January SEAA Connector News
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) was recently recognized by the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) annual STAR™ Awards for marketing excellence in the construction industry.
If you’re involved in the design or construction of steel buildings or bridges, NASCC: The Steel Conference is the premiere opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest design concepts, construction techniques and cutting-edge research while engaging with thousands of industry professionals. The 2018 conference takes place April 11-13 in Baltimore, Md., and offers more than 130 sessions covering a wide array of topics and more than 200 exhibitors showcasing products ranging from fabrication equipment to structural design software. Registration for the conference is now open at www.aisc.org/nascc.
Sessions focus on structural engineering, steel fabrication, erection, detailing, business issues and technology. The program also offers a full track on legal issues, such as delay claims, contracts and bidding, as well as a tailored collection of sessions for architects. More
2019 Speakers Needed
Meanwhile, convention planning committees are already seeking speakers for the 2019 event. Erectors interested in suggesting topics should contact Mark Yerke, S&R Enterprises, at email@example.com by Jan. 26, 2018.
The next generation – Gen Z – is beginning to consider employment opportunities. Born between 1995 and 2014, these young people are profoundly different from Millennials in several ways that may be very good for the construction industry, says Megan Wild, a guest blogger for NCCER. She says they are practical and open to employment training. “They are very interested in steady employment and very willing to forego a college education if they can find training and education for a job that doesn't include it,” says Wild. See her 5 Tips for recruiting this age group.