Chicago — If you’re involved in the design or construction of steel buildings or bridges, NASCC: The Steel Conference is the premiere opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest design concepts, construction techniques and cutting-edge research while engaging with thousands of industry professionals. The 2018 conference takes place April 11-13 in Baltimore and offers more than 130 sessions covering a wide array of topics and more than 200 exhibitors showcasing products ranging from fabrication equipment to structural design software. Registration for the conference is now open at www.aisc.org/nascc.
“The industry connections, personal relationships, cutting-edge technology and face-to-face interactions are worth way more than the cost of the entire trip,” said 2017 attendee Nyckey Heath, PE, of Bennett Steel, Inc. (an AISC member and certified fabricator). “I have met many people who have proven to be valuable resources for me as an engineer, fabricator and erector. This is an investment in your company’s future!”
Attendees can earn up to 16 PDHs by attending the conference’s dynamic, expert-led sessions (plus an additional 4 PDHs if they attend the optional pre-conference short course). Speakers range from Carol Drucker of Drucker Zajdel Structural Engineers talking about stiffeners, doublers and web plates to Walter P Moore’s Rafael Sabelli on “10 Seismic Lessons from the Design of Large and Complex Structures.”
Sessions focus on structural engineering, steel fabrication, erection, detailing, business issues and technology. The program also offers a full track on legal issues, such as delay claims, contracts and bidding, as well as a tailored collection of sessions for architects.
This year’s conference also features three keynote sessions — one each day. The first is on a general topic designed to engage the audience and will feature Dan Goods, a visual strategist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. The second will feature a presentation from the top-rated speaker from the last decade of The Steel Conference — Duane Miller, PE, ScD, manager, engineering services and welding design consultant at Lincoln Electric. The third is the 2018 T.R. Higgins Lecture, presented by 2018 award winner Robert J. Connor, a professor at Purdue University School of Engineering.
One low registration fee gains you access to all of the technical sessions (including NASCC: The Steel Conference, SSRC Annual Stability Conference, and the World Steel Bridge Symposium), the keynote sessions, the T.R. Higgins Lecture and the exhibition hall. Visit www.aisc.org/nascc to register or view more conference information, including the advance program.