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Wanted: The Best Projects in America

May 28, 2024 - in Awards, News

Did You Work on One of the Best Projects in America? FOR IMMEDIATE REVIEW CHICAGO - Just a handful of projects in the country will receive the structural steel industry’s top design honor next year. Will yours be one of them? The American Institute of Steel…

Next Version of AISC N690 Available for Limited Public Review

CHICAGO - A draft of the next edition of the AISC Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (AISC N690) is now available…

AISC Expands Sustainability Focus

April 30, 2024 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO - When the design community has a question about steel, they naturally turn to the American Institute of Steel Construction. After all, AISC literally…

Lexicon Earns Five Safety Awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction

April 25, 2024 - in Awards, News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas-based Lexicon, Inc. and its divisions have earned five safety awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) for outstanding safety in 2023.  Each of the following divisions of Lexicon earned AISC’s…

New AISC/SJI Design Guide Details Rain Loads and Ponding

April 16, 2024 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO – The American Institute of Steel Construction and the Steel Joist Institute have teamed up to create a comprehensive reference volume for rain loads and ponding design. Design Guide 40, Rain Loads and Ponding provides guidance for the design of…

Can America Quickly Replace the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore? Yes!

April 12, 2024 - in Bridges, Transportation

CHICAGO - The replacement of the Francis Scott Key Bridge is a critical need for the City and Port of Baltimore--indeed, for this entire nation. Fortunately, the steel industry has the experience, expertise, material, and ability to quickly get the job…

AISC Accepting Nominations for 2025 Higgins Lectureship Award

April 5, 2024 - in Awards, News, People

CHICAGO - AISC is now accepting nominations for its T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award, which includes a $15,000 cash prize. The annual award recognizes a lecturer-author whose technical paper(s) are considered an outstanding contribution to engineering literature…

AISC Awards Three Design-Build Grants to Architecture Students

April 5, 2024 - in News, People

CHICAGO - Today’s architecture students are community-minded and forward-thinking--and their work deserves to come to life. The American Institute of Steel Construction’s Education Foundation has awarded three grants from its inaugural Design-Build Grant…

Technical background available: “fracture-critical”

April 3, 2024 - in News

CHICAGO - Various news stories about the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse have discussed the design and noted it included fracture critical steel members, which are more correctly known today as Nonredundant Steel Tension Members (NSTMs).  Broadly speaking,…

Nominate Someone Remarkable for an AISC Award

April 3, 2024 - in Awards, News

CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction is accepting nominations for its award programs that honor people who make a difference in the world of design and construction. “Steel is a special material--and the people in our industry are responsible…