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.
Four companies have joined SEAA’s network of Ironworker Craft Training providers, offering SEAA/NCCER training and assessments. Participation in the program provides SEAA member companies with access to nationally recognized credentials for ironworkers. Because of SEAA’s affiliation with NCCER, members also have access to the dozens of other construction craft training materials, assessments, and certifications.
These four companies join a network of 22 training units, located all over the United States.
Three steel erection companies were presented with Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the companies received their honors at SEAA’s 2019 Annual Convention, held in April in Concord, NC. Submission were accepted for projects that were topped out in 2017 or 2018.
The 2019 Project of the Year winners are:
Jack Vernon Nix, Jr., Vice President of Operations for Shelby Erectors, Inc., was named the 2018 Person of the Year by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). A veteran of the steel erection industry for nearly 25 years, Nix is also currently serving his fifth term on the SEAA Board of Directors.
Left to right: Dave Schulz - SEAA Board President, Jack Nix - SEAA Board Member & Person of the Year, Alan Sears - SEAA Board Member & Emcee, and Tom Underhill - SEAA Executive Director