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Christopher Raebel Named AISC VP of Engineering and Research

August 1, 2022 - in News, People

CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction is proud to welcome Christopher H. Raebel, SE, PE, PhD, as its new vice president of engineering and research. He succeeds Larry Kruth, PE, who is retiring later this year. Raebel will oversee all AISC…

Emerging Architects: Show the World What You Can Do–and Win $15,000!

July 29, 2022 - in Awards, News

CHICAGO - What will the future look like? Let’s explore the possibilities with structural steel--from the imaginations of the emerging architects who…

New Hampshire’s Buy America Law Keeps Taxpayer Money, Jobs in the U.S.

June 28, 2022 - in News

CHICAGO - New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu today signed Buy American legislation into law during a visit to AISC-member Capone Iron Corporation North…

University of Wyoming Study Finds Steel Bridge Greener, More Economical Than Concrete Counterpart

June 9, 2022 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO - A team of researchers compared two functionally equivalent rural bridges to evaluate sustainability and life cycle cost, and the steel bridge outperformed its concrete counterpart across the board. Over the bridges’ life cycles, the steel bridge…

Students Showcase Ideas for Wildlife Crossing at SSBC National Finals

June 8, 2022 - in Awards, News

CHICAGO - The University of Florida took home the overall first place prize at the 2022 Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals at Virginia Tech. This year’s competition challenged students to design, fabricate, and construct a conceptual scaled…

AISC Releases Updated Design Guide for Structural Stainless Steel

CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction has updated its design guide on designing with structural stainless steel. Design Guide 27, 2nd Ed., Structural Stainless Steel is based on the new Specification for Structural Stainless Steel Buildings.…

AISC Issues Technical Advisory about Painting Interior Steel

May 11, 2022 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO - Anecdotal evidence suggests that specifiers are increasingly requiring that fully enclosed steel members in building structures be primed. The American Institute of Steel Construction has issued a technical advisory to clarify the matter. For almost…

Steel Industry Remembers Legendary Detailer Walter J. Gatti

May 5, 2022 - in News, People

CHICAGO - Walter J. Gatti, founder of Tensor Engineering, died April 25 after a brief illness. Gatti, 88, had boundless energy and a passion for the steel fabrication industry--so much so that he continued to work seven days a week until his recent illness.…

Connecticut Bridge Wins Top NSBA Prize

March 30, 2022 - in Awards, Bridges, News

CHICAGO - The I-91 Interchange 29 Exit Ramp Flyover Bridge in Hartford, Conn., is the 2022 Bridge of the Year! The National Steel Bridge Alliance and participants of last week's World Steel Bridge Symposium in Denver selected the 880-ft. bridge for the top…

AISC Announces New VPs of Membership & Certification, Finance & Human Resources

March 21, 2022 - in News, People

CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction has named Todd Alwood its new Vice President of Membership and Certification and promoted Michael Mospan to Vice President of Finance and Human Resources. "I'm excited to recognize Todd and Mike, who both…