5/17/2013 - Heenan was president of the Steel Recycling Institute and retired in 2010 after nearly 40 years of service in the steel industry.
5/16/2013 - A special section in the May 2013 issue brings together the newest and most relevant original research on the behavior and design of cold-formed steel structures.
5/15/2013 - Sponsored by the International Code Council, the annual campaign promotes what it takes to create and keep safe and sustainable structures.
5/14/2013 - The awards were presented at the MBMA Spring Meeting held May 5-7, 2013 in San Diego, CA.
5/8/2013 - AISI has been reaccredited by ANSI under its recently revised operating procedures for documenting consensus on AISI-sponsored American National Standards.
5/2/2013 - Recent research proves that AHSS body structures can be as lightweight as aluminum bodies, while meeting all crash performance standards.
5/1/2013 - SMDI's Bumper Group releases the 5th edition of the "Steel Bumper Systems for Passenger Vehicles and Light Trucks" product manual.
5/1/2013 - SMDI and WorldAutoSteel unveiled a new tool at GDIS that allows vehicle designers to evaluate material selection tradeoffs such as mass, cost and greenhouse gas emissions.
5/1/2013 - The Ford team was recognized today for its innovative use of advanced high-strength steel throughout the 2013 Ford Fusion's body structure and closures.
4/30/2013 - SFIA will conduct a webinar on May 2 for association members in conjunction with the national roll-out of its new AIA-approved educational seminars on cold-formed steel.
4/24/2013 - A unique competition in which college students, regardless of their major area of study, can complete and submit a cold-formed steel design.
4/24/2013 - Student linemen will test their knowledge and skills at a steel pole climbing event on April 27, 2013.
4/22/2013 - Event highlights advanced steel technologies offering affordable, fuel efficient solutions to automakers.
4/22/2013 - A long-standing commitment to sustainable products & practices helps play an integral role in making the planet safer, cleaner & greener.
4/22/2013 - An environmental education website for middle school children to learn about recycling through fun activities and games.
4/17/2013 - The prestigious award is being presented today at 2013 NASCC: The Steel Conference.
4/16/2013 - New studies show a further reduction in body structure mass.
4/11/2013 - Surma spoke to a crowd of more than 75 automotive professionals about steel’s growing role in vehicles at today’s SMDI-sponsored APA event.
4/11/2013 - Multi-million dollar project to drive the third generation of advanced steel grades.
4/8/2013 - John Moebes, director of construction for Crate & Barrel, will address attendees on May 7 in San Francisco.
4/5/2013 - STI/SPFA recognized member companies in specific industry categories by conferring its Steel Tank and Fabricated Product of the Year awards for 2012.
3/26/2013 - Research reveals big void in meaningful information provided by packaging material suppliers
3/20/2013 - AISI S400 will provide a platform for the growth of new cold-formed steel seismic force-resisting systems.
3/20/2013 - The program includes 14 concurrent educational sessions for architects, engineers, builders/contractors, and others attending the event.
3/15/2013 - The training session will cover steel pole overhead procedures, focusing on the transfer of existing lines and equipment to set steel poles.
3/14/2013 - Students were awarded scholarships for unique designs that communicate the lightweighting and styling benefits of steel wheels.
3/4/2013 - The webinar will cover information n SJI's "First Edition: Standard Specifications for Composite Steel Joists, Weight Tables and Bridging Tables, Code of Standard Practice."
2/15/2013 - Project will develop advanced steel grades within conventional infrastructures, thus reducing major overhauls of the manufacturing process.
2/12/2013 - Karl Barth, Ph.D., will introduce eSPAN140 to Mexico's engineering sector, contractors and others in Guadalajara on March 7, 2013.
2/8/2013 - The webinar will provide instruction on building code requirements for protecting metal buildings from fire.
2/7/2013 - The award was accepted by members of Ted Miller's family and Miller-Clapperton staff at the MCA Annual Meeting.
2/4/2013 - The metal building industry weathered the recent recession and came out stronger.
2/1/2013 - MCA reports on its newest elected officials and covers many news topics of interest.
1/28/2013 - Winners were announced at the STI/SPFA meeting on January 18 in San Diego.
1/25/2013 - VW which is giving up aluminum for the high tensile steel, which is up to six times stronger than conventional steel.
1/23/2013 - Steel continues to dominate as the lightweight automotive material that best addresses society’s need for reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved safety, increased ...
1/15/2013 - The Cadillac ATS and Dodge Ram 1500, both feature an extensive amount of advanced high-strength steels.
1/11/2013 - Adds structural strength without increasing weight on built-to-last full-size pickups.
1/10/2013 - The Expo will be held on May 6-7, 2013 in San Francisco. Award entries are due to CFSEI by March 15, 2013.
1/8/2013 - "Strengthening the Weakest Link - Designing Reliable Connections for Cold-Formed Steel Framing" will be held on February 7, 2013 at 3 pm EST.
1/7/2013 - Metals such as Martensitic alloys and ultra-high strength steel, among other materials, help make ATS one of the lightest vehicles in the class.
