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Steel Shots: The Creative Side of Steel
Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 4, 2011 at 1:54 PM.


Seven steel sculptures were entered into the first ever SteelDay Sculpture Competition, creatively displaying a visual understanding of steel as an artistic medium. (Feast your eyes on the rotating photos to see all seven sculptures!)


In addition to showing the AEC community and others a plethora of the structural steel industry’s innovative capabilities, SteelDay’s “Have You Seen What We Do?” theme has also encouraged participation from the other side of the coin – show others what you can do creatively with steel.


This year AISC introduced a SteelDay Sculpture Competition for full and associate members to create and display their own innovative steel sculptures. Seven were entered in the contest and posted to SteelDay’s Facebook page where fans voted on their favorites. Because of the impressiveness of the sculptures and positive feedback they received, all entries will be going to the 2012 NASCC: The Steel Conference, April 18-20, in Dallas, where the winner will be decided by conference attendees.


Planning on going to next year’s Steel Conference? Not only will you see these amazing works of steel art on display — you’ll also learn the industry’s latest techniques, see the most innovative products, and network with your peers and clients. And — even more — if you’re an AISC member you’ll receive a special discount this year on conference registration.


Beginning this December 5 (the date conference registration opens — mark your calendars!) members can register for just $295. Your registration includes all technical sessions (except for pre- and post-conference short courses), the World Steel Bridge Symposium, the Annual Stability Conference, the TR Higgins Lecture, keynote address, and more. However, there is a catch. That low registration is only good for one week. After that, the price goes up $10 each week until the conference. AISC Vice President Scott Melnick explains more in his monthly editorial in the November issue of MSC (available to read now — on your right!), here.


Learn more about what’s in store for you at The Steel Conference at

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