Steel erectors are getting real in Orlando this year for SEAA’s 48th Convention and Trade Show on October 13-14, 2021. The convention and trade show will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the entrance to Universal Studios. This year’s event will include dedicated trade show time, three education sessions for managers and owners, and a panel discussion with the 2021 Project of the Year winners.
The Convention & Trade Show is preceded by the Dave Schulz Memorial Golf Tournament at
the MetroWest Golf Club in Orlando on October 12, 2021. SEAA renamed the annual Education
Fundraiser Golf Tournament in memory of Dave Schulz, SEAA past president, who was instrumental in organizing the event for many years.
The Captain’s Choice style tournament is open to members and non- members. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams, longest drive, closest to the pin, and more. Separate registration is required. Fees include green fee, cart, range balls, lunch, and beverages. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Fresh Topics and Live Demos
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, convention kicks off with a panel discussion with 2021 Project of the Year
winning teams. We’ll explore common themes and best practices that other erectors may apply to
planning, logistics, safety, and other challenges.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Bob Beckner, former SEAA President and Board Member. Beckner, who recently retired from his role as Sr. Vice President of Peterson Beckner Industries, will bring nearly 50 years of experience to the panel discussion.
The Project of the Year Panel Discussion is slated for 3 pm on Oct. 13, giving any travelers not in town for the golf tournament time to arrive before meetings begin.
Thursday, Oct. 14 starts with dedicated trade show time and concludes with three education sessions on management focused topics
Managing AISC Certifications Systems
There have been continuous changes to AISC Certification requirements, which can leave companies scrambling to keep up with Quality and Safety Management Systems. Lee Pieleat of Pioneer Steel Services, will provide best practices for effectively managing and updating your company& AISC Certifications systems.
The Maverick Foreman: Defending OSHA Citations Involving Supervisor Misconduct
In order to establish an OSHA violation, the agency must prove the employer had knowledge of the alleged violation. If a foreman or supervisor witnesses an employee making a violation, OSHA uses that to establish that the employer also had knowledge. Stephen Safran, of Safran Law Offices, will focus on how to build a supervisor misconduct defense, where the employer can argue that the foreman or supervisor engaged in unforeseeable or unpreventable misconduct.
Demos and Dedicated Trade Show Time
This year there will be three hours of dedicated trade show time at indoor and outdoor booths, with
hands-on presentations from exhibitors. On the schedule for live demonstrations are Simpson Strong-Tie, Genie, Skyjack, SDS2, and more.
To accommodate social distancing and small group engagement, attendees will be split into two groups. Half will visit indoor booths, while half will visit outdoor booths. Groups will rotate at the mid-point in the schedule, and the live demonstrations will be staggered between two time slots.