1/5/2013 - Proposals must be submitted electronically in Word format on or before February 22, 2013.
1/4/2013 - Cover will manage the technical and market development initiatives, and leading technology transfer of steel fuel tank design and benefits.
12/21/2012 - The document provides the latest recommended methodology to fabricate and weld structures using ASTM A709 or AASHTO M270, Grade HPS 100W (HPS 690W) steel.
12/16/2012 - Utilities are replacing wood with steel utility poles to improve response to big storms and putting damaged electricity networks back together.
12/14/2012 - SSMA will contribute to AISI's cold-formed steel framing program in the areas of codes and standards and technology implementation.
12/13/2012 - The NSBA/SSSBA Steel Bridge Forum in Denver featured a Vehicular Bridge Module displayed by Big R.
12/6/2012 - Redesigned Fusion features world’s first steel hydroformed tubular pillars and uses advanced steel grades to increase body strength by 10 percent.
12/5/2012 - This report is the latest to confirm that AHSS remain the most affordable mass reduction solution for North American vehicles.
12/3/2012 - New three-part video series highlights steel solutions for vehicle safety, fuel efficiency and affordability.
11/28/2012 - The webinar will describe lateral load determination for buildings and demonstrate how lateral loads are transferred to the resisting and supporting elements.
11/28/2012 - The guide covers both structural and non-structural applications. It complies with the 2012 International Building Code and the 2007 AISI North American Specification.
11/20/2012 - The symposium will provide extensive knowledge ranging from energy storage innovations, power electronics, advanced fuels and many more.
11/16/2012 - The guide includes span and load tables for structural and nonstructural cold-formed steel framing wall, floor and ceiling systems.
11/15/2012 - The new program promotes consistent manufacturing quality of cold-formed steel connectors.
11/7/2012 - The video educates first responders on new rescue and extrication techniques developed for advanced steel vehicles.
11/6/2012 - Linemen, students and instructors will participate in this training session at Oklahoma State University in Okmulgee, OK on November 14.
11/6/2012 - eSPAN140 was chosen as one of 12 Hot Products by the staff of Modern Steel Construction Magazine.
11/2/2012 - SMDI’s Ron Krupitzer discusses the importance of research to further the advancements in steel development for the automotive industry.
11/1/2012 - Continued from Part One in today’s MetalMiner online, SMDI’s Ron Krupitzer discusses “Steel in Cars: Considering CSR, Lifecycle Costs and Recycling”
11/1/2012 - SMDI’s Ron Krupitzer discusses the cost and weight redution benefits of advanced high-strength steels.
10/22/2012 - 2012 Bar Machinability Summit identifies next steps and strategic roadmap for automotive steel machinability.
10/16/2012 - Scholarships awarded for top designs that promote steel as an automotive lightweighting solution.
10/12/2012 - The 2013 model uses advanced steel grades never before used in previous models, which contribute to the overall weight reduction of 57.2 lbs.
10/12/2012 - The 2013 model has an increased amount of advanced high-strength steels in the new frame, making it 30 pounds lighter than the previous 2009 model.
10/10/2012 - Participants will learn how to interpret and apply the IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 code requirements with specific examples for metal buildings.
10/9/2012 - The recipients were recognized at METALCON International, the only annual conference and exhibition dedicated to metal construction products, technologies and solutions.
10/5/2012 - The October 17th webinar will help participants learn how to build more accurate computer models of their structures.
10/3/2012 - Dr. Bjorhovde, a long-time member of the AISI Committee on Specifications, was presented with the award by the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS).
9/27/2012 - Ford incorporated advanced steel grades as it’s “stiffer in torsion and bending and more mass-efficient than the former platform."
9/24/2012 - The new edition updates the manual to current standards and codes, including the 2012 International Building Code and ASCE 7-10.
9/18/2012 - The popular two-part classroom and hands-on session returns to METALCON on October 9-10, 2012.
9/17/2012 - This is the premier event for industry, researchers and academia to share ideas and discussion on the latest innovations in cold-formed steel design.
9/13/2012 - Matthew Wilde (VA Tech), Armen Adekristi (VA Tech), and Duping Zhang (Chongqing University) were the top three winners in this year's competition.
9/11/2012 - This Tech Note discusses the resources needed to complete these fastener connections as well as their design and detailing.
9/6/2012 - Advanced steel grades help Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicle drop up to 220 pounds while offering improved safety and performance.
9/6/2012 - CFSEI's Tech Notes are available for purchase at AISI's online bookstore.
8/29/2012 - The steel industry remains committed to offering safe, economical solutions for next-generation vehicles.
8/27/2012 - Learn why different sections and systems need bracing, when to use bracing effectively, and how to design it.
8/23/2012 - In terms of versatility and environmental benefits, steel remains one of the most desired construction materials on the planet.
8/23/2012 - VW will shave the weight of its updated Golf model by using stronger steels, delivering a 23% reduction in fuel consumption.
8/23/2012 - Dr. Abbas of Auburn University was recognized as an up-and-coming researcher in the bridge engineering discipline.
