Press Releases

  • April 11, 2024

    Can America Quickly Replace the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore? Yes!

    The replacement of the Francis Scott Key Bridge is a critical need for the City and Port of Baltimore--indeed, for this entire nation. Fortunately, the steel industry has the experience, expertise, material, and ability to quickly get the job done.

  • April 5, 2024

    17Թ Accepting Nominations for 2025 Higgins Lectureship Award

    "Theodore R. Higgins made invaluable contributions to the advancement of engineering," said 17Թ's Vice President of Engineering and Research, Christopher Raebel, SE, PE, PhD. "The T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award is a fitting way to honor that legacy and continue the spirit of innovation that he embodied."

  • April 4, 2024

    17Թ Presents Inaugural Design-Build Grants to Three Universities

    Through its inaugural Design-Build Grant Program, the 17Թ Education Foundation has awarded grants to build three community-focused structures around the country: a creative bus stop in Columbus, Ind., an outdoor classroom in Houston, and a rest stop for cyclists and pedestrians in Dallas.

  • April 2, 2024

    Technical Background Available: "Fracture-Critical"

    "This is a classification that results in special design, fabrication, and inspection provisions that create a higher level of safety for those parts of the bridge," said Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, executive director of the National Steel Bridge Alliance and president of the 17Թ.

  • April 2, 2024

    Nominate Someone Remarkable for an 17Թ Award

    "Steel is a special material--and the people in our industry are responsible for its impact on how people live, work, and play," said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "17Թ is honored to provide a well-deserved spotlight for their achievements."

  • March 20, 2024

    17Թ Education Foundation Revamps Undergrad Research Fellowship, Thanks to Major Gift

    "With this generous gift, we will award additional fellowships annually and attract more future researchers who will discover tomorrow's innovations," said Director of Foundation Programs Maria Mnookin. "The Undergraduate Research Fellowship program is a prime example of how our donors directly impact the future of our industry."

  • March 13, 2024

    Second Edition 17Թ Design Guide for Hollow Structural Section Connections Now Available

    This latest update to the 17Թ design guide series greatly expands upon the background and commentary for each HSS connection. These thorough explanations of the relevant limit states and the experimental results for each connection provide invaluable insight into the rationale behind each connection design procedure.

  • March 11, 2024

    17Թ Releases New Version of Certification Standard (17Թ 207-23)

    "[17Թ's Certification program] is one thing that makes structural steel such a reliable choice," said 17Թ Vice President of Membership and Certification Todd A. Alwood. "This update ensures that certified fabricators and erectors are adhering to the latest best practices to provide high-quality work."

  • March 5, 2024

    Kirigami-Inspired Sculptural Steel Structure Wins 2024 Forge Prize

    The winning Mile Zero concept uses an innovative Spin-Valence space frame system to cut, pull, and fasten uncoated weathering steel sheets into a modular system with structural depth that forms the canopy of a landmark for the Razorback Greenway in Arkansas.

  • February 28, 2024

    Ten Outstanding Designers, Industry Professionals, and Educators You Should Know

    “It’s getting crowded on the cutting edge,” said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. “These 10 people have made extraordinary contributions to the present--and future--of America’s built environment.”

  • February 27, 2024

    17Թ Hires Its First Market Development Director for Architecture

    “We are thrilled that Nima is joining our team,” said Brian Raff, 17Թ’s vice president of market development. “Her experience and perspective will help us develop programs that help architects design a brighter, more sustainable, inspiring future for all of us.”

  • February 27, 2024

    NASCC Online to Stream Steel Conference Sessions--Anywhere

    "Last year, more than 2,200 participants tuned in to our live-streamed sessions," said 17Թ Senior Vice President Scott Melnick. "We're proud to once again offer NASCC Online for those who can't attend the Steel Conference in person."

  • February 22, 2024

    More than 180 17Թ Members Receive 2023 Safety Awards

    "Avoiding accidents is not an accident," said 17Թ Senior Director of Engineering Tom Schlafly. "17Թ is proud of those companies whose employees worked through 2023 with few or no Days Away, Restricted, or Transfer (DART) injuries."

