Steel Erectors Contribute to Community Revitalization Projects
Class IV Project of the Year Winner: Deem Structural Services
Seven steel erection companies have been named as recipients in the annual Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA).
Three of the projects were part of broader redevelopment plans in the local communities where they were built, and five of them house centers for cultural expression—including performing arts, sports, and a museum.
“Erectors often work in close collaboration with other teams and trades, and sometimes the customer. Challenges frequently deal with logistics, crane selection and rigging methods, and execution of complicated connection plans,” said Alan Sears, SEAA Awards Committee Chairman.More
SEAA Offers Trade Show Promos for Exhibitors
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. More
SEAA Provides SMEs for Structural & Reinforcing Ironworker, and Welding Training
Six member companies from the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) are providing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to work with NCCER to revise curriculum for Ironworker, Reinforcing Ironworker, and Welding. In addition, the organizations are exploring the interest level for possible future development of a Steel Fabrication curriculum.
“SEAA’s relationship with NCCER goes back many years and continues to evolve as training needs change,” said Geoff Kress, President of SEAA. “We value the opportunity to contribute to curriculum development to meet the specific needs of our members,” he said.More
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One Solution for Three Common Steel Erection Fall Protection Problems
Product innovation has helped to protect ironworkers from falls in ways we never expected 25 years ago. These innovations have led to a multitude of different products and manufacturers, all with different acceptable uses and component compatibilities. As a result, equipment is often used incorrectly or in the wrong situations. These are three of the most common mistakes I frequently see on steel erection sites.More
Member Spotlight: American Steel & Precast Erectors
SEAA member company, American Steel & Precast Erectors (ASPE), Greenfield, N.H., is a second-generation family business. Serving Canada, New England, and Atlantic Coast, ASPE provides erecting, equipment rental, and project management services.
Last year, ASPE was the steel erector on a cancer research facility expansion project for EMD Serono in Billerica, Mass. The project, recently featured on ENR NewEngland, utilized Prevention through Design (PtD), a safety program centered around identifying and eliminating jobsite hazards before they happen.More
Skyjack Launches Used Equipment Website
Skyjack, Guelph, Ontario, recently launched a used equipment auction website. Potential buyers can view inspection reports, pictures, and place bids online. Skyjack also expanded its holding yard footprint from five locations to 25 across North America. For potential buyers this means purchasing equipment that’s familiar with the same climate and lower freight fees. More
SEAA Members Get Behind OSHA’s Stand-Down
Several member companies participated in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction event this month. Participation in the event included holding safety stand-down meetings to teach best practices for preventing falls and joining a webinar on proper use of fall prevention equipment.