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AUG 28

Industry News Roundup: August 28, 2015

This week’s news resources:

Two steel arches will call an area near downtown Dallas home in the near future. The arches will extend over Margaret McDermott Bridge. Learn more about this stunning addition to the city of Dallas.

Five incredibly unique skyscrapers are taking shape around the world. The towers will be built throughout Asia and Europe. Each massive project aims at delivering a one-of-a-kind addition to the world’s skyline. Take a look at each of these exciting projects here. 

AISC is making their current draft of the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings viewable to the public. The group encourages comments from the public. Learn more about this opportunity by visiting AISC’s website.

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SteelDay is AISC’s annual education and networking event. Structural engineering firms around the country are encouraged to celebrate SteelDay on September 25. Click here to find out how your office can get free Domino’s pizza by watching one of the SteelDay webinars and see other ways to celebrate SteelDay. 

AUG 26

Celebrate SteelDay: September 25, 2015

SteelDay, an annual event sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction, will take place on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. SteelDay is the steel industry’s largest education and networking event, the event’s website says. Steel aficionados around the U.S. use the day to appreciate the accomplishments of the country’s structural steel industry.

A great way to celebrate this year is to take part in an online educational activity. One featured event is a lunch and learn webinar, “Steel and the Phantasmagoria.” This webinar “explores the advancements in the steel materials we use, the design and construction methods we employ, and the ingenious solutions that have resulted to make great buildings,” the webinar description says. The lecturer will be Charles Carter, vice president and chief structural engineer for AISC. 

AISC is also offering some tasty rewards to workplaces that register for the webinar. The first 1,000 structural engineering offices to sign-up to view “Steel and Phantasmagoria” will receive free Domino’s Pizza! Participating firms must register before 5:00 p.m. on September 11 and be within a Domino’s delivery area in the 48 contiguous states. 

There are numerous ways to celebrate SteelDay. Events are taking place throughout the country. Find one near you by visiting the SteelDay event page. 

AUG 21

Industry News Roundup: August 21, 2015

This week’s news resources:

AISC is seeking assistance to update the “Sample Safety Program Elements for Structural Steel Fabricators.” Professors that teach in relevant fields are encouraged to submit proposals. Learn more about this opportunity.

Architects have released designs for a tower set to be built in southern China. View the plan and learn how this skyscraper is designed to turn heads. 

Five design finalists have been selected for the national World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C. See images of all five submissions. 

Höweler + Yoon, a studio in Boston, built an impressive steel structure in Phoenix, Arizona. See how this group used steel in a creative way to provide shade to a city park. 

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Read about the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's 2015 award winners. The best tall building in the world will be decided later this year.