June 9, 2021 (Winston-Salem, N.C.) The Steel Erectors Association of America’s 48th Convention and Trade Show, to be held Oct. 12-14, 2021 in Orlando, Fla., features fresh education topics and live demos at its trade show.
Early Bird Registration Discounts for both members and non-members ends August 31, and hotel room block cut off date is September 22. Visit seaa.net/seaa-convention—trade-show to book your booth, register to attend, and reserve your hotel room.
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, convention kicks off at 3 PM with a panel discussion with 2021 Project of the Year winning teams. “We’ll explore common themes and best practices that other erectors may apply to planning, logistics, safety, and other challenges,” said Bob Beckner, who will moderate the session. Beckner is a former SEAA President and Board Member. He recently retired from his role as Sr. Vice President of Peterson Beckner Industries.
Thursday, Oct. 14 starts with dedicated trade show time and concludes with three education sessions on management focused topics. Both indoor and outdoor exhibitor displays and live demos make the trade show an interactive experience. Exhibitors currently scheduled to participate in demonstrations are Genie, LeJeune Bolt Company, SDS2, Simpson Strong-Tie, and Skyjack.
Education sessions follow the Trade Show. Topics include:
Managing AISC Certifications Systems, presented by Lee Pieleat of Pioneer Steel Services
Featuring best practices for effectively managing Quality and Safety Management Systems, and tips for updating your company's AISC Certifications systems amid recent changes to requirements.
Overcoming Complex Support Conditions, presented by James Byrum, Estimator and Project Manager for Peterson Beckner Industries
Discussing careful sequencing, temporary shoring, detailed erection planning, and collaboration with the design team when vertical support conditions are not evident.
The Maverick Foreman: Defending OSHA Citations Involving Supervisor Misconduct, presented by Stephen Safran, of Safran Law Offices
Focusing on how to build a supervisor misconduct defense, where the employer can argue that the foreman or supervisor engaged in unforeseeable or unpreventable misconduct.
Preceding convention on Oct. 12 is the Dave Schulz Memorial Golf Tournament, supporting safety, training, and education projects. Through this event, SEAA has awarded more than $40,000 in Craft Training grants and for the development of training videos. Register at seaa.net/daveschulzgolf.
SEAA 48th Convention & Trade Show Agenda
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.