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Posted by Tasha Weiss on September 20, 2012 at 3:27 PM.
Only one week left until the structural steel industry’s fourth annual SteelDay, Friday, September 28. Have you made your plans yet? If you haven’t registered for an event yet, there’s still time!
Visit www.SteelDay.org/events to find and register for a free event in your area. This year’s national event is expected to be celebrated at almost 170 locations around the country and, once again, offers free educational and networking opportunities for the design and construction community and the public.
Here are some other key updates and reminders:
- The governors of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island and West Virginia have recognized the value and importance of the structural steel industry in their respective states with an official proclamation of September 28, 2012, as SteelDay. (A great reason to celebrate!)
- On SteelDay Eve (September 27), AISC is offering a free live webinar on “50 Tips for Designing Constructable Steel Buildings,” presented by Clifford Schwinger, P.E., vice president at The Harman Group, Inc., King of Prussia, Pa. This 1.5-hour webinar provides 50 practical and easy-to-implement tips that designers can use to improve constructability and reduce costs on steel-framed building structures. Click here for more information and to register.
- Attention students! Time is running out to enter AISC’s SteelDay Student Photo Contest. Full-time students are encouraged to submit a photo that best pictorially celebrates the visual experience of steel. The winning submissions will be selected as weekly “Steel Shots” to be posted to the MSC website. One grand prize winner will receive a digital photo frame and be published in an upcoming issue of MSC. Entries are due by this Saturday, September 22. For more information and to download an application form or submit your entry, go to www.aisc.org/studentphotocontest.
- The twelve sculpture entries (created by AISC full and associate members) for the second annual SteelDay Sculpture Competition are now posted to the SteelDay Facebook fanpage for public viewing and voting. The top five sculptures with the most “likes” by the end of SteelDay, September 28, will be sent to the 2013 NASCC: The Steel Conference in St. Louis (April 17-19), where they’ll exhibited for show attendees to vote on the ultimate winner. Become a SteelDay fan on Facebook and vote for your favorites!
For more information on SteelDay, visit www.SteelDay.org.