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Posted by Tasha Weiss on September 20, 2013 at 3:01 PM.
Only two weeks left until the structural steel industry’s fifth annual SteelDay, Friday, October 4. If you haven’t registered for a free event yet, there’s still time!
Visit www.SteelDay.org/FreeEvents to find and register for a free event in your area. This year’s event is expected to be celebrated at 125 locations around the country and, once again, invites the AEC community and the public to see the contributions the industry has made in the design and construction of steel buildings and bridges.
(Watch AISC’s two-minute SteelDay video to see what SteelDay offers and hear what past attendees had to say!)
While most events take place on the 4th, a few special events will be held earlier that week. If you’ll be in Washington D.C., New York City or Chicago, you won’t want to miss out on these opportunities to start your SteelDay activities early:
- On October 2, join the House and Senate Steel Caucuses, the National Steel Bridge Alliance and the American Iron and Steel Institute for a SteelDay event on Capitol Hill. Winners of the 2013 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition from the University of California - Berkeley (read the article from our August issue), as well as competition contestants from the University of Akron, University of Delaware and University of Maryland will showcase their large-scale steel bridge models during the event. The next day, join AISC, the Ironworkers and IMPACT for a “SteelDay Eve Green Code Lunch & Learn” where you’ll learn about the various new green building codes that are shaping the next generation of sustainable structures, as well as how structural steel continues to be a green material and industry.
- In NYC, celebrate SteelDay in conjunction with the Architectural Record Innovation Conference on SteelDay Eve, October 3. The conference explores new trends in design, fabrication and construction for the architectural community, and AISC invites you to be the guest of the structural steel industry. During the conference, Don Banker of Banker Steel (an AISC member/AISC certified fabricator) will be presenting a session on recent trends in automated structural steel fabrication. The first 10 registrations for this event on the SteelDay website at www.SteelDay.org/innovationconf will receive a complimentary registration for the conference. Subsequent registrants will receive a $200 discount off of the $545 conference fee.
- In Chicago, you’re invited to attend a free SteelDay Eve Lecture at the Pritzker Military Library on October 3, presented by Charlie Carter, S.E., P.E., Ph.D., AISC vice president and chief structural engineer. He’ll be discussing “The Life of the ‘K’ Factor,” and attendees have the opportunity to receive 1 hour of Continuing Education credit. For those who are unable to attend the event in person, the presentation will also be offered as a live webinar on SteelDay, October 4.
To learn more about what’s in store, see AISC’s press release. You can also keep up with SteelDay updates and discussions via AISC’s social media channels at www.facebook.com/AISCdotORG, www.twitter.com/aisc, and www.youtube.com/AISCsteelTV.