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Steel Shots: Happy SteelDay 2010!
Posted by Alison Trost on September 24, 2010 at 8:13 AM.


Visitors arriving for the SteelDay tour at Central Texas Iron Works are being greeted by a specially decorated wide-flange beam. Click on the photo to see the final display. Photos courtesy of Jay Cockerham/CTIW.


Today is Steel Day 2010. More than 195 events are taking place throughout the country to celebrate the structural steel industry. The first SteelDay, in 2009, was an overwhelming success. This year is even bigger than last and the variety of events has expanded as well as the number of people attending.


The SteelDay theme is Interact. Learn. Build.


SteelDay is all about getting together with other industry professionals to network and build relationships. We would love to hear about your SteelDay experience. Where were you? How did you celebrate? And even after SteelDay is over, be sure to continue to interact.


The photo at left captures one sense of interaction in the structural steel industry. It was submitted by Jiun-Wei Lai from the University of California - Berkeley as part of his winning entry in this year’s Student Photo Contest sponsored by AISC Education. Check upcoming Steel Shots for all of the winning photos.


One early event, a CEU-earning opportunity, took place last night at AISC headquarters in Chicago. Attendees learned about the newest AISC publications from AISC vice president Charlie Carter. Topics covered included the 2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, the 2010 AISC Code of Standard Practice, and the 2009 RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts.


Other SteelDay events include topping outs, job site tours, open houses hosted by fabricators and galvanizers, and even several steel erection demonstrations. To find out who’s celebrating in your area, visit




Remember to get your certificate of attendance, which can be claimed by going online to

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