Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Steel City" to Host Conference For Steel Building Fabricators

Pittsburgh will play host to more than 3,500 steel construction professionals from May 11th 2011 to May 14th 2011 during the 2011 NASCC: The Steel Conference presented by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

The conference features presentations from top industry leaders, more than 90 technical sessions, practical seminars on the latest design and construction techniques, extensive trade show exhibits featuring products and services ranging from engineering software to the newest fabrication equipment, and plentiful networking opportunities.

NASCC is the premier educational event for structural engineers, fabricators, detailers, educators, and others involved in the design and construction of fabricated steel buildings and bridges. In addition to conference seminars, attendees have many opportunities to exchange ideas with their peers at networking events including the annual Fabricator Roundtable and newly added Steel Industry Roundtable. Conference attendees can earn up to 28 Professional Development Hours while learning from leaders in the design and construction industry such as Lawrence Griffis from Walter P Moore and Duane Miller from The Lincoln Electric Company.

The conference kicks off with a visual tour of Pittsburgh’s architecture and engineering heritage presented by David J. Vater, RA, trustee at the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. From its founding in 1758 and the construction of Fort Pitt – the most elaborate British fortress in North America – to the world’s first “green” convention center, Pittsburgh has been a city of building innovation. This keynote session will highlight Pittsburgh’s historic iron and steel industry and some of the country’s remarkable places built with Pittsburgh steel, engineering expertise, and technology.

Among the can’t-miss sessions include: "The Construction Market: Rebounding from a Recession or Mired in a Depression?” by AISC Vice President John Cross; “50 Tips for Designing Constructible Steel Buildings” by Clifford Schwinger, The Harman Group.

More information on the 2011 NASCC, including a full conference agenda, can be found at

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