AISC Launches Fabricator Sustainability Program to Drive Green Projects

May 29, 2024


CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction’s new Sustainability Partner Program is a win for specifiers, fabricators, and--of course!--the environment.

"Few people recognize that structural steel fabricators are the key player for a project's sustainability," said AISC Director of Sustainability and Government Relations Max Puchtel. "Fabrication itself accounts for less than 8% of structural steel's cradle-to-gate carbon footprint, but a fabricator's procurement responsibility means that their upstream influence is far greater."

AISC Sustainability Partner logoThe AISC Sustainability Partner Program is the first in the country to leverage the expertise and connections that structural steel fabricators bring to the table--and AISC does the legwork to make it easy for specifiers to make an informed choice when partnering with a fabricator. Just look for the Sustainability Partner Program logo! A list of sustainability partners is also published dynamically on the program's website.

Sustainability Partner fabricators undergo specialized training to equip them with the tools and skills they need to navigate a sustainability-focused project, as well as carbon footprint reduction strategies that make a difference.

The list of participating fabricators is rapidly growing! Fabricators interested in joining the program can learn more at It’s open to all AISC full member fabricators, and participation is free.

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For more information contact:

Dani Friedland
Director of Marketing Communications

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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