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Webinar: Why You Need to Get Proactive on Twitter
Posted by Alison Trost on December 15, 2009 at 9:38 AM.

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 last installment is “Why You Need to Get Proactive on Twitter” and is scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 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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Workshop on Preserving Historic Iron and Steel in Bridges
Posted by Tom Klemens on December 10, 2009 at 3:22 PM.

Frame from Hot Rivet Video

Lansing Community College, Lansing, Mich., is offering a three-day workshop March 8-10, 2010, to introduce a wide variety of interested personnel to restoration processes of historic metals using electric arc welding, heat straightening, and hot riveting processes.


The first day consists of presentations while the second and third days are shop lectures followed by demonstrations on various processes and their applications for restoration of historic metals.


The intended audience includes state historic preservation officers, DOT officials, engineers, engineering students, general contractors, and historic bridge preservationists.


More information as well as fees, scholarship opportunities and registration materials are available at
. The website also includes short video demonstrations of several of the processes.


The program is funded in part by a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

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Third Public Review of 2010 AISC Standards 360 and 341
Posted by Alison Trost on December 8, 2009 at 9:14 AM.

Limited portions of the 2010 draft of the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and the AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings are available for public review until January 18, 2010. This is the third opportunity for the public to submit comments on these new specifications; however, only portions that have been revised since the second public review (September 2009) are open for comment. Look for a press release announcing this public review listed under “News” on the AISC home page ( The draft specification and seismic provisions, as well as the comment submittal forms are also available for downloading on the website. Hard copies are available (for a $12 nominal charge) by calling 312-670-5411.


Please submit comments using the forms provided online to Cynthia J. Duncan, director of engineering, at by January 18, 2010 for consideration.

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Public Auction of Steel Fabrication Machinery and Equipment
Posted by Alison Trost on December 3, 2009 at 9:00 PM.

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 the Caspert Management Company will hold a public auction of steel fabrication machinery and other equipment. The auction will be at 22 Columbus Avenue in Kenilworth, N.J., beginning at 11 a.m. The inspection starts at 9 a.m.


Those who cannot attend in person will be able to participate online at


For more information, including images of available items, visit

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Call for Papers - Structural Fire Engineering
Posted by Alison Trost on December 2, 2009 at 11:51 AM.

The Sixth International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF’10) organizing committee invites academicians, researchers and practitioners from around the world to submit abstracts on structural fire engineering topics. All materials must be submitted by December 31, 2009. SiF’10 will be held June 2-4, 2010, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.


The abstract should be about 250 words and must provide a clear summary of the proposed paper. It should include the title of the paper and full contact information of the authors. It should also contain sufficient information for reviewers to assess whether the proposed topic is in the scope to the conference and whether the abstract has sufficient and relevant new information.


Send abstracts, depending on the topic, to:

Paulo Vila Real for steel and composite structures at

Jean-Marc Franssen for numerical modeling at

Andy Buchanan for timber structures and fire protection materials at

Venkatesh Kodur for concrete structures and any other topics at


All accepted abstracts, both oral presentations and posters, will be invited to submit full papers, which will be published in conference proceedings.


For more information visit

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