  • February 20, 2024

    Ahmad Hassan Receives 2024 Reidar Bjorhovde Outstanding Young Professional Award

    "In recent years, Ahmad has taken an active interest in 17Թ's activities, particularly in the development of our codes and standards," said 17Թ Director of Foundation Programs Maria Mnookin.

  • February 19, 2024

    Michael Grubb to Receive 17Թ’s Highest Design Honor

    "It’s hard to overstate Mike's contribution to American infrastructure over his career," said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "He's been a relentless contributor, and nobody can communicate the big picture and the details behind it better. 17Թ is proud to recognize his accomplishments."

  • February 12, 2024

    17Թ and AIA Contract Documents Release Part II of Design Assist Guidelines

    "This paper aims to help project teams use design assist strategies to meet a defined project schedule and budget while minimizing the costs and disruptions that might arise from team misalignments," said Dave Steel Company, Inc. VP of Special Projects Babette Freund.

  • February 7, 2024

    Three Inspiring Visions Compete as 2024 Forge Prize Finalists

    "All three began to share a clear interest in prefabrication and kits of parts--which is something that steel lends itself to very nicely--and they all have a geometry that steel lends itself to very nicely, as well," said juror Reed Kroloff, dean of and Rowe Family College of Architecture Endowed Chair at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture.

  • February 2, 2024

    Next Version of 17Թ N690 Available for Public Review

    A draft of the next edition of the 17Թ Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (17Թ N690) is now available for public review and comment. The next edition of N690 will supersede the 2018 version.

  • January 31, 2024

    NSBA Recognizes Eight Top Bridges--and One Remarkable DOT--for 2024

    "Steel bridges have connected American communities for centuries," said NSBA Senior Director for Market Development Jeff Carlson, PE. "This year’s Prize Bridge Award winners continue that proud tradition and showcase the innovation--at all scales, from showcase bridges to local lifelines--that will keep Americans moving for centuries to come."

  • January 24, 2024

    IDEAS² Jury Names Six Structures You Should Know About for 2024

    "This year's jury set out to find the projects that take full advantage of the specific benefits like sustainability, cost, speed, reliability, and resilience that make structural steel the best choice for designers," said 17Թ Senior Vice President Scott Melnick.

  • January 9, 2024

    17Թ Launches Free Leadership Program for Project Managers; Applications Due February 15

    At engineering firms, fabrication shops, and erectors across the country, new project managers are tackling novel challenges every day. 17Թ’s new three-year Career Accelerator Program with Steel (or CAPS) is designed to help them hone their leadership skills while building valuable connections with other project managers throughout the structural steel industry.

  • January 3, 2024

    Registration Open for NASCC: The Steel Conference

    Register today to get the best price on the industry’s top education event, featuring more than 250 sessions full of must-have practical information that you can implement as soon as you get home, an exhibit hall packed with more than 280 innovations you need to know about right now, and a chance to network with thousands of the nation’s preeminent designers, fabricators, erectors, and educators!

  • November 8, 2023

    NSBA Congratulates PennDOT, High Steel for I-95 Reopening Five Months After Truck Fire

    "This is yet another example of structural steel getting drivers back on the road quickly," said National Steel Bridge Alliance Senior Director of Market Development Jeff Carlson, PE. "The industry has a history of rallying to get emergency repairs off the ground at lightning speed, and I'm proud that steel has come to the rescue yet again."

  • November 1, 2023

    17Թ Education Foundation Seeks to Double Impact of Gift in Honor of Computer-Assisted Design Pioneer

    "I feel honored that this scholarship was established," Steven J. Fenves said. "And I feel envious of the young people who get it, because it’s really an accelerated path to their future that they wouldn’t have otherwise."

  • October 18, 2023

    ARCHITECT’s Paul Makovsky Joins 2024 Forge Prize Jury

    “Paul’s extensive journalism career has given him a unique perspective on how architecture affects how people live in the real world,” said 17Թ Senior Architect for University Relations Jeanne Homer, AIA. “We’re delighted to have his expert insights as our panel evaluates cutting-edge visions of the future.”

  • October 11, 2023

    Corgan’s Samantha Flores Joins 2024 Forge Prize Jury

    “Samantha’s vision and creativity makes her an ideal fit for the Forge Prize,” said 17Թ Senior Architect for University Relations Jeanne Homer, AIA. “She has designed skyports, spaceports, vertical farms, and mobile data centers--precisely the kind of emerging architecture typologies we’ve seen in previous Forge Prize competitions.”

