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Webinar on Extended Shear Plate Connections
Posted by Tom Klemens on June 3, 2011 at 8:52 AM.

AISC’s regular “second Thursday” live webinar series continues next week with a presentation by Larry Muir, P.E., on Extended Shear Plate Connections. The 1.5-hour session begins at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.


Registration is by site, so any number of people within your office or organization can attend. The registration fee ($185 for AISC members, $285 for non-members, $155 for students and educators) includes:

  • Access to a PDF file of the presentation slides prior to the live webinar.
  • CEU/PDH certificates for all attendees upon completion (0.15 CEU / 1.5 PDH)
  • Complete instructions for accessing the live webinar.


To register now, click here.


For more information about AISC live webinars, click here.


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Call for Proposals - 2011 AISC Milek Fellowship
Posted by Tom Klemens on June 2, 2011 at 8:53 AM.

AISC is now accepting proposals for the 2011 AISC Milek Fellowship (previously known as the AISC Faculty Fellowship). The award has been renamed after William A. Milek, former AISC vice president of Engineering and Research, to recognize his invaluable contributions to AISC and the structural steel industry as a whole.


The Milek Fellowship is a four-year, $30,000 per year award for promising faculty members. The program is designed to contribute to the research careers of beginning faculty who teach and conduct research investigations related to structural steel while producing research results beneficial to designers, fabricators, and erectors of structural steel. Applications are due September 15, 2011.


To read the full RFP announcement on the AISC website, click here.


For fellowship program description and requirements, visit

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Atlas Tube to Reopen Blytheville, Ark., Manufacturing Facility
Posted by Tom Klemens on June 1, 2011 at 8:57 AM.

AISC member Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, is reopening its Hollow Structural Section (HSS) manufacturing facility in Blytheville, Ark. The facility will begin regularly scheduled mill rollings in September. The decision to re-open this plant will allow Atlas Tube to provide high quality customer service, reduce product lead times, and enhance delivery performance to customers in the Southeast and Southwest regions of the country. Atlas will produce round, square, and rectangle HSS at this facility. These products are typically used in various construction and OEM applications.


“The new technology we have deployed in Blytheville will elevate our quality, drive higher order turnaround, and give us added capacity to better serve our customers in the Southern and Western regions of the country,” said David Seeger, president of JMC Steel Group.


Customers serviced from the Blytheville facility will continue to be supported via the Customer Service teams at the company’s Chicago, Plymouth, Mich., and Harrow, Ontario facilities.

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