As the NASCC: The Steel Conference decided to go virtual again this year, we decided to join them and become an exhibitor and sponsor. The NASCC: The Steel Conference is an educational and networking event for the structural steel industry, and we wanted to be part of its success.

As an exhibitor, we are showcasing our products and making ourselves available for networking opportunities. We will be able to connect with attendees via online chat and scheduled appointments digitally.

In addition, CSC has four of their employees as part of the 150+ practical seminars on the latest design concepts, construction techniques, and cutting-edge research.

We are proud to announce our in-home speakers:

Kyle VanDuzer: “Detailing and Coordinating Steel Deck”

Wednesday, Apr 14: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  

Detailing metal deck is a very specialized process. Typically only steel deck detailers are intimately familiar with the SDI requirements and special conditions required to coordinate and provide an error-free project with no field problems. The designs are not always clear and many times the gray areas lead to delays, RFIs, and field issues. We will explain the basics of metal deck placement and coordination, and discuss the flow of information and help identify the common pitfalls associated with steel deck. 

Maribel FernandezMirabel Fernandez: “Detailing for Steel Joists and Joists Girders”

Thursday, Apr 15: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM  

Detailing joists and joist girders is very specialized. Often structural detailers aren’t familiar with the SJI code, the joist fabrication, and erection processes; and their requirements. This creates difficulties and blurred lines of responsibility in coordination between structural details and joist details. With the increase in offshore detailing, this is even more prevalent. We’ll provide the basics of joist placement plans and coordination requirements, and help promote harmony between structural and joist erection drawings. We’ll also review best practices for the flow of information and coordination. 

Michael Martignetti: “Diaphragm Design That Makes Sense”

Friday, Apr 16: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  

Most diaphragm presentations involve flat rectangular roof or floor designs. Real structures are usually more complex. But fear not; this presentation will go beyond the basics and discuss situations found in real structures, such as irregular shaped diaphragms, sloped diaphragms, combined wind uplift and diaphragm shear, dealing with large openings, and other true-to-life conditions. After this session, you will be prepared for these real-world diaphragms. 

Tim Holtermann: “Retrofitting Existing Buildings with Steel Joists”

Thursday, Apr 15: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  

We’ll dig into this subject in three parts. First, we’ll go over examples of joists that need to be retrofitted. Then we will demonstrate methods to evaluate existing open web steel joists and joist girders for revised loading conditions. Finally, we’ll examine how to modify existing open web joists. This presentation parallels the Steel Joist Institute publication Technical Digest No. 12, Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders. 

Join us at the NASCC: The Virtual Conference on April 12-16th, 2021.