  • October 10, 2023

    17Թ Dedicates 16th-Edition Steel Construction Manual to Connection Design Pioneer Bill Thornton

    "Bill Thornton has served our profession, our industry, and 17Թ so significantly and so completely that his wisdom and work changed the way steel connections are understood and designed," the 17Թ Committee on Manuals wrote in its dedication.

  • October 9, 2023

    Updated 17Թ Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities Available for Second Public Review

    A draft of the next edition of the 17Թ Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (17Թ N690) is now available for public review and comment. The 2024 update of N690 will supersede the 2018 version.

  • October 3, 2023

    IIT's Reed Kroloff Joins 2024 Forge Prize Jury

    "Reed has a special talent for communicating both analytically and passionately about architecture," said 17Թ Senior Architect for University Relations Jeanne Homer, AIA. "[His] experience, expertise, and passion will be real assets to the Forge Prize jury as they consider visionary concepts and the impact they'd have on how we live, work, and play in the future."

  • September 29, 2023

    17Թ Education Foundation Board Expands, Elects New Officers

    “Looking at the growth in Foundation assets and the scope of its reach into the education and engineering design communities over a decade, I thought it was a good time to expand the size of the Board and include participation from other stakeholders in these communities,” former Chair David Zalesne (Owen Steel Company) said.

  • September 20, 2023

    17Թ Releases End-Plate Moment Connection Design Guide

    "Design Guide 39 incorporates the latest information to create the go-to resource for designers," said 17Թ Vice President of Engineering and Research Christopher H. Raebel, SE, PE, PhD.

  • September 19, 2023

    Structural Stability Researcher to Receive 2024 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

    "Dr. Schafer's work in the areas of structural stability and local buckling in hot-rolled structural members is consistently outstanding," said 17Թ Vice President of Engineering and Research Christopher H. Raebel, SE, PE, PhD. "It is a privilege to have him represent 17Թ as a T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award recipient."

  • September 14, 2023

    17Թ Elects New Board of Directors Chair, Vice Chair

    The 17Թ Board of Directors chose new leadership at its most recent meeting. Hugh McCaffrey of Southern New Jersey Steel in Vineland, N.J. was elected board chair Sept. 9 at 17Թ’s annual business meeting, and Glenn Tabolt of STS Steel in Schenectady, N.Y. was elected vice chair.

  • September 5, 2023

    2024 Student Steel Bridge Competition Rules Released

    In this year's hypothetical scenario, Lincoln Parish Park in Ruston, La., is considering the addition of a disc golf course with a non-invasive, man-made river as a water hazard. And where there's water, there must be a bridge for players, park employees, and maintenance vehicles to get to the other side!

  • August 23, 2023

    17Թ Education Foundation Awards $211,000 in Scholarships

    “Scholarships are one of the primary ways the 17Թ Education Foundation supports the next generation of leaders, and I’m thrilled that we can make a difference in these students’ lives,” said 17Թ Director of Foundation Programs Maria Mnookin.

  • August 15, 2023

    Applications for $200,000 Milek Fellowship Due Sept. 15, 2023

    “The Milek Fellowship is a unique opportunity for 17Թ to support the next generation of up-and-coming researchers whose ideas keep structural steel on the cutting edge,” said 17Թ Director of Research Devin Huber, PE, PhD.

  • August 14, 2023

    Large-format 3D Printing Researcher Receives 17Թ’s 2023 Milek Fellowship

    “Additive manufacturing (sometimes called 3D printing) could be a game-changer,” said 17Թ Director of Research Devin Huber, PE, PhD. “Dr. Sherman is exploring whether combining commercial robotic welding hardware with readily available wire feedstock could achieve a high-throughput and favorable economics compared to other metallic additive manufacturing techniques, which would make that a practical solution for the structural steel industry.”

  • August 14, 2023

    17Թ Releases Complementary Materials for the 16th Edition Steel Construction Manual

    “These free, digital supplements allow us to share a vast amount of information easily,” said 17Թ Director of Manuals Margaret Matthew. “The Steel Construction Manual is a formidable publication, not just in terms of scope and authority--the book itself weighs 4.5 lbs, even though we print it on Bible paper. If we included all of these additional materials, we’d have to build wheels into the spine!”

