Steel News

STI to Host "Fire Protection of Hollow Structural Sections" Webinar on Oct. 4

September 25, 2018

The webinar will begin at 11 a.m. CDT and includes 1 AIA-accredited PDH per registrant.

Steel Joist Institute to Host Joists 101 Webinar on September 19

September 12, 2018

The webinar “Joists 101: Steel Joists and Joist Girders” will be held on September 19 from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. EDT with a 15-minute Q&A session, and awards 1.5 PDHs.

AISI Standards Council Approves Formation of New Subcommittee on Composite Member Design and Seeks Experts to Participate

September 11, 2018

The objective of the subcommittee is to develop and maintain design provisions for composite assemblies consisting of cold-formed steel members and concrete, with membership open to those who may directly or materially be affected by the provisions to be developed.

July Steel Shipments Up 5.8% from July 2017

September 10, 2018

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of July 2018, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,911,228 net tons, a 1.0 percent decrease from the 7,988,026 net tons shipped in the previous month.

Living in the Danger Zone: MRA Cites Rising Interest in Wildfire Protection Building and Remodeling Practices

September 10, 2018

After a disastrous fire season, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is reporting greater interest from homeowners in how to prepare and make their homes “ignition resistant,” especially in western regions.

AISI Releases August SIMA Imports Data

September 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 August totaled 2,947,000 net tons (NT)*.

MCA Publishes New White Paper About Insulated Metal Wall Panels for Fire Safety

September 5, 2018

This document is available for free download and contains detailed information concerning the efficacy of insulated metal panels in the context of insulation and fire safety requirements in the U.S. and other countries.

Do-It-Yourself Metal Roof Cleaning Solution in a Snap

September 4, 2018

Labor Day is a good time for homeowners to roll up their sleeves and get to work to prepare for the upcoming fall and winter season.

Tariffs on Foreign Steel Save American Jobs

August 30, 2018

Thomas J. Gibson writes in USA Today that President Trump was right to invoke Section 232 of U.S. trade law.

AISI Publishes Three New Cold-Formed Steel Framing Research Reports

August 28, 2018

The three reports are available for free download and are part of an overall project by McGill University to increase knowledge of the behavior of cold-formed steel.

AISI Comments on U.S.-Mexico Agreement on NAFTA

August 27, 2018

Thomas J. Gibson issued a statement in reaction to President Trump's announcement that the U.S. and Mexico had reached a bilateral understanding on NAFTA renegotiation.

Steel Imports Down 10% Year-to-Date

August 24, 2018

Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. imported a total of 2,978,000 net tons (NT) of steel in July 2018.

Homes Designed to Take the Hit: Seeking Protection Against Growing Threat of Hailstorm Damage

August 13, 2018

In studies conducted by the IBHS, metal roofing performed best and was much less likely to puncture as compared to asphalt, withstanding even golf ball-sized hailstones without compromising performance.

June Steel Shipments up 3.2 Percent from June 2017

August 9, 2018

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of June 2018, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,988,026 net tons, a 0.8 percent decrease from the 8,056,366 net tons shipped in the previous month.

AISI Releases July SIMA Imports Data

August 8, 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 July totaled 3,202,000 net tons (NT)*.

SJI to Host Webinar on "Bridging-How it Works and What to Work Around" on August 15, 2018

August 8, 2018

The webinar will be held on August 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT and awards 1.5 PDHs.

CFSEI Announces 2018-2019 Executive Committee Members

August 2, 2018

The committee is responsible for developing and maintaining the technology transfer activities related to cold-formed steel design through seminars, webinars and the publication of Technical Notes.

AISI Applauds NHTSA/EPA Joint Proposal on CAFE/GHG Standards for Autos

August 2, 2018

“We strongly believe that a well-crafted CAFE/GHG program can result in fuel efficient, safe vehicles, and protect our environment without burdening consumers," says Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, AISI

Consumers Continue To Overwhelmingly Trust And Prefer High Strength Steel For Cars, Trucks & SUVs

July 30, 2018

Second study confirms OEMs increased use of advanced high-strength and ultra high-strength steel

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