SEAA Names Person of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Recipients
David Deem, President of Deem Structural Services, Longview, Texas, and Bob Beckner, retired Senior VP of Peterson Beckner Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas were recently honored by the Steel Erectors Association of America. More.
David Deem (Left) President of Deem Structural Services receives Person of the Year
SEAA Adds Job Board for Employers and Job Seekers
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) announces a new Job Board, available to members and non-members.
Job Board postings are free for SEAA members and open to non-members for a fee. Listings can also be upgraded to Featured Listings. Users can choose from 30, 60. or 90-day listings, and subscribe to receive alerts about new listings.More.
Training Grant Awarded to the Ironworker Skills Institute
The Steel Erectors Association of America announces that the Ironworker Skills Institute, Pell City, Ala., which educates future generations of ironworkers, will receive this year’s SEAA Craft Training Grant.
“With this grant, we can provide students with their own course materials, which can be a resource to them in the future,” said Patty Daigle, ISI director. “It will also allow us to incorporate new technology into our training program, which is growing and changing as we learn the needs of the high schools we work with.”More.
U.S. economic picture is not without some bright spots
Despite a major push for broad infrastructure funding in the U.S. House of Representatives, recent disruptions to the U.S. economy will extend the current recession possibly into 2021. Fallout from COVID-19, financial and equity market volatility, Federal Reserve emergency policies, and lower oil prices are contributing to the uncertainty.More.
Preventing the spread of the Coronavirus on the Jobsite
Two recent reports assess the occupational risks of the Coronavirus in construction as compared to other industries. Though outdoor work offers natural advantages in preventing the spread, precautions still should be taken. Construction projects must develop and implement Site-Specific Health and Safety Plans. More.
Gardner-Watson Decking Inc., Oldsmar, Fla., announces the opening of its sister company, Gardner- Watson Studs, LLC. Launched in November 2019, Gardner-Watson Studs offers all-inclusive pricing for studs and installation.
“The two companies complement each other, enabling us to provide turnkey services for customers,” said Duke Perry, Vice President of Sales and Operations.More.
Trivent Safety ConsultingEarns U.S. DOL Approval of Ironworker Apprenticeship Program
Trivent Safety Consulting, Westminster, Colo., previously approved by the Steel Erectors Association of America as a SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training Unit and Assessment Site, now also has a registered ironworker apprenticeship program.
The company utilized the SEAA Ironworker Apprenticeship program template, which meets the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration guidelines for apprenticeship standards.More.
Safety Excellence and Craft Training Winners Receive Awards
Job site Utilizes Magni to Lift 11,000 lb. Steel Girders
Last month, two Magni Rotating Telehandlers were used to assist in the construction of a Nucor pre-engineered steel structure. The two telehandlers were able to safely lift 11,000 lb. steel girders which proved to be a more cost-effective solution than using a crane to complete the project. Magni’s Rotating Telehandlers have a maximum lifting capacity of 17,600 lbs. and a maximum lifting height of 81 ft.More.
AISC Provides Remote Assessments
AISC has suspended all in-person site audits and has started to provide remote assessments through Zoom as of May 4th. AISC will contact companies directly to schedule a remote assessment if an audit was previously scheduled between March 17th to May 1st. An extension certificate will be given to those who have certificates that will expire before a remote assessment can be scheduled.More.