8/21/2012 - The Richard S. Fountain Award recognizes leadership in steel bridge research and outstanding efforts to advance AASHTO specifications.
8/17/2012 - A Web-based tool provides national design standards for cost-effective, sustainable structures.
8/7/2012 - Dollar for dollar and ounce per ounce, new steels clearly outperform competing materials.
8/6/2012 - SFIA is pleased to announce that Larry Williams is the organization's new executive director.
8/1/2012 - Online tool includes the latest fatigue innovations and creates new opportunities for interactive collaboration with fatigue and industry experts.
7/27/2012 - Study confirms average steel content in North American vehicles has been constant over six year period.
7/25/2012 - Mr. Crawford was recognized for his many contributions to the CRRC Board of Directors and Technical Committee.
7/17/2012 - MBMA recognizes several metal building systems manufacturers that demonstrate exceptional commitment to assuring workplace safety.
7/9/2012 - eSPAN140 has been launched, providing a single, free resource for bridge designers to find customized steel solutions for their projects up to 140 feet.
7/6/2012 - Rahim Zadeh, P.E. brings more than 30 years of experience in the steel framing industry to SSMA.
6/28/2012 - Awards will be presented in three major categories. Projects must be submitted by August 17, 2012.
6/18/2012 - James M. Fisher and Thomas M. Murray have been elected to the 2012 class of distinguished members of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
6/11/2012 - A new textbook that includes cold-formed steel design will bridge an information gap that currently exists in many undergraduate engineering curriculums.
5/22/2012 - SMDI is proud to be a co-sponsor of this week's highly competitive event at Clemson University.
5/20/2012 - Award presented in the environmental responsibility / stewardship category for its role in the global FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) project.
5/17/2012 - Steel Market Development Institute documents the evolution and different types of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) along with their benefits to automakers.
5/16/2012 - Automaker recognized for innovative use of advanced steel technologies in Chevrolet Volt body design
5/7/2012 - The International Code Council has designated May as the 2012 Building Safety Month.
5/2/2012 - Eighteen steel bridges earned national recognition in the 2012 Prize Bridge Awards Competition conducted by the National Steel Bridge Alliance.
4/30/2012 - If the winds are forgiving enough, a steel column will be hoisted into place atop the exoskeleton of 1 World Trade Center and NYC will have a new tallest building.
4/30/2012 - Carbon Power & Light protects birds and improves reliability by replacing wood utlity poles with steel.
4/24/2012 - AISI published this Supplement to address questions raised by the International Code Council Evaluation Service, Inc.
4/23/2012 - Ten structural steel building projects have earned national recognition in the 2012 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) awards ...
4/20/2012 - Great Designs in Steel is the leading forum for engineers to share their experiences with new applications and the benefits of new steel technologies.
4/19/2012 - STI/SPFA announced the winners of its 2011 Safety Award of Excellence and 2011 Safety Award of Achievement at the organization's Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona.
4/17/2012 - STI/SPFA recognizes the outstanding achievements of its members in design, development and the construction of steel fabricated products with this award.
4/16/2012 - MBMA's technical resources, research, accreditation program and educational efforts are making a difference in the low-rise, nonresidential construction sector.
4/13/2012 - Members of STI/SPFA elected new members to its 2012 Board of Directors at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Tucson, Arizona.
4/12/2012 - There’s a reason steel has remained the dominant material and the same reasons will let steel survive the CAFE crunch of higher fuel economy.
4/12/2012 - As U.S. car sales pick up, automakers are scrambling to offer lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles with new materials and steel is still the most cost-effective choice.
4/9/2012 - The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) is pleased to announce the addition of High Steel Structures, Inc.; Infra-Metals Co.; and Delong’s, Inc. to its organization.
4/5/2012 - This key industry event assembles automotive executives and industry figures to discuss the plans for growth in 2012 and beyond.
4/2/2012 - The 2012 CFSEI Annual Expo and Meeting will be held on May 21-22 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
3/30/2012 - This year's competition will be held on May 25-26 at Clemson University.
3/19/2012 - The competition is open to full-time students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; it concludes on June 30, 2012.
3/15/2012 - SMDI congratulates Alex Wilson on being recognized with this distinguished award.
3/14/2012 - This advanced hybrid electric cross-over vehicle features a sealed steel tank that requires structural resistance to high internal pressure.
3/14/2012 - JPaks offer a cost-effective and convenient way to access SAE's 2,400+ ground vehicle standards.
3/9/2012 - Winners awarded scholarships for unique designs that communicate the lightweighting and styling benefits of steel wheels.
2/1/2012 - This publication collects into one source document the various facets of plate design applicable to many types of structures, including steel tanks for liquid storage.
1/27/2012 - The Bloomberg News story "Rules for more efficient cars could make aluminum golden" (Jan. 1 and TribLIVE.com) contains inaccuracies. Read the real steel story here.
1/26/2012 - AISI S220, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing-Nonstructural Members, 2011 Edition and Commentary, are available for downloading free of charge.
1/25/2012 - Advanced steel solutions reduce mass and address key performance criteria for future vehicles.
