Category Archives: Steel

AISC 2013 Spring Seminar Series

AISC has announced their new spring seminars. (Chicago, IL) – This season, become more informed, more efficient, and a better structural engineer with AISC’s annual Spring Seminar Series. No matter what type of building you’re designing, nowhere else will you … Continue reading

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14th Edition Steel Construction Manual Companion Materials Available as Free Downloads

Check out the free downloads from AISC: (Chicago, IL) – More than 150 detailed design examples, updated dimensions and properties of structural sections, and other useful resources that complement the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual, are now at your fingertips. Design … Continue reading

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SMDI Publishes Third Edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication With High Performance Steel

For all steel bridge designers interested in using HPS 70W bridge steel, the Third Edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication With High Performance Steel has been published. This new edition of the Guide Specification is based on … Continue reading

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2011 NASCC proceedings now available

From American Institute of Steel Construction (Chicago, IL) – While there’s no substitution for attending NASCC: The Steel Conference in person, AISC offers the next best thing. As a benefit for attendees and members, we audio tape most of the … Continue reading

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Use of Chinese Steel (Mis)Leads to False Savings

The NSBA News Newsletter published the facts about the supposed $400 million in savings provided by outsourcing steel fabrication to China.  It turns out that the project is now $5.2 billion over budget. According to The New York Times, “The new … Continue reading

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AISC Store – Steel Construction Manual, 14th Edition

The AISC steel Construction Manual, 14th Edition is now available.  The AISC website describes the additions in the 14th edition. This Manual is the fourteenth major update of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, which was first published in 1927. Replacing … Continue reading

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Metals Industry Pushes Greater Use of Steel in New Home Construction

From the Metal Center News, AISI’s Robert Wills pushes Greater Use of Steel in New Home Construction citing several advantages of steel. But steel continues to advocate for gains in the homebuilding market, noting its environmental attributes and strength in … Continue reading

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Ten-Year Report on Durability of Galvanized Steel Framing in Residential Buildings

Ten-Year Report on Durability of Galvanized Steel Framing in Residential Buildings is Released 6/13/2011 – A study from the NAHB Research Center shows that the life span of the zinc and zinc-alloy coated steel samples studied was well beyond the … Continue reading

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Structural Steel Industry Hosts Third Annual SteelDay September 23

Mark Sept 23 on your calendars for Steel Day.  Some of this year’s topics include Steel Making and Recycling, HSS Producers, Steel Service Centers, BIM, Steel Fabrication, Advanced Machinery and Robotics, and Steel Installation. (Chicago, IL) – Have you seen … Continue reading

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14th Edition Steel Construction Manual to be Available July 1

The 14th Edition of the Steel Construction manual is scheduled for availability on July 1.  From AISC: (Chicago, IL) – AISC’s 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual will be available in hard copy format on July 1. Once the 14th Edition is available, AISC … Continue reading

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