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Bridge Conference Seeking Input
Posted by Alison Trost on September 25, 2009 at 8:34 AM.

Note: The call for papers for the 2010 International Bridge Conference has been extended until Friday October 9th. 


The International Bridge Conference call for papers is now open with a deadline of October 1, 2009. Papers will be presented at the 27th IBC scheduled for June 6-9 in Pittsburgh, Pa.


The 2009 IBC attracted more than 1,400 industry professionals representing 48 states and 19 countries.

Abstracts can be submitted here


The Call for Workshops is also open; proposals must be submitted by November 1, 2009.

Workshop proposals can be submitted here.


The Call for Awards is open until January 15, 2010. There are five different categories, plus the student award. Nominations can be made here.


More information on the IBC exhibit hall can be found here.

For more information please visit

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Steel Day - First report
Posted by Tom Klemens on September 18, 2009 at 10:26 AM.

Steel Day has arrived and the preliminary numbers are terrific - 173 events nationwide with more than 5000 pre-registered guests. In Chicago, the AISC staff is preparing for the noon gathering at Millennium Park where several hundred are expected.


Back in the office, Louis F. Geschwindner, Ph. D., AISC Vice President and Professor Emeritus at Penn State University, is nearly ready to begin a Steel Day webinar for which more than 1200 people have signed up.


Signing on for the Steel Day webinar 


For more on Steel Day, visit

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iPhone App for Steel Shapes Data
Posted by Tom Klemens on September 16, 2009 at 9:29 AM.

An application called [steel] for the iPhone and iPod Touch is available at
 for $2.99. (requires iTunes on your computer) The app contains properties from the AISC database v13 and 13H.  


For a brief video demo, go to

steel for iPhone


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Nuclear Manufacturing Outreach Workshop
Posted by Alison Trost on September 14, 2009 at 2:58 PM.

The Nuclear Energy Institute will host a Manufacturing Outreach Workshop October 8 and 9 in Orlando, Fla.

Join industry leaders in new reactor design, engineering, construction and procurement to learn how your company can become part of this growing market.


The Nuclear Manufacturing Outreach Workshop is an excellent opportunity for companies interested in entering the nuclear sector to gain insights into the current market for components, commodities and services, as well as industry requirements to enter the market. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to interact directly with procurement personnel from some of the leading firms in the nuclear industry, including:


The Babcock & Wilcox Company
CH2M Hill
Sargent & Lundy
Shaw Group
U.S. Department of Energy
URS Washington Division


Executives and business development, sales and marketing personnel will find the workshop very informative.


This workshop is co-sponsored by American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Florida Manufacturing Extension Partership, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership.


Click here for registration, an agenda and travel information.


For more information on the program, please contact Kate Gerlach at

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Call for Presentations on Parking Construction, Design, Operations and Management
Posted by Alison Trost on September 10, 2009 at 5:05 PM.

The International Parking Institute (IPI) is inviting individuals to submit presentation proposals for the 2010 Conference & Expo at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., May 10-13, 2010.


IPI encourages individuals willing to share their expertise and real world practices to submit their presentation proposal at by October 1, 2009. 


This year, for the first time, presenters may apply for continuing education system (CES) credits from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Proposals will be evaluated based on several factors including:  Overall quality of abstract, well-defined focus, timeliness and relevance of topic, practical application of material, presentation skills of the proposed speaker and applicability of topic to a national audience.

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