Erectors Showcase Award-Winning Steel Construction Projects
Six steel erection companies have been named as recipients in the annual Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the projects were topped out in either 2018 or 2019. More.
Member Companies Receive Safety Excellence and Craft Training Awards
SEAA announces the recipients of the 2020 Safety Excellence Award and Craft Training Recognition Award.
“SEAA members represent all sizes of structural steel erectors, many of them with exemplary training and safety practices,” said Bryan McClure, Chairman of SEAA’s Safety and Education Committee. "We are pleased to establish this recognition of companies that are doing the hard work of preparing and protecting their employees” he said. More.
New Officers, Members Elected to SEAA Board of Directors
The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) announces new officers and board members.
Geoff Kress, Vice President of Gardner-Watson Decking, Inc., Oldsmar, Fla., was elected President. Kress has been a member of SEAA since 2007 and served as Treasurer for eight years. More.
SEAA Releases Short Training Videos for Members
Four new Craft Training Videos are now available through the Members Only Portal on the SEAA website. These short videos support the SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Level 1 curriculum and have been designed to complement your existing training materials. More.
Steel Industry Wants Infrastructure Investment in Next Stimulus
Five steel industry groups are pushing Congress to include significant infrastructure investment in the next phase of COVID-19 stimulus legislation. The goal is to provide a clear path toward our nation’s recovery. More.
7th Fall Prevention Stand-down Postponed to the Summer
OSHA has postponed the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, originally scheduled for May, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be rescheduled this summer, but OSHA urges vigilance on the jobsite. More.
SJI Releases New Version of Joist Girder Moment Connections
The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) has released Version 2.0 of its Joist Girder Moment Connections. The new downloadable version includes updates to the AISC’s 2016 specifications for most spreadsheets. In the new version, SJI also revised reference manuals to make them easier to follow. More.
Peterson Beckner Industries (PBI) has promoted Lance Beckner to president, Craig Peterson to senior vice president of sales & estimating, and Austin Beckner to senior vice president of project management & operations. Larry Peterson announced his retirement in January after serving as president since 2005, and board member and shareholder since 1993. More.
Kinsley Receives ABC Baltimore Excellence Awards
The Greater Baltimore Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) recognized Kinsley Construction, Inc. with an excellence award for Gerstell Academy Alumni House, and a merit award for Courtyard by Marriott at McHenry Row. The Excellence Award is a top honor given to the highest scoring project in each category, while the Merit Award is a second-place honor given to all other projects within each category that scored 80 or more points. More.
Williams Steel Erection Featured by Link-Belt
Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. was recently highlighted on Link-Belt.com for their work on the new Atlantic Union Bank Center at James Madison University Convocation Center in Harrisonburg, Va. The feature showcases Williams Construction Services’ new Link-Belt HTC-86100 hydraulic truck crane alongside their Link-Belt Model LS-248H II lattice-boom crawler crane and Model HC-248H lattice-boom truck crane. More.
NCCER Elects 2020 Board of Trustees
NCCER elected Michael Bennett, vice president of The Cianbro Companies, as its 2020 board of trustees’ chairman. Stephen Toups, president of Turner Industries Group, LLC, is the 2020 vice chairman. The board executive committee includes Scott Marshall, group director – people operations – MPIS of Worley, as secretary, and Monique Ford, CPA, as treasurer. More.
SEAA Board Member Joins ENR Panel Discussion
SEAA board member Jack Nix, vice president of operations for Shelby Erectors, Inc., will be a speaker for an upcoming Engineering News Report live webinar on robotics in construction. The webinar, “The Robots are Coming: Get Ready to Add Them to the Crew,” is scheduled for May 28, 2020 at 2 p.m. EST. Nix was chosen because of Shelby’s experience with TyBot, a robotic rebar-tying machine. More.