of structural steel,” said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, “and they all demonstrate a remarkable amount of innovation and creativity. Congratulations to the team behind each project for a job very well done!”

  • April 2, 2021

    Innovative 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Concept Wins 2021 Forge Prize

    Ruthrauff will give an encore of his award-winning design’s presentation at NASCC: The Virtual Steel Conference on April 12. The 2020 Forge Prize winners, Rosannah Harding and Matthew Ostrow of HardingOstrow, will join him to present their award-winning weathering steel footbridge concept.

  • March 26, 2021

    AISC Names 2020 Safety Award Winners

    “2020 really underscored the importance of safety. These awards are a powerful reminder of what truly makes our industry great: the people,” said Patrick Schueck, president and CEO of Lexicon, Inc., and chair of AISC’s Safety Committee. “AISC is proud to honor the companies that go the extra mile to keep their employees safe every day.”

  • March 25, 2021

    AISC Remembers Former Board Member Larry W. Jeffords

    “Larry was a key contributor in our industry, both locally and in the national activities of AISC,” said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. “His broad background as both an engineer and CEO of his fabrication company helped AISC's Board make our work for fabricators and engineers much better and more meaningful.”

  • March 17, 2021

    America Already Makes Cleaner Structural Steel, AISC President Charles J. Carter Tells New York Times

    "The US steel industry has the lowest carbon intensity of the top seven leading steel-producing countries in the world--and that’s largely because we use a different technology that allows American beam producers to recycle old steel into new steel over and over again," said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD.

  • March 15, 2021

    New Timeline Depicts the First Decade of AISC: 1920-1929

    A new interactive timeline from AISC places key events from the history of AISC and structural steel in context with other historical benchmarks of the 1920s. “As a proud Chicagoan, I particularly enjoyed learning that the Wrigley Building and the Wells Street Bridge are almost as old as AISC,” said AISC Vice President of Operational Engagement Carly Hurd. The timeline is part of a yearlong celebration of AISC’s centennial and joins a retrospective of historic articles, other interactive timelines, and more.

  • March 15, 2021

    Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications Available for Public Review

    The AISC Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications (AISC 358-22) is available for public review through April 19, 2021. The draft will be available as a free download at aisc.org/publicreview between March 15 and April 19, 2021.

  • March 5, 2021

    Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings Available for Second Public Review

    The AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 341) is available for its second public review through April 2, 2021. The draft will be available as a free download at aisc.org/publicreview between March 5 and April 2, 2021.

  • March 1, 2021

    American Structural Steel Industry Meets Bill Gates’s Goals -- 30 Years Early

    “Whenever I give presentations to engineers and architects, they’re often surprised to learn that American structural steel contains around 93% recycled material,” said Charles J. Carter, P.E., S.E., Ph.D., president of the American Institute of Steel Construction. “By weight, steel is the most recycled and most sustainable material used in the building industry.”

  • February 26, 2021

    Two AISC Structural Stainless Steel Standards Available for Public Review

    The current drafts of the 2021 AISC Specification for Structural Stainless Steel Buildings (AISC 370-21) and 2021 AISC Code of Standard Practice for Structural Stainless Steel Buildings (AISC 313-21) are available for public review from February 26, 2021, until April 12, 2021.

  • February 16, 2021

    A Century of Steel: The American Institute of Steel Construction Turns 100

    "AISC turns 100 this year," stated Charlie Carter, AISC's president. "And while this is a great achievement, we're not content to simply look back at our achievements and the legacy we've created. Rather, we want to look ahead to the great legacy the steel industry and design community can continue to create for ourselves, our children, and future generations."

  • February 12, 2021

    AISC Remembers Legendary SE Les Robertson

    The steel design community suffered a huge loss Thursday when Leslie E. Robertson, whose career came to be defined by his work on the World Trade Center, died following a diagnosis of blood cancer. “We've lost a giant whose work will continue to speak volumes for generations to come,” said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD.