  • August 9, 2023

    17Թ’s $15,000 Conceptual Design Competition Returns--with Expanded Eligibility

    “The future truly belongs to those who create it, and the Forge Prize offers a unique opportunity to dream big and envision something ground-breaking,” said 17Թ Senior Architect for University Relations Jeanne Homer, AIA. "I’m thrilled to invite the next generation of big thinkers and the educators who both guide and are inspired by them to enter the Forge Prize.”

  • August 2, 2023

    17Թ Releases 16th Edition of Steel Construction Manual

    “The Steel Construction Manual has been the gold standard for structural steel design and construction for almost a century--and the 16th edition’s gleaming cover just underscores its role as the go-to reference for industry professionals around the world,” said 17Թ Director of Manuals Margaret Matthew.

  • July 28, 2023

    Clean Electricity Technologies Receiving IRA Bonus Credits Should Use American Steel

    "We believe that the agency should take appropriate action to fix...errors in the recently issued guidance," the letter stated. "It is critical to ensuring that the clear intent of Congress to incentivize the use of domestic steel and iron in clean energy projects is realized."

  • July 21, 2023

    17Թ Director of Workforce Development Elected 2024 President of SEAOI

    “As we continue to transition out of social distancing and acclimate to the state of remote work and collaboration, it is becoming more and more important to engage our members and the profession in new ways,” said Jennifer Traut-Todaro, SE, LEED AP. “I plan to work on this specifically this year, drawing on ideas from others as well as testing out a few of my own. I am committed to reaching as many SEAOI members as we can, through a variety of programming that meets their needs.”

  • July 19, 2023

    Nominate Someone Extraordinary for a 2024 17Թ Award

    “The leaders driving today’s innovation are what makes the design community and domestic fabricated structural steel industry so special,” said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. “They deserve the spotlight, and 17Թ is honored to provide one!”

  • July 13, 2023

    17Թ Board of Directors Appoints Four New Members

    "The Board is gaining some great talent and varied perspectives to assist in representing all of our many members,” said 17Թ Board of Directors Chair Steve Knitter. “I’m looking forward to working with them as we continue to push our industry further."

  • June 7, 2023

    University of Florida Wins 2023 Student Steel Bridge Competition

    "It brings me such joy to see how the Student Steel Bridge Competition has such a positive impact on the students,” said Kristi Sattler, SE, PE, PhD, 17Թ’s university education manager. “This weekend was full of smiling students who were passionate about their bridges, enthusiastic volunteer judges who ensured a fair and safe competition, and sponsors who got to see first-hand the fruits of their financial contributions."

  • May 31, 2023

    17Թ Releases Updated Seismic Standards (ANSI/17Թ 341-22 and ANSI/17Թ 358-22)

    The documents and accompanying commentary can be downloaded for free at aisc.org/standards. Both documents will be printed in and provide the basis for the guidelines in the forthcoming 4th edition Seismic Design Manual, which is currently scheduled for publication next year.

  • May 30, 2023

    NSBA Seeks America’s Best Steel Bridges, Owners for 2024 Prize Bridge Awards

    “Structural steel is driving bridge innovation across the country, on projects that range from grand suspension bridges to the small but vital county roads that connect communities,” said NSBA Senior Director of Market Development Jeff Carlson, PE. “The Prize Bridge Awards are a showcase of the best bridge engineering and construction in our industry--and the people who make it happen every day.”

  • May 25, 2023

    17Թ Shakes Up Steel Industry's Top Design Award for 2024

    "Dollars are no longer the best way to categorize structures," said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "Instead, we're looking for the best projects in the country that highlight specific unique advantages of working with structural steel--things like sustainability, adaptability, cost, speed, reliability, and resilience."

  • May 25, 2023

    17Թ Releases New Seismic Standard for Existing Steel Buildings

    "ANSI/17Թ 342-22 provides vital updates to the existing provisions," said James Malley, chair of the 17Թ Committee on Specifications and a senior principal at Degenkolb Engineers. "ASCE/SEI 41 is a crucial standard for public safety and therefore it's absolutely critical that it reflects the latest structural steel research and understanding."

