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Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 19, 2013 at 10:27 AM.
More than 3,500 structural engineers, steel fabricators, erectors, detailers and educators are expected to descend on Toronto this March 26-28 for the 2014 NASCC: The Steel Conference, the premier educational event for everyone involved in the design and construction of fabricated steel buildings and bridges. Presented by AISC, this massive three-day event will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and offer more than 100 technical sessions, more than 200 exhibitors and plentiful networking opportunities. Registration for the conference is now open at www.aisc.org/nascc.
The Steel Conference offers dynamic, expert-led seminars on the latest design concepts and construction techniques for buildings and bridges, as well as an extensive trade show featuring cutting-edge technologies and products ranging from structural software to state-of-the-art fabrication equipment. It’s a once-a-year opportunity to learn about the latest trends, see the most innovative products and network with peers and clients.
Unlike other conferences that issue a general call for papers, The Steel Conference carefully selects topics of interest and then seeks out the top experts and presenters. Some of the presenters are very well known, while others may not be household names but still bring a distinct expertise to the program. This year, attendees will learn about the new direct analysis method and the Code of Standard Practice, as well as explore the practical aspects of designing for torsion and what really matters in weld inspection. Some sessions are aimed at engineers, while others are of greater interest to fabricators. However, attendees are welcome to attend any session.
This year’s keynote speaker is Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome, a #1 international bestseller. His lecture, “1000 Awesome Things,” will touch upon his project of posting one awesome thing every weekday for 1,000 consecutive weekdays—and he’ll teach you how to bring awesome principles to life in your organization. The T.R. Higgins Award Lecture, “Statics, Strength, Ductility, and the Uniform Force Method,” will be presented by Larry Muir of the Steel Connection, LLC.
The Steel Conference also incorporates the Structural Stability Research Council’s Annual Stability Conference, the Technology in Steel Construction Conference (TSCC) and the World Steel Bridge Symposium.
AISC members can register for just $300 ($450 for non-members) during the week of November 18. But be sure to register early; the rate increases $10 every week until the conference opens, when the price becomes $480.
This single registration fee gains you entry to all technical sessions, the exhibition hall, the keynote address and the T.R. Higgins Award Lecture. It also includes admission to all Structural Stability Research Council, Technology in Steel Construction Conference and World Steel Bridge Symposium sessions. The main conference offers up to 18.5 PDHs; attendees of short courses can earn an additional 4 PDHs, for a total of 22.5 PDHs.
Visit www.aisc.org/nascc to register and view the advance program.