Steel News

CFSEI Names Recipient of the 2018 CFSEI John P. Matsen Award for Distinguished Service

July 10, 2018

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute has named Jennifer Zabik, P.E., S.E., president of Zabik-Turner Engineering, LLC as the recipient of the 2018 CFSEI John P. Matsen Award for Distinguished Service.

CFSEI Announces 2018 Design Excellence and Innovative Detail Award Winners

July 10, 2018

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) presented three first-place Design Excellence awards and one first-place Innovative Detail award during the 2018 CFSEI Expo. Design Excellence awards were also presented for second-place and third-place winners.

May Steel Shipments up 5.2% from May 2017

July 9, 2018

YTD Shipments Increase by 4.2 Percent Year-over-Year

Steel Tube Institute to Host Webinar on Connection Design Software for HSS

July 9, 2018

The Steel Tube Institute will host a webinar on "Connection Design Software for Hollow Structural Sections (HSS)" on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. CDT.

AISI Releases June SIMA Imports Data

July 5, 2018

Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that steel import permit applications for the month of June totaled 2,894,000 net tons (NT)*.

AISI Publishes New Report on LRFD and LSD Resistance Factors for Cold-Formed Steel Compression Members

July 3, 2018

Available for free download, the research report covers the recalibration of the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and the Limit States Design (LSD) resistance factors for cold-formed steel compression members when the strength is predicted using the Direct Strength Method.

AISI Releases 2017 Annual Statistical Report

June 28, 2018

AISI announced the release of its 2017 Annual Statistical Report, which provides comprehensive data on the U.S. steel industry and select data on the North American steel industry as a whole.

The Future of Metal Construction Shines at MCA's Summer Meeting

June 28, 2018

MCA's councils and committees convened to continue work on important topics that directly affect the future of metal construction.

AISI Reacts to Legal Challenge to Section 232 Tariffs

June 27, 2018

Thomas J. Gibson issued the following statement in response to the legal challenge to the Section 232 trade remedy brought by foreign steel importers.

Steel Joist Institute Hosts "Welding In, On and Around Steel Joists" Webinar

June 26, 2018

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. EDT and will award 1.5 PDHs.

Steel Imports Down 23% from Prior Month in May

June 25, 2018

Finished Import Market Share YTD at 26%

Metal Roofs May Actually be Safer During Lightning Storms

June 25, 2018

In support of Lighting Safety Awareness Week (June 24-30th), The Metal Construction Association has updated its technical bulletin, "Lightning Strikes and Metal Roofs", downloadable at

CFSEI to Host Webinar on Understanding the Fundamental Behavior of Cold-Formed Steel Members on June 28, 2018

June 25, 2018

The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors, and provides 1.5 PDHs.

MRA Announces Partnership With Today's Homeowner to Support Metal Roofing Demand Among Consumers

June 15, 2018

The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is partnering with the national home improvement show Today’s Homeowner and expert host Danny Lipford to help promote the benefits of metal roofing nationwide this season.

AISI Publishes Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual, 2017 Edition

June 13, 2018

The design manual is available in both printed and electronic formats. It consists of two volumes and is available for purchase as a set at AISI’s online Steel Store at

April Steel Shipments up 5% from April 2017

June 11, 2018

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of April 2018, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,798,326 net tons, a 6.0 percent decrease from the 8,299,418 net tons shipped in the previous month.

AISI Comments on House Passage of Water Resources Bill

June 7, 2018

Thomas J. Gibson issued the following statement in reaction to House passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

AISI Releases May SIMA Imports Data

June 6, 2018

Import Market Share 25% in May

Free Download of MBMA's Energy Code Compliance Guide is Available

June 6, 2018

The new e-book is filled with concise information to help contractors understand the ever-changing and complex energy code and insulation requirements for low-rise commercial buildings, with a special focus on metal buildings.

MCA Hosts Summer Meeting June 19-20

June 6, 2018

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) will host its annual summer meeting June 19-20 at the Hilton Rosemont / O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

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