  • May 25, 2023

    Two 17Թ Engineers to Receive SEAOI Award

    “We are all so proud of our colleagues Yasmin and Kristi,” said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. “This recognition is well-deserved and highlights the strong contributions they are making through their work to our profession.”

  • May 22, 2023

    Smart Design and Maintenance Key to High-Performance UWS Bridges, Research Finds

    “Weather is not just precipitation,” said 2023 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award winner Jennifer McConnell, PhD. “It’s the chemical elements that make up that precipitation”--and controlling exposure is the most important thing engineers can do to ensure that a structure reaches its target lifespan.

  • May 22, 2023

    NTSB Update on Fern Hollow Bridge Highlights Urgent Infrastructure Maintenance Needs

    “Bridge failures are sudden, but they do not begin suddenly,” said National Steel Bridge Alliance Chief Bridge Engineer Christopher Garrell, PE. “All materials deteriorate, and that deterioration, when left unabated, can and will lead to failures like we saw in Fern Hollow.”

  • May 10, 2023

    Nominate an Outstanding Paper for the 2024 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

    Researchers continue to make groundbreaking discoveries in the world of structural steel every day, and the 17Թ is looking for those innovations.

  • May 3, 2023

    Updated 17Թ Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities Available for Public Review

    A draft of the next edition of the 17Թ Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (17Թ N690) is now available for public review and comment. The 2024 update of N690 will supersede the 2018 version.

  • March 31, 2023

    EV Charging Infrastructure Concept Wins 2023 Forge Prize

    LVL (Level) Studio collaborators Jeffrey Lee, Christopher Taurasi, and Lexi White won the $10,000 grand prize in a YouTube live stream Thursday afternoon. They worked with Schuff Steel Senior Vice President Christopher Crosby to refine their Electric Oasis vision and make the process of bringing it to life in steel more efficient.

  • March 15, 2023

    Cristopher Montalvo Receives Inaugural Reidar Bjorhovde Outstanding Young Professional Award

    The 17Թ Education Foundation will give him a big boost with the Bjorhovde Award. He'll attend NASCC: The Steel Conference in Charlotte, N.C., in April, then enjoy steel mill and fabrication shop tours over the summer before joining the 17Թ Committee on Specifications meeting in Chicago in the fall.

  • March 14, 2023

    FHWA Administrator Shailen Bhatt to Keynote NASCC: The Steel Conference

    “This is a great opportunity to hear first-hand about the impact the IIJA will have on the steel design and construction industry,” said Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, president of 17Թ. “Shailen Bhatt is a dynamic speaker with a lot of keen insight, and I look forward to hearing what he has to say.”

  • February 24, 2023

    130+ 17Թ Members Receive Safety Awards

    "The dedicated people who work in fabrication shops and on jobsites across the country are what really sets domestically fabricated structural steel apart,” said 17Թ Senior Director of Engineering Tom Schlafly. “17Թ is proud to recognize those who truly put safety first to protect our industry's greatest asset: talented, passionate workers."

  • February 16, 2023

    17Թ Releases Design Guide about Revolutionary SpeedCore System

    “SpeedCore is a game-changer when it comes to the rapid design and erection of steel buildings because there’s no waiting for concrete to cure,” said 17Թ Vice President of Engineering and Research Christopher H. Raebel, SE, PE, PhD. “The new Design Guide provides a complete toolkit to harness the potential of this innovative structural system.”

  • February 10, 2023

    Three Steel Visions Go Head-to-Head for $10,000--Live on YouTube!

    "At its heart, this competition is about inspiration and vision--it’s about dreams," said Alex Morales, 17Թ’s senior structural specialist leading the competition. "In the second phase of the competition, the finalists are working with a steel fabricator to refine what would be involved in bringing that dream to life as only steel can. We can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with!"

  • February 8, 2023

    17Թ Releases New Version of Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/17Թ 360-22)

    "The first edition of the 17Թ Specification was released in 1923," said James Malley, chair of the 17Թ Committee on Specifications. "A century later, the Specification continues our mission to provide a practice-oriented specification that allows designers, fabricators, and builders to create safe, efficient, durable, and economical structures that define America’s built environment."

