Steel News

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

Steel Imports Down 16% Between May and June

July 25, 2018

Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. imported a total of 2,480,000 net tons (NT) of steel in June 2018, including 1,843,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (down 15.5% and 24.6%, respectively, vs. May final data).

CFSEI to Host Webinar on Construction-Grade Thumbtacks on August 23, 2018

July 24, 2018

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Construction-Grade Thumbtacks: Anchorage of Cold-Formed Steel Framing to Precast, Post-Tensioned and Hollow-Core Concrete Structures” on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

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.

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