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Steel Shots: SteelDay Sculpture Competition Winner
Posted by Tasha Weiss on May 10, 2013 at 9:41 AM.


The winning steel sculpture in AISC’s second SteelDay Sculpture Competition - “Steel Life-Cycle”  - designed by Bruce Helmreich of Michelmann Steel Company (an AISC member). Photo: Michelmann Steel Company


Entries for the second annual SteelDay Sculpture Competition were on display at NASCC: The Steel Conference last month in St. Louis, where attendees voted for their favorite. The only rules for the competition are that entrants must be AISC Full and Associate Members and entries have to fit into a 2-ft x 2-ft x 2-ft box and be made entirely of steel.


Five sculptures were entered into the competition this year, and this year’s winner is “Steel Life-Cycle.” Designed by Bruce Helmreich of Michelmann Steel Company, the sculpture illustrates the various stages in the life of a structural steel assembly, from design to pouring molten steel into a cast to tightening the bolts on the final assembly.


More information about the winning sculpture and its designer will be featured in the June issue of MSC.


You can view all five entrants at SteelDay’s Facebook page (visit and click the Facebook link or go to

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