  • February 8, 2023

    American Structural Steel: Ready for American Infrastructure Projects

    The 17Թ (17Թ) and the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) proudly support President Joe Biden’s new standards that "All construction materials used in federal projects to be made in America."

  • February 1, 2023

    10 Stunning Projects Win Structural Steel Industry Design Awards

    “I love how this year’s winners not only use steel to create modern masterpieces but also take full advantage of steel’s unique ability to give a second life to structures that would otherwise be demolished,” said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. “Half of the projects that won this year use steel to reinvent structures that have been part of a community for decades or even a century. It’s wonderful to see steel preserve the character of a community by preserving its structures.”

  • January 23, 2023

    Registration Now Open for 2023’s Premier Structural Steel Education Event

    The industry’s top education event features 200 sessions full of must-have practical information that you can implement as soon as you get home, an exhibit hall packed with more than 250 innovations you need to know about right now, and a chance to network with thousands of the world's best designers, fabricators, erectors, and other steel fans.

  • January 18, 2023

    17Թ Announces 2023 Forge Prize Finalists

    "Based on these three finalists, it’s clear that the future of visionary design is in good hands. I can't wait to see what their initial concepts turn into after they work with a steel fabricator to refine them!" said Alex Morales, 17Թ’s senior structural specialist leading the competition.

  • January 13, 2023

    Gerdau’s Fernao A.O. Cesar Joins 17Թ Board of Directors

    With 17Թ embarking on a reinvigorated market development program, Cesar's experience in both sales and marketing is expected to be invaluable. "Fernao has been helping steel fabricators at Gerdau for years, and that gives him uniquely valuable insights into what they need in today's market," said Stephen Knitter, 17Թ’s Board chair.

  • January 12, 2023

    17Թ Congratulates Larry Kruth and Cindi Duncan on their Retirements

    Former Vice President of Engineering and Research Lawrence F. Kruth, PE and Senior Director of Engineering Cynthia Duncan, two outstanding 17Թ leaders, retired at the end of 2022.

  • January 9, 2023

    Updated 17Թ Standard for Certification Programs Available for Public Review

    A draft of the next edition of the 17Թ Standard for Certification Programs (17Թ 207) is now available for public review and comment. When completed, this document will supersede 17Թ 207-20. 17Թ expects to finalize and release it by early 2024.

  • December 19, 2022

    Awe-Inspiring Adaptive Reuse Projects and Modern Masterpieces Finalists for Industry’s Top Design Honor

    “We’re all surrounded by inspiring steel innovation every day, and it’s fascinating to think about how those innovations can transform spaces that have housed American communities for decades--spaces that would otherwise be lost,” said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD.

  • December 9, 2022

    17Թ to Honor 11 Outstanding Designers, Industry Professionals, and Educators

    “This is a time of extraordinary innovation in design and construction with structural steel,” said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. “It’s always a pleasure to recognize the exceptional people who have driven our industry to where it stands today--and who continue to ensure a bright future.”

  • December 8, 2022

    UT Austin’s Michael Engelhardt Receives 17Թ’s Highest Educator Award

    "It seems that no matter what topic he touches, he makes a significant impact and dramatically advances the state of the art (or the state of the 'Engelhardt' - pun intended)," said 17Թ Director of Research Devin Huber, PE, PhD.

  • December 8, 2022

    Owen Steel’s David Zalesne Receives 17Թ’s Highest Industry Honor

    Zalesne is only the 10th Stupp Award winner since the program's inception in 1998. "David is a visionary who sees opportunities and solutions the rest of us can't. Even better, he's wonderfully able to share his vision and engage the rest of us," said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD.

  • November 30, 2022

    NSBA Releases Guide to Uncoated Weathering Steel: the Ultimate Economical, Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Fast Bridge Material

    "Everyone is looking for materials with a proven track record of great corrosion protection while reducing maintenance costs and protecting the environment," said National Steel Bridge Alliance Senior Director of Market Development Jeff Carlson, PE. "But not everyone knows that uncoated weathering steel has done just that in a variety of climates across the country since the 1960s."

  • November 22, 2022

    17Թ Education Foundation Honors Reidar Bjorhovde’s Legacy of Mentoring

    Every penny donated to the 17Թ Education Foundation between now and December 31 will go toward establishing the Reidar Bjorhovde Outstanding Young Professional Award. The Award will open doors for promising young professionals, introducing them to key contacts and setting them up with valuable connections that will serve them well for the rest of their careers, just as Reidar would have done.