  • February 10, 2021

    Three Visionary Finalists Selected to Present Their Ideas at Live Forge Prize Event

    AISC has selected three finalists for The Forge Prize, which celebrates emerging architects who create designs that embrace steel and increase project speed. Their projects include a 3D-printed steel pedestrian bridge, an eco-conscious urban village, and a mixed-use plaza with an expressive steel plate design.

  • February 10, 2021

    Tune in for the Forge Prize decision--live on YouTube!

    The Forge Prize finalists may soon find themselves $10,000 richer--and the judging will take place live on YouTube next Wednesday from 11:00 am - 12:30 p.m. CST at youtube.com/AISCsteelTV! For the second year in a row, the American Institute of Steel Construction will share their inspiring visions with the whole AEC community by streaming their final jury presentations live on YouTube.

  • February 8, 2021

    Registration is Now Open for 2021 NASCC: The Virtual Steel Conference

    “While we wish we could be meeting in person, our virtual conference is the next best thing,” stated Scott Melnick, AISC’s senior vice president. “We offer sessions on all aspects of design and construction from leading experts who are also fantastic presenters.”

  • February 5, 2021

    Specification for Structural Steel Buildings Available for Second Public Review

    The AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 360) is available for its second public review through March 5, 2021. The 2022 edition of the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 360) draft will be available as a free download at aisc.org/publicreview between February 5 and March 5, 2021.

  • February 3, 2021

    AISC to Honor 12 Leading Design, Construction, and Education Professionals in 2021

    The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) will honor 12 leaders across the structural steel design, construction, and academic communities with prestigious awards for their achievements and contributions. 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 1, 2021

    AISC Certification Updates Documentation, Adds Hydraulic Chapter

    The program, which sets the quality level for structural steel fabricators and erectors, has made substantial improvements to its governing documents, starting with a name that better represents its current use: the Standard for Certification Programs (AISC 207-20).

  • February 1, 2021

    NASCC: The Steel Conference Is Virtual in 2021

    “While I'll miss the give-and-take and fascinating conversations I always experience at our traditional live conference, our virtual conference is the next best thing. Our more than 150 sessions cover almost every aspect of steel design and construction with a combination of well-known presenters and up-and-comers, all of whom are leading experts in the industry,” said Scott Melnick, AISC’s senior vice president.

  • January 11, 2021

    Steel Industry and Labor Urge Biden to Keep Steel Tariffs in Place

    “Unfortunately, the steel industry’s recovery was set back by the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused a significant drop in demand last spring, forcing painful job cuts as steel mills, fabricators and pipe and tube mills either cut back production or shut down entirely. As customers have restarted production, the steel industry has begun to recover, but we remain very vulnerable to new surges in imports,” the groups wrote.

  • November 13, 2020

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

    The new AISC Code of Standard Practice for Structural Stainless Steel Buildings (AISC 313) is available for its second public review through December 11, 2020. This new standard sets forth criteria for the trade practices involved in the design, purchase, fabrication, and erection of structural stainless steel buildings.

  • November 5, 2020

    AISC Announces Two New Vice Presidents

    Brian Raff has been named AISC's new Vice President of Market Development and Carly Hurd has been promoted to Vice President of Operational Engagement. "I'm excited to recognize Carly and Brian, who have made key contributions to advancing AISC's mission to increase the use of domestically fabricated structural steel," said AISC President Charles J. Carter, P.E., S.E., PhD.

  • October 19, 2020

    SpeedCore Researcher Amit Varma Wins Higgins Lectureship Award, Will Address Industry Thursday

    “Amit Varma’s research on SpeedCore is a game-changer for our industry,” said Lawrence Kruth, PE. “His research includes not only the seismic resistance of SpeedCore but also performance-based fire engineering; his research has demonstrated that no additional fireproofing is required for SpeedCore.“

  • October 14, 2020

    New Structural Stainless Steel Standard Available for Second 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.

  • October 7, 2020

    Highway Bill Extended Just in the Nick of Time

    The President signed a continuing resolution early Thursday morning, October 1, to fund government agencies through December 11.