1/24/2012 - Dr. Kendall encouraged the EPA to extend the scope of analysis from tailpipe to the full life cycle impacts of materials and vehicle technologies.
1/17/2012 - Testimony by AISI to the Joint EPA/NHTSA Hearing on 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards.
1/17/2012 - Testimony by Jody Shaw, United States Steel Corporation regarding the National Program of harmonized greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards.
1/17/2012 - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) approved a new Executive Committee at its Annual Meeting.
1/13/2012 - The 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year – the Hyundai Elantra and Range Rover Evoque – both feature advanced high-strength steel technologies.
1/4/2012 - The Dodge Dart is an excellent example of how advanced steels can meet the evolving style and performance needs of customers.
12/15/2011 - AISI and SMDI congratulate Dr. LaBoube, a member of AISI's Committee on Specifications, for this well-earned recognition.
12/14/2011 - Nominations are due by January 31, 2012 for awards in Engineering Excellence, Construction Innovation, and Distinguished Service.
12/7/2011 - These advanced steel technologies help the Focus meet crash regulations across world markets, while reducing the vehicle’s weight and contributing to improved fuel economy.
11/30/2011 - Higher strength steels contribute to a 7 percent reduction in body weight, enhanced safety performance and lower total life cycle emissions.
11/29/2011 - On Jan 16-17, 2012, MBMA members will learn about IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 prescriptive trade off and whole building methods and other important practices.
11/28/2011 - As automakers work to meet corporate average fuel economy standards by making lighter vehicles, the U.S. steel business has the chance to foil those who consider it the enemy of ...
11/23/2011 - The year’s largest and most important event for the fire protection, life safety, and electrical industries.
11/17/2011 - New EPA rulemaking also requests comments on life cycle assessment for vehicle emissions
11/17/2011 - The new Escape adds about four times as much advanced high-strength steel and ultra-high-strength steel as the outgoing vehicle.
11/17/2011 - A recent review by a leading cold-formed steel design innovator shows signficant advancements in structural analysis, particularly regarding thin-walled structures.
11/16/2011 - An update to the 2006 edition, this publication addresses trade practices for the design, fabrication and installation of cold-formed steel structural framing products.
11/15/2011 - The Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute highlights the benefits of steel in commercial lightweight steel framing, roof and floor deck, and roofing and siding projects.
11/15/2011 - The National Frame Building Association is accepting nominations for its 2011 Building of the Year Contest. Entries are due at the NFBA office on or before December 5, 2011.
11/14/2011 - More than 150 detailed design examples, updated dimensions and properties of structural sections are available as free downloads.
11/14/2011 - The Expo offers a premiere opportunity to network, gain industry knowledge, learn about the latest tools and services, and discover ways to increase revenue.
11/14/2011 - This seminar covers topics essential to the correct installation of cold-formed steel framing.
11/11/2011 - Each winning company received a $2,000 scholarship in their company's name for the school of their choice.
11/11/2011 - The changes aim to make SJI products safer, simpler to use and more economical.
11/10/2011 - Using Acclerated Bridge Construction, the Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation completed four years' worth of bridge construction in Medford in less than one year.
11/10/2011 - Existing STI CP certified testers for USTs can maintain their certification with this online exam.
11/10/2011 - The new modules cover steel water storage tank standards, construction, and coatings and linings and are available at a low introductory rate.
11/8/2011 - AISI is a partner in the work of Purdue Prof. Amit Varma, whose research is impacting fire design codes for steel buildings and bridges.
11/7/2011 - This competition honors innovative steel bridges constructed in the U.S. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2011.
11/7/2011 - Covers evaluations of existing joist strength, methods of supporting additional loads, and design approaches to strengthen joists.
11/2/2011 - AISI will provide technical assistance for research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop new non-proprietary framing systems using cold-formed steel.
11/1/2011 - Pittsburgh, Pa. — The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation and the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) “Ferrous Metallurgy Education Today,” or ...
10/31/2011 - Less than half of Americans surveyed realize canned foods count toward dietary goals.
10/26/2011 - Form, Function, Finesse: A brave new Land Rover conquers a greener frontier with lightweight, high-strength and Boron steel technologies.
10/24/2011 - Submit your abstracts for Great Designs in Steel 2012 taking place Wednesday, May 16 at Laurel Manor Conference Center in Livonia, Mich.
10/24/2011 - The complete lifecycle of a vehicle tells the true story of its carbon footprint and steel requires one fifth to one twentieth the emissions of alternative materials.
10/13/2011 - SMDI stresses the need to shift the basis of vehicle emissions regulations from tailpipe emissions to a total life cycle assessment.
10/11/2011 - The Metal Construction Association recognized its 2011 Chairman's Award recipients at METALCON International.
10/7/2011 - Steelmakers battle new competitors in the race to produce lighter-weight products for the auto industry.
10/5/2011 - U.S. researchers say their simulation of an earthquake on a bridge using full-size vehicles could produce important data to be used for new design standards.
10/3/2011 - More than 10,000 people attended nearly 200 free events across the U.S. on September 23 for the third annual SteelDay.