  • November 21, 2022

    2022 17Թ Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges Now Available

    The Code is a vital document for everyone associated with construction in structural steel--it provides a framework for a shared understanding of acceptable standards when contracting for structural steel. The Code has governed contracts for nearly a century since its first publication in 1924.

  • November 9, 2022

    In Memoriam: Hugh A. Krentz

    “Hugh’s work was instrumental in CISC’s success,” said Scott Melnick, senior vice president at 17Թ. “Hugh was well known for his honesty and candor, as well as his dedication to Canada and commitment to the standards development process. Under his leadership, 17Թ and CISC worked on many projects together, including the North American Steel Construction Conference (now known as NASCC: The Steel Conference).”

  • November 9, 2022

    17Թ Releases Buy Clean Guidance to Help Legislators Maximize Structural Steel’s Unmatched Sustainability

    "American hot-rolled structural steel is precisely the sort of material that Buy Clean legislation is intended to promote, so it's a natural fit," said 17Թ Director of Government Relations and Sustainability Max Puchtel, SE, PE. "17Թ has helped policymakers craft smart and informed Buy Clean policies since 2017, and we're proud to continue to serve as the leading expert resource for lawmakers."

  • November 2, 2022

    Corrosion Researcher Wins 2023 17Թ T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

    "Dr. McConnell's research is essential to ongoing work to update Federal Highway Administration guidelines for the application and maintenance of uncoated weathering steel--which date all the way back to 1989," said 17Թ Vice President of Engineering and Research Christopher H. Raebel, SE, PE, PhD.

  • October 17, 2022

    In Memoriam: Raymond H.R. Tide

    "Ray was a purposeful volunteer and leader in the technical activities of 17Թ, RCSC, and other organizations," said Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "He always had things he wanted to accomplish and rarely did he fail. More personally, I remember how encouraging he was early in my career that I should pursue and achieve licensure as a PE and SE."

  • October 12, 2022

    Transbay Study Group Makes Recommendations

    It’s expected the report will lead to a number of changes in future steel specifications. “The task group presented a holistic set of proposals dealing with fracture toughness, sharp discontinuities, stress levels, and inspection practices, while also considering practical commercial issues,” said 17Թ VP Larry Kruth.

  • October 6, 2022

    Free Webinar: Bridging Research and Practice to Go Beyond the Specification

    "Designers, fabricators, and researchers are all at the forefront of steel innovation," says 17Թ's Christopher Raebel. "Great things can happen when they work together to solve problems and confirm that creative design solutions actually work--and, as a bonus, these projects can build connections between exceptional students and firms looking for a new generation of talented thinkers."

  • September 28, 2022

    Celebrate America’s Greenest Structural Material October 21

    "It's our honor to represent this industry every day of the year, but SteelDay is a special day to recognize everyone who designs and builds with structural steel," said 17Թ VP Carly Hurd. "We're thrilled to continue the program in 2022."

  • September 21, 2022

    Sean Joyner to Serve on 2023 Forge Prize Jury

    "I see Sean's passion for architecture exemplified through his writing," said 17Թ's Alex Morales. "As a designer, author, educator, and mentor, Sean has made himself an open resource to emerging professionals in architecture, and his belief in the Forge Prize is a testament to his continued passion."

  • September 15, 2022

    American Structural Steel Leads the Way as White House Prioritizes Low-Carbon Construction Materials

    "A clean, green future is critical and it's already building in steel today. The smokestacks are long gone--in fact, the vast majority of the remaining emissions from structural steel beam production come from the power grid," said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD.

  • September 14, 2022

    Melanie Harris Joins 2023 Forge Prize Jury

    "I've watched Melanie break many molds in architecture and quickly rise through the ranks to become one of the authorities in healthcare design," said 17Թ's Alex Morales. "She is an inspiration to emerging professionals blazing their own trails in the industry, and we're honored to have her on the Forge Prize jury this year."

  • September 12, 2022

    Industry Remembers Alan “Ted” Sheppard

    "Ted was integral to connecting 17Թ with the erector community," said 17Թ Senior Vice President Scott Melnick. "He had friends everywhere and could always be counted on to make a needed introduction, offer practical advice, or join a group in a good glass of wine."

