Chicago — If you’re involved in the design or construction of steel buildings or bridges, NASCC: The Steel Conference is your once-a-year opportunity to engage with more than 4,500 of your peers and learn the latest design concepts, construction techniques and cutting-edge research. The 2017 conference takes place March 22-24 in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and will offer more than 130 technical sessions and feature over 220 exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment, software and tools. Registration for the conference is now open at www.aisc.org/nascc.
“The NASCC is a can’t-miss event if you have an interest in structural steel — the educational and networking opportunity is unmatched,” said 2016 attendee Tom Nunziata of Nabih Youssef & Associates.
Attendees can earn up to 17 PDHs by attending the conference’s dynamic, expert-led sessions (plus an additional 4 PDHs if they attend the optional pre-conference short course). Topics will range from “Practical Advice for Reviewing Software Generated Connection Designs” to “Lateral Torsional Buckling and its Influence on the Strength of Beams” to “Keeping OSHA out of your Bank Account.”
In addition, AISC has created a new program to explore “Solutions for Equity in the Workforce.” This special 2.5-hour session is being held on the opening day of the conference and offers a look at what diversity means for the design community and construction industry, with an emphasis on what works and what doesn’t when creating solutions that can increase equity within the workplace.
Attendee Frank Lancaster of EYP Architecture & Engineering, commented, “A great meeting of the minds among engineers, fabricators, detailers and erectors. Educational sessions presented the latest research and thinking in the profession, and participants in the exhibit hall showcased how things are getting done.”
One low registration fee gains you access to all of the technical sessions, the keynote address, the T.R. Higgins Lecture and the exhibition hall. Visit www.aisc.org/nascc to register or to view more conference information, including the advance program.