9/30/2011 - The three-day short course is designed for all engineers interested in learning about cold-formed steel design, regardless of experience.
9/30/2011 - MBMA is spearheading two webinar programs to educate metal building contractors and others in the industry on energy code and fire code compliance.
9/28/2011 - AISI's Committee on Framing Standards is developing AISI S220, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing-Nonstructural Members, which will be published in 2012.
9/26/2011 - The AISI Standards Council established a new Emeritus Membership category and inducted Wei-Wen Yu, Ph.D., P.E. and Duane Ellifritt, Ph.D. as the first members.
9/21/2011 - Lawrence Kavanagh will address participants at a transportation networking event to commemorate SteelDay on September 22, 2011 at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
9/14/2011 - Latest steel-intensive design matches aluminum on weight; shows path to lowest emitting vehicles.
9/9/2011 - AISI co-sponsored a first-time student design competition that generated 78 entries from nine universities in five countries.
9/7/2011 - Ten years after 9/11, researchers at Purdue Univ. are continuing work that could lead to safer steel structures such as buildings and bridges.
8/31/2011 - Dr. Karl Barth will present a session on the development of national design standards for short span steel bridges at this event for FHWA and state DOT participants.
8/25/2011 - Dr. Barth, who has been working with the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance to develop national standards for steel bridges in the U.S., will share his work at Eurosteel 2011.
8/25/2011 - SRI Executive Director Gregory Crawford urges Womans Day readers to recycle their end-of-life appliances.
8/24/2011 - Dr. Itani's research produced an innovative approach to the seismic design of steel bridges that will save millions of dollars and restore infrastructure service more quickly.
8/23/2011 - Multi-Housing News Online showcases a non-green building that's reincarnated with sustainable cold-formed steel to become a model of green development.
8/16/2011 - Mark Nowak looks at ways that cold-formed steel framing is meeting demands for sustainable building practices in Commercial Construction & Renovation.
8/15/2011 - The Social Industrial Real Estate Blog picks up on steel's sustainable benefits for the construction industry.
8/11/2011 - Contractors for San Diego Gas & Electric are erecting a five-mile line of large new steel power poles to replace the existing line in Oceanside, California.
8/3/2011 - A new retrofit roofing concept merges existing technologies into an integrated metal roof system that can improve energy efficiency and lower energy demands in buildings.
8/2/2011 - This project is a great opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of steel wheels, including the ability to help lightweight a vehicle beyond its structure.
8/1/2011 - Lightweight fuel tanks will help reduce vehicle mass and meet sealed system performance requirements.
7/29/2011 - San Diego Gas and Electric has replaced more than 1,100 wooden power poles with steel poles. SMDI helped train these linemen to work with steel poles.
7/22/2011 - This edition of the guide provides the latest recommended methodology to fabricate and weld structures using ASTM A709 or AASHTO M270, Grade HPS 70W steel.
7/15/2011 - Iowa's State Fire Marshal says that without metal shingles, a fire would have completely destroyed a building at the state's largest apartment complex.
7/13/2011 - This guide, based upon AISI's North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural members, is available for downloading.
7/13/2011 - The Steel Deck Institute offers free downloads of the ANSI/SDI standards for Steel Roof Deck (RD-2010) and Non-Composite Steel Floor Deck (NC-0100).
7/12/2011 - NSBA has extended the deadline for submitting abstacts for the 2012 World Steel Bridge Symposium to July 25, 2011.
7/12/2011 - Scheduled for August 16-17, these webinar modules will help advance bridge construction to the next level.
7/8/2011 - MBMA has updated its website to include free materials for use by all professionals who work in the built environment, as reported by designandbuildwithmetal.com.
7/6/2011 - Arizona Public Service is kept busy replacing 15 wood utility distribution poles sheared during a microburst with steel poles.
7/5/2011 - The manual is now available for ordering on AISC's online bookstore at www.aisc.org/store.
6/30/2011 - SJI is seeking entries for its 2011 Design Awards competition. The deadline for submission is August 5, 2011.
6/28/2011 - Recent findings demonstrate that emissions other than tailpipe emissions are significant and therefore need to be included in future vehicle regulations.
6/28/2011 - SMDI Vice President of Construction Market Development Robert Wills and several industry experts offer their outlook on the construction market.
6/23/2011 - As the construction industry recovers from the Great Recession, and more builders resume operations, many will discover a changed world.
6/13/2011 - A study from the NAHB Research Center shows that the life span of the zinc and zinc-alloy coated steel samples studied was well beyond the life expectancies of modern buildings.
6/9/2011 - Check out the photo gallery from Great Designs in Steel 2011.
6/7/2011 - The Metal Roofing Alliance recommends asking these questions before signing a contract for a new roof.
6/7/2011 - SMDI co-sponsored the 20th annual ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition.
6/2/2011 - SMDI will conduct a Steel Distribution Pole Lineman Training Workshop on June 25, 2011 at Lake Sumter Community College in Sumterville, Florida.
6/1/2011 - This definitive work has been updated and is now available from the Structural Stability Research Council.