  • October 5, 2020

    Steel Bridges 1838-1940: The Stories They Could Tell

    Did you know the word “dinosaur” is younger than the oldest steel bridge that’s still in service in the U.S.? “The historical perspective really underscores the tremendous lifespan of steel bridges,” said NSBA Director of Market Development Brandon Chavel, PE, PhD. The timeline allows bridge enthusiasts to virtually stand on, under, or near some of the most striking bridges in the country--while also experiencing noteworthy moments in history.

  • October 2, 2020

    ASE Gift Establishes AISC Terry Peshia Early Career Faculty Awards

    “Terry spent his career promoting and contributing to the steel industry locally as well as nationally,” said ASE President Timothy Harkins. “For all those years of service, the Associated Steel Erectors of Chicago is in his debt and we are pleased to honor his memory in this way.”

  • October 1, 2020

    AISC Education Foundation Awards $161,000 in Scholarships

    The scholarships will support 52 college juniors, seniors, and masters’-level graduate students studying civil engineering, architectural engineering, construction engineering, construction management, and architecture.

  • October 1, 2020

    2022 Code of Standard Practice Available for Public Review

    The 2022 edition will include a new chapter that compiles fabrication and erection tolerances, revised criteria for AESS members, and new requirements for contract documents that cannot be omitted as specific instructions to the contrary.

  • September 18, 2020

    2021 Student Steel Bridge Competition Rules Released

    “We hope that students will still be able to enjoy the things that make SSBC so special: camaraderie, creative problem-solving, and actual engineering experience,” said Christina Harber, AISC’s Director of Education.

  • September 10, 2020

    Food for Thought: 18 Exceptional Student Projects Win Steel Industry Awards

    The 18 winning projects range from a plan to reinvigorate Quebec City’s marina with a “food machine” built of movable parts to a striking ossuary for New York’s Hart Island to a reimagined headquarters for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • September 4, 2020

    2022 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings Now Available for Public Comment

    The Seismic Provisions apply to the design, fabrication, and erection of structural steel and composite steel and concrete seismic force-resisting systems. They are used in conjunction with the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.

  • September 2, 2020

    AISC Seeks Research Proposals for Uncoated Weathering Steel Reference Manual

    "The simple fact that uncoated weathering steel (UWS) isn't an applied coating system and doesn't require application and drying time in the fabrication shop makes it the most economical and efficient corrosion protection strategy for steel bridges," said NSBA Director of Market Development Jeff Carlson, PE.

  • August 17, 2020

    Design Assist vs. Delegated Design – Industry Experts Release Recommended Guidance

    "It's all about clear and consistent expectations," says Babette Freund, executive vice president of Dave Steel Company, Inc. and member of the AISC Code of Standard Practice committee. "This document will help everyone understand and distinguish informal involvement, design assist involvement, and delegation of design work."

  • August 3, 2020

    2022 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings Now Available for Public Comment

    AISC 360 provides requirements for the design, fabrication, and erection of structural steel-framed buildings and buildings with structural steel acting compositely with reinforced concrete. This is the first public review of this draft specification, which is expected to be complete and available in late 2022.

  • July 29, 2020

    SpeedCore Update: NYC Approval, Fire Protection Research

    “This will increase the speed of construction of a SpeedCore wall system even more than previously experienced over a conventional concrete core,” said AISC Vice President of Engineering & Research Lawrence F. Kruth, PE.

  • July 20, 2020

    Steel Industry Groups Urge Senate Leaders to Include Infrastructure in Next Stimulus Bill

    "Without immediate relief we fear that our national economy, and the steel industry that provides the backbone to that economy, will not recover," the groups wrote.

  • July 13, 2020

    Applications for $200,000 Milek Fellowship Due Sept. 18, 2020

    The Milek Fellowship program is designed to contribute to the research careers of young faculty who teach and conduct research investigations related to structural steel while producing research results beneficial to designers, fabricators, and erectors of structural steel.

  • 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.