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American Institute Of Steel Construction Turns 100 In 2021

aisc-100-yearsChicago, IL - The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has reached a historic milestone, as 2021 marks the group's 100th anniversary. To celebrate a century of steel, AISC is shining a spotlight on the industry's legacy.

"AISC turns 100 this year," stated Charlie Carter, AISC's president. "And while this is a great achievement, we're not content to simply look back at our achievements and the legacy we've created. Rather, we want to look ahead to the great legacy the steel industry and design community can continue to create for ourselves, our children, and future generations."

AISC has worked toward uniting and promoting the steel industry since the very beginning--even before its official foundation. On November 21, 1917, a group known as the War Service Committee formed to help the fabrication industry meet the needs of America in the First World War Four years later, a new association was formed: The National Steel Fabricators Association. One year later the National Steel Fabricators Association was incorporated as the American Institute of Steel Construction.

A statement from AISC reads: "As we enter our second century, we look back fondly on all of the remarkable people, creative innovations, and soaring structures that made our first so special. For 2021, we have embarked on a multimedia project to celebrate that history. The retrospective will feature historic articles, interactive timelines, and more. Our first chapters, Foundations of AISC and Early History, are now available to read online."

For updates on AISC's centennial celebration, visit

About the American Institute of Steel Construction

AISC-logoThe American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. To learn more, visit

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