5/27/2011 - The research will develop the next iteration in the Direct Strength Method for cold-formed steel members.
5/25/2011 - Steel offers solutions for the challenges facing automakers today and far into the future.
5/25/2011 - Review comments on the new standard will be accepted from May 13, 2011 through June 27, 2011.
5/19/2011 - New designs and AHSS combined with electrified powertrains reduce weight, emissions and improve safety without compromising cost.
5/19/2011 - Company awarded for innovative use of high-strength steels in Auto/Steel Partnership's lightweight front suspension project.
5/19/2011 - Manual assists automakers in manufacturing lightweight, cost-competitive steel bumpers.
5/16/2011 - SMDI's investing member companies provide a few fact about Summer safety and the benefits of steel!
5/3/2011 - Dr. Roger Heimbuch received the 2011 Market Development Industry Leadership for advancing steel as the automotive material of choice in North America.
4/27/2011 - A first-of-its-kind publication delves into fire-resistance ratings and explores how they may be achieved, based on research and testing.
4/26/2011 - There are more than 10 million square feet of steel to paint on the Golden Gate bridge. NPR takes a look at how the job gets done and the history behind the bridge's unique color.
4/25/2011 - The NREA has invited SMDI to conduct a "hot line" training session on May 24-25, 2011 at the Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.
4/21/2011 - SMDI's investing member companies celebrate Earth Day by reminding consumers about the sustainability benefits of steel.
4/18/2011 - The intent of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) test program was to develop a fire resistance-rated, non-load bearing metal building wall assembly.
4/15/2011 - The Iowa DOT has added a series of RS40-10 rolled steel beam bridge standards to its acceptable bridge design configurations.
4/14/2011 - Along with the National Science Foundation, AISI is co-sponsoring a Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design at the University of North Texas.
4/12/2011 - SAE names Honda R&D Co., Ltd. and Kyoto University received the Sydney H. Melbourne Award of Excellence in the Advancement of Automotive Sheet Steel.
4/7/2011 - The Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance Expo and the National Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Conference Annual Meeting will be held in Annapolis, MD.
4/6/2011 - An updated version of the Bar Steel Products Manual offers cost and time savings to steel manufacturers and customers.
4/5/2011 - Surface finish research results help engineers design forged steel parts that are lightweight and cost efficient.
4/5/2011 - As President Obama travels to Philadelphia this week to visit a wind turbine manufacturer and to hold an Energy Town Hall meeting, it is important to note that a material that will ...
4/4/2011 - SMDI will conduct a Lineman Training Workshop on April 27, 2011 at the Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.
4/1/2011 - County Engineer Hubiak submitted the winning answer in the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance contest at the NACE Conference.
3/31/2011 - The Cold Spring Canyon Bridge is the longest steel arch bridge of its type in California. The steel arch was chosen because of the steep canyon, risk of fire and cost efficiencies.
3/24/2011 - New steel grades will help automotive manufacturers in their quest to meet stringent fuel economy and emissions requirements.
3/23/2011 - SMDI has launched a brand new website that provides information about the North American steel industry’s market applications, research and reports on new product ...
3/17/2011 - Design students awarded scholarships for unique, lightweight wheel designs that celebrate steel.
3/17/2011 - Steel’s sustainable benefits go beyond its superior recycling attributes to make it a cost-effective, durable option for all construction applications.
3/4/2011 - Learn what causes distortional buckling and how to minimize its effects in practice at the CFSEI Webinar on March 23, 2011.
3/3/2011 - SMDI, WorldAutoSteel and EDAG collaborate on low mass steel vehicle project that features the design of steel fuel tanks with significant mass reduction.
3/3/2011 - The Metal Construction Association presents these awards to honor innovation and creativity while showcasing exceptional building designs.
2/18/2011 - SMDI announced today the appointment of Jennifer L. Greenfelder as manager, communications - automotive market.
2/4/2011 - The steel industry has the products and technologies to help building owners achieve these long-term energy efficiency goals.
1/24/2011 - The 2010 AISC standard, Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10), is now available for free downloading on the AISC website.
1/21/2011 - AISC’s Louis F. Geschwindner Seminar Series is a great opportunity for structural engineers and other designers to earn continuing education credits.
1/21/2011 - National experts state that the U.S. experiences 700 water main breaks daily.
12/22/2010 - As the automotive industry recognizes the Chevy Volt plug-in electric vehicle as Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) is celebrating the ...
12/15/2010 - A joint project of the United States Automotive Materials Partnership LLC (USAMP) and Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) using structural optimization techniques within a car’s ...
12/15/2010 - The SMDI Wheels Task Force worked closely with wheel manufacturers, trim suppliers and car companies and conducted consumer research to answer pertinent industry questions.
12/8/2010 - Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) President William M. Heenan, Jr. is stepping down after a distinguished career of nearly 40 years in the steel industry.
12/3/2010 - AISI's Seismic Code Team will partner with the Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Texas on two seismic design research projects.
11/9/2010 - The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced today the promotion of Deanna S. Lorincz to senior director, SMDI Communications.
