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NSBA/Modjeski and Masters Release Guide to Uncoated Weathering Steel: the Ultimate Economical, Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Fast Bridge Material

December 2, 2022 - in Buildings, Structural components

CHICAGO - Since the 1960s, Departments of Transportation around the country have taken advantage of a remarkably sustainable, efficient, economical building material: uncoated weathering steel, or UWS. The new Uncoated Weathering Steel Reference Guide, developed…

AISC Releases Buy Clean Guidance to Help Legislators Maximize Structural Steel’s Unmatched Sustainability

November 10, 2022 - in Buildings, News, Structural components

CHICAGO - Hot-rolled structural steel is the greenest structural material on the market, thanks to its unsurpassed recycled content and ability to be…

Rona G. Rothenberg Joins 2023 Forge Prize Jury

September 7, 2022 - in News, People

CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction is pleased to announce that Rona G. Rothenberg, FAIA, DBIA, will serve on the 2023 Forge Prize…

14 Inspiring Design Concepts Win Steel Design Student Competition

August 24, 2022 - in Awards, News

CHICAGO - Fourteen student projects have won the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Steel Design Student Competition. This year’s competition offered an open category as well as a…

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 will build tomorrow’s real world! The American Institute of Steel Construction is now accepting entries…

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 Woods, Inc.’s fabrication facility in Berlin, N.H. The new regulations require the use of American contractors…

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.…