Structural steel industry hosts 4th Annual SteelDay on September 28

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SteelDay is the opportunity for the design and construction community to experience firsthand what the steel industry can do. The industry’s largest educational and networking event returns for a fourth successive year on September 28, 2012. Hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), its members and partners, SteelDay is a national event for contractors to explore the structural steel supply chain live.

NC hosts include fabricator SteelFab, Charlotte;  service center Dillon Supply Co, Winston-Salem, Rocky Mount & Goldsboro; mill/producer Contech Engineering Solutions, Raleigh & Charlotte, and erector Buckner Companies, Graham.

Last fall more than 10,000 architects, engineers, contractors, owners, university faculty and students, government officials and others attended more than 200 free events all over the country. Events range from educational presentations and seminars to tours of various steel facilities and job sites, where attendees are able to witness advanced technologies and construction processes in action.

“It’s a great opportunity for designers and others to see first-hand how the structural steel industry is building high-performance and sustainable projects,” explained Roger E. Ferch, P.E., AISC’s president.

Structural steel fabricators: Learn how structural steel is prepared for a building or bridge using off-site, controlled conditions, which ensure a consistently high-quality product while reducing errors and costly fixes at the job site. Also see why most steel fabricators use 3D models/BIM and how it streamlines production and increases efficiency.

Steel mills/producers: Steel is the most recycled material on earth, and today’s modern mills produce steel containing an average of 90% recycled material. Witness steel recycling capabilities and procedures at scrap metal recycling and steel production facilities, and develop an understanding of rolling schedules and steel availability.

Steel service centers: See what thousands of tons of steel looks like! And learn about the crucial role these facilities play in the industry.

In addition to connecting with local structural steel representatives across the U.S., this year’s SteelDay will feature live webinars. For more information on SteelDay 2012 and to sign up for an event near you, visit www.SteelDay.org .  For questions about attending SteelDay events, please contact AISC’s Maria Blood at 312.670.5433, or blood@aisc.org.

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