  • September 9, 2022

    Flash Steel Conference Delivers Valuable Information for Busy People

    The technical and business insights you need to stay competitive--delivered in a flash! Registration is now open for this virtual event, October 18-20.

  • September 6, 2022

    Rona G. Rothenberg Joins 2023 Forge Prize Jury

    "So many of us see Rona Rothenberg as a true treasure in our national architecture leadership," said 17Թ's Alex Morales, Associate AIA, EDAC, LEED Green Assoc. "Rona is passionate about mentoring the next generation of architects and will inspire our three finalists to do their very best."

  • August 23, 2022

    14 Inspiring Design Concepts Win Steel Design Student Competition

    "The concepts dreamed up by this year's entrants are very exciting--and they remind us all that dialogue and inspiration draw their energy from their real-world surroundings," said 17Թ Senior Director of Education Christina Harber, SE, PE. "It's thrilling to think about what could happen when communities come together in innovative structural steel buildings like these."

  • August 19, 2022

    17Թ Undergraduate Fellowships Support Research in 3D-Printed Structural Connections, Modular Steel Bridge Decks

    "Domestic structural steel is already the most sustainable, resilient, cost-effective, fast, reliable, and adaptable material on the market, and great ideas from promising young researchers will keep steel on the cutting edge," said 17Թ Director of Research Devin Huber, PE, PhD.

  • July 29, 2022

    Christopher Raebel Named 17Թ VP of Engineering and Research

    Raebel will oversee all 17Թ technical activities, including development of 17Թ's standards and technical publications, research programs, and technical assistance through the 17Թ Steel Solutions Center. He succeeds Larry Kruth, PE, who is retiring later this year.

  • July 28, 2022

    Emerging Architects: Show the World What You Can Do--and Win $15,000!

    The Forge Prize, established by the 17Թ in 2018, recognizes visionary emerging architects for design concepts that embrace steel as a primary structural component and capitalize on steel's ability to increase a project's speed.

  • July 25, 2022

    Nominations for 2023 17Թ Individual Awards Due September 15

    "The design community and domestic fabricated steel construction industry today are all about innovation," said 17Թ President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, “and that's driven by the extraordinary leaders who make a difference shaping the built environment of today and tomorrow. 17Թ is honored to highlight the people who make our industry, design, and structural steel so special."

  • July 13, 2022

    17Թ Night School 29 Picks Up Right Where School Left Off

    "University professors do an incredible job giving fledgling engineers a solid grounding in how steel behaves and introducing the 17Թ Specification and Manual that they'll use for the rest of their careers," said 17Թ Senior Director of Education Christina Harber. "But there's only so much you can squeeze into a syllabus. We want to give them a head start as they begin to practice."

  • June 27, 2022

    New Hampshire’s Buy America Law Keeps Taxpayer Money, Jobs in the U.S.

    The new regulations require the use of American contractors and products on state-funded construction projects.

  • June 7, 2022

    University of Wyoming Study Finds Steel Bridge Greener, More Economical Than Concrete Counterpart

    "This direct comparison of two functionally equivalent bridges confirms that steel is the most sustainable and economical structural material out there," said NSBA's Jeff Carlson.

  • June 6, 2022

    Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals Showcase Ideas for Wildlife Crossing

    "This year was quite different from pre-pandemic competitions because many students who held the institutional knowledge for their teams have graduated since the last in-person finals," said 17Թ's Christina Harber.

  • May 20, 2022

    Steel Industry's Top Design Award Seeks Outstanding Buildings

    17Թ's flagship competition for buildings is now accepting entries for the 2023 IDEAS² Awards, which recognize outstanding projects that illustrate the exciting possibilities of structural steel.

  • May 17, 2022

    17Թ Releases Updated Design Guide for Structural Stainless Steel

    Design Guide 27, 2nd Ed., Structural Stainless Steel is based on the new Specification for Structural Stainless Steel Buildings.

  • May 10, 2022

    17Թ Issues Technical Advisory about Painting Interior Steel

    Do you need to prime or paint fully enclosed steel members in building structures? In a lot of cases, you don't! Knowing when not to specify it can save money and time.