11/8/2010 - David Jeanes is a recipient of the first annual University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Alumni Award.
11/1/2010 - As busy moms continue to turn to canned foods as a way to save time in the kitchen, the Canned Food Alliance (CFA) developed an easy way for home cooks to incorporate one canned ...
10/13/2010 - AISI has endorsed the just-published Fourth Edition of “Cold-Formed Steel Design” as a leading new reference on cold-formed steel design.
10/7/2010 - After taking a peek inside family pantries, fridges, and freezers, Rutgers University researchers found that the family food supply earns generally high marks in nutrition, ...
10/7/2010 - In an ongoing commitment to the establishment of best environmental, economic and social practices, Truitt Bros., Inc. – the nation’s first Food Alliance-certified ...
9/24/2010 - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announces the release of the Fire Resistance Design Guide for Metal Building Systems.
8/27/2010 - Investor company members of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) are celebrating two hundred years of food can innovation and honoring households across America that ...
8/19/2010 - The 500 attendees at the CSCE 8th Annual Short and Medium Span Conference had a chance to use their best bridge building calculations.
8/18/2010 - Justin Ocel, Ph.D., P.E., was named the 2010 recipient of the Robert J. Dexter Memorial Lecture.
8/10/2010 - AISI is seeking experts on seismic design and the analysis of cold-formed steel structural systems for its Seismic Design Subcommittee.
6/21/2010 - AISI has published S213-07-S1-09, which incorporates research findings on diagonal strap-braced walls, along with other updates.
6/14/2010 - A team of six civil engineering students from North Dakota State University won the 19th annual ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition.
6/10/2010 - At the 2010 International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh, attendees guessed the pounds of steel in a short span bridge.
5/31/2010 - The report was undertaken to evaluate the behavior of the cold-formed steel track-to-concrete anchor bolt connection.
5/5/2010 - The Bar Applications Group (BAG) of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced the release of its fifth update of the online Bar Steel Fatigue Database today, ...
5/5/2010 - The Automotive Applications Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) honored Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 research and development team with its annual Automotive ...
5/5/2010 - WorldAutoSteel, supported by investors of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), unveiled key findings today on the progress of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2, a ...
5/5/2010 - At the 2010 Annual NACE Conference, the SSSBA sponsored a contest for attendees to guess the pounds of steel in a short span bridge.
5/4/2010 - Edward G. Opbroek, director, WorldAutoSteel, is a recipient of the 2010 Market Development Industry Leadership Award.
5/4/2010 - Julia Hurst, executive director, National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA), is a recipient of the 2010 Market Development Industry Leadership Award.
5/4/2010 - Three individuals were recognized for making significant contributions in advancing the competitive use of steel in the marketplace.
5/4/2010 - Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures, is a recipient of the 2010 Market Development Industry Leadership Award.
5/4/2010 - David C. Jeanes, P.E. is the recipient of the 2010 Market Development Lifetime Achievement Award.
4/30/2010 - David C. Jeanes, P.E., has retired after 34 years of distinguished service with AISI.
4/28/2010 - The Standard addresses the design and construction of cold-formed steel seismic force-resisting systems in buildings and other structures.
4/22/2010 - Advanced high-strength steels are lighter, fully recyclable and produced with light life cycle impact, helping automakers decrease a vehicle’s life-long carbon footprint.
4/14/2010 - Jon Coon wins the SSSBA contest to guess the weight of steel in a short span bridge.
4/1/2010 - The MBMA has published the 2010 Supplement to the 2006 Metal Building Systems Manual and it is available as a free download.
3/15/2010 - A draft of a new AISC Certification Standard for Steel Bridges is available for public review during a forty‑five day period beginning March 15 and concluding on April 29, 2010.
3/2/2010 - STI/SPFA recognizes member companies within specific industry categories with its Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards.
3/1/2010 - The year 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the manufacture and marketing by Nippon Steel of COR-TEN®, a weathering steel, in 1959.
2/15/2010 - Lawrence W. Kavanagh has been named president of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI. He succeeds David C. Jeanes, who has announced his ...
2/9/2010 - Since METALCON began in 1991, it has been known as the ideal tradeshow to introduce and to discover new products and ideas for the use of metal in construction.
2/2/2010 - The Metal Initiative (TMI) is sponsoring three complimentary informational webinars during the months of March, April and May.
1/27/2010 - The Supplement adds the provision for determining the safety and resistance factor for partition walls and updates the reference to Supplement No. 1 of AISI S123.
1/27/2010 - The World Steel Bridge Symposium featured more than 60 steel bridge-related workshops and presentations.
1/11/2010 - The Steel Market Development Institute is celebrating two more top honors today, as the vehicles selected as the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year feature a number of ...
12/19/2009 - Future Steel Vehicle's (FSV) Design Methodology, Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) process, was the winner of the 2nd Annual Society of Automotive Engineers Detroit ...
12/11/2009 - Motor Trend magazine selected the new Ram Heavy Duty as its Truck of the Year, giving the North American steel industry and AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute a reason to ...
