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Webinar: How to Leverage Facebook for Business
Posted by Alison Trost on November 24, 2009 at 3:16 PM.

This fall AISC in partnership with Relationship Economics has been offering a series of webinars on social networking best practices and Internet marketing. Presented by author, professional speaker and consultant David Nour, the second installment is “Leveraging Facebook for Business” and is scheduled for Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 3 p.m. Eastern time. Registration for the 90-minute program is $97 and includes a link for a digital download of the session. To register, go to

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TubeCalc - an iPhone calculator for the construction industry
Posted by Alison Trost on November 23, 2009 at 11:33 AM.

tc21.jpgAn application called TubeCalc for the iPhone and iPod Touch is available by clicking here for $11.99 (requires iTunes on your computer). The app calculates important functions of steel hollow sections. The calculations conform to the EN10219 norm (Eurocode rather than ASTM), but the app also allows you to switch from metric to US units. In addition TubeCalc operates as an ordinary calculator.


For a more complete description click here, or for brief video demo go to




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Enter the AISC 2010 IDEAS2 Awards Program
Posted by Alison Trost on November 20, 2009 at 11:35 AM.

Entries are now being accepted for AISC ’s IDEAS2 Awards Program, which each year recognizes Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel.


Information about the program is available at, including project eligibility requirements (completed between January 2007 and December 31, 2009) and the entry deadline (January 31, 2010). To register  click here.


Read about the 2009 IDEAS2 award winners in the May 2009 issue of Modern Steel Construction.

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Intro to Seismic Steel Design Webinar - Earn CEUs
Posted by Alison Trost on November 10, 2009 at 1:08 PM.

AISC Continuing Education will present a live webinar on December 10, 2009.  The subject is Introduction to Seismic Steel Design and the AISC Seismic Provisions, presented by  Thomas A. Sabol, S.E., Ph.D., principal at Englekirk & Sabol Consulting Structural Engineers, Inc. in Los Angeles. 


This webinar is an introductory presentation to seismic steel design and the AISC Seismic Provisions and will develop an understanding of the basic structural steel seismic systems and their key design requirements and differences. The webinar also seeks to develop an understanding of the AISC resources available for structural steel seismic system design. The start time is 12:30 pm central time, running approximately 1.5 hours. Attendees will receive 0.15 CEUs / 1.5 PDHs.


For more information and to register visit

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Online Steel Shapes Data Available
Posted by Tom Klemens on November 6, 2009 at 2:53 PM.

AISC Shapes screen

AISC now offers AISCshapes – an easily searchable online interface that reflects the updated AISC Shapes Database (V.13.1) and is accessible to members only. The page allows easy searching using the shape name or any other dimensional property. The intuitive online interface provides an easy tool to narrow down to a small number of shapes based on a search that satisfies a series of dimensional choices. To access the page please log in and then visit

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Webinar on “Field BIM” Use
Posted by Alison Trost on November 2, 2009 at 3:02 PM.

Learn how three industry leaders are combining technologies to integrate BIM with field operations by attending a free webinar on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. Presenters include representatives from DPR Construction, Tekla Corporation and Vela Systems. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.


For free registration click here.

For more information visit


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