Oct. 24, 2019 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) The growing trend towards Design-Build and Fast-Track methods of construction have made it more important than ever for there to be cooperation between members of the steel industry in the construction process. In its 3rd Edition of Detailing Guide: For Steel Erector’s Safety and Efficiency, the Steel Erectors Association of America and the National Institute of Steel Detailing have partnered to update its practical guide for erection procedures.
“Successful steel project completion depends on the cooperative activities of many players—owner, architect, engineer, controlling contractor, fabricator, detailer, suppliers, and erector. Often the detailer and erector are two of the last parties to be brought into the project, yet their ability to deliver is central to the success of the project,” explained Jack Metcalfe, one of the editors of guide and a board member of both SEAA and NISD. “No matter your role in the construction project, we each have a responsibility for the safety of our peers. This manual is a contribution toward that goal,” he said.
The Detailing Guide includes information on the team, pre-drafting, and offers checklists and more than 50 sketches. In its first update since 2009, many of sketches were improved, FEMA Seismic Criteria was added, the Pre-Construction checklist was updated, and all material was reviewed in context of current standards and regulations.
The Detailing Guide is available in both print and digital formats from both SEAA and NISD. Members of the associations can purchase printed hard-copies for $50 and download the digital version for free. The price for non-members is $75 for the printed hard copy and $75 for the digital download. To purchase, visit SEAA’s Online Store under the Resources tab at www.seaa.net.
About Steel Erectors Association of America
Founded in 1972, SEAA is the only national trade association representing the interests of steel erectors, fabricators, contractors, and related service providers. The association promotes safety, education and training programs for steel erector trades, including its Ironworker Craft Training curriculum. The association works in partnership with other steel construction, design, and steel product organizations to protect the interests of those who construct steel structures. Learn more at www.seaa.net.
About National Institute for Steel Detailing
Founded in 1969, NISD is an international association that advocates for the interests of the steel detailing industry. It offers several certification programs for detailer professionals, delivers frequent webinars on technical topics, and offers numerous standards and guidelines related to steel detailing. Learn more at www.NISD.org.