12/3/2009 - Steel continues to get the red carpet treatment this award season and AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute has another reason to celebrate. The 2010 Ford Taurus and Volvo ...
12/1/2009 - The North American steel industry is continuing its efforts to develop new advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) technologies that will help to meet new emissions and fuel ...
11/18/2009 - The North American steel industry and AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute have a reason to celebrate, as the 2010 Ford Fusion and Fusion hybrid, which feature a number of ...
10/28/2009 - AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) will conduct a Steel Distribution Pole Lineman Training Workshop on November 17-19, 2009.
10/28/2009 - AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute and AISC will represent steel as the “green” construction choice at the USGBC Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.
9/25/2009 - These questions will be included on a new 16-hour Structural exam that will be launched in April 2011.
9/25/2009 - A Design Flowchart for the 2007 Edition of the North American Specification and the 2008 Edition of the AISI Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual has been published.
9/24/2009 - AISI is working in cooperation with the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures to co-sponsor the 21st Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures for engineers.
9/23/2009 - Delbert F. Boring, P.E., is the 2009 recipient of the Outstanding Civil Engineering Alumni Award presented by The Ohio State University Civil Engineering Alumni Association.
9/22/2009 - Emmett A. Sumner III, Ph.D. has been named as the recipient of the 2009 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Lecture.
9/16/2009 - This bill would authorize appropriations totaling $2.85 billion over the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-2014 period for the Department of Energy to research, develop, demonstrate and ...
8/31/2009 - John M. Kulicki, Ph.D., P.E., chairman and CEO of Modjeski and Masters, Inc., has been named as the recipient of the 2009 Richard S. Fountain Award.
8/11/2009 - Dr. Helen Chen, P.E.and Jonathan Humble, AIA, have achieved LEED AP accreditation in the specialty of Building Design + Construction.
8/4/2009 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced today the publication of the 2009 edition of the Design Guide for Cold-Formed Steel Purlin Roof Framing Systems.
6/25/2009 - The steel industry is revving up to meet the technological challenges needed on the drive toward a leaner, meaner and cleaner North American automotive industry, evidenced at an ...
6/18/2009 - The 35 million Americans who live in regions most threatened by Atlantic hurricanes are sharply attuned to being prepared for the worst.
6/16/2009 - Today the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) released the revised Advanced High-Strength Steel Applications Design and Stamping Process Guidelines - A Special Edition of ...
6/10/2009 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced today the publication of the 2008 edition of the Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual.
5/22/2009 - In the effort to assist automakers in meeting new, more stringent fuel economy standards, while maintaining critical safety requirements, American Iron and Steel Institute’s ...
5/14/2009 - In a study released today by the Automotive Applications Council of AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), researchers with Ducker Worldwide estimated that the use ...
5/9/2009 - As worldwide demands for affordable, safe and high-efficiency vehicles surge, the global steel industry’s WorldAutoSteel automotive group, supported by AISI’s Steel Market ...
5/5/2009 - AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) recognized Brian Aranha for his outstanding leadership as chairman of the AAC 2004 to 2009.
5/5/2009 - AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) recognized Peter Wright for his outstanding leadership as chairman of the Long Products Market Development Group.
5/5/2009 - Joseph A. Carpenter, Ph.D is the recipient of the 2009 Market Development Industry Leadership Award.
5/5/2009 - AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced today that J. James Kutka, Jr. is the recipient of the 2009 Market Development Achievement Award.
5/5/2009 - AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced today that Patrick R. Bush is the recipient of the 2009 Market Development Lifetime Achievement Award.
4/2/2009 - The Standards Council of AISI announced today that it will commence three new projects this year to improve or add to the tools available for cold-formed steel design.
3/3/2009 - AISI S230-07 w/S2-08, the Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Prescriptive Method for One and Two Family Dwellings, 2007 Edition With Supplement 2, has been published.
2/15/2009 - AISI has announced the appointment of Lawrence W. Kavanagh as president of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI.
1/21/2009 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today expressed its disappointment that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009 does not provide adequate funding for ...
11/1/2008 - SMDI President David C. Jeanes speaks with American Metal Market on what it takes for the steel industry to be competitive in today’s global marketplace.
6/12/2008 - Electricians and plumbers should find it easier to work with steel framing with “Steel Trade Contractor” as the latest in a family of resource guides.
5/6/2008 - The Steel Framing Alliance and Purves Redmond Limited Insurance Brokers launched STEEL Advantage Canada to benefit Canadian builders who use steel framing.
5/15/2004 - Results from a new study show that automakers rely extensively on steel for strength, durability, mass efficiency and cost-effectiveness in their high-performance engines.
The Steel Joist Institute offers CEUs/PDHs with this webinar on changes to the 43rd Edition of the Steel Joist Institute Specification.
(Commercial Construction - July/August issue) - The state of the global economy has changed the construction market for at least the next several years. In a down economy, ...
(The Washington Post) -- As the 2012 presidential candidates roam the state of Michigan offering ways to “bring the jobs back,” many manufacturers say that, in fact, the jobs are ...