NIST-ATC Contest Predicts Seismic Response of Deep, Wide-Flange Structural Steel Beam-Columns

December 6, 2017

(Chicago, IL) - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Applied Technology Council (ATC) invite the engineering and construction community to participate in the prediction of the seismic response of three deep, wide-flange structural steel beam-columns. Contestants are invited to submit a single entry of one of the following two categories: (1) Simple: Capturing the main response parameters; (2) Comprehensive: Capturing the full nonlinear cyclic response of the test specimens intending to predict overall and local response parameters.

The submittal deadline is January 12, 2018 and category winners will be awarded at NASCC: The Steel Conference on April 11-13, 2018. One representative from each category winner will be invited to present on the techniques used. For more information, please visit the contest website: 

For more information about The Steel Conference, visit Registration for the conference opens on January 15, 2018.


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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