Five major steel industry groups strongly urged Congress to include significant infrastructure investment in the next phase of COVID-19 stimulus legislation to provide a clear path toward our nation's recovery. "American businesses will not likely feel the full economic impact of COVID-19 until later this year, as social distancing and shelter-in-place measures undoubtedly save lives but continue to slow economic activity in the manufacturing and construction sectors," the groups said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer.

The American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Steel Bridge Alliance have announced the winners of the 2020 Prize Bridge Awards. All of the 2020 Prize Bridge Award winners have made an enormous impact on the lives of the people they serve — some in particularly dramatic ways.

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) welcomes the Trump Administration's proposals to address America's aging infrastructure and anticipate future infrastructure needs. There is widespread agreement in the country, and among elected officials of both parties, that our Nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure require a sustained, long-term commitment of resources to ensure safety, performance and durability.

A new method of building steel-framed skyscrapers is coming into play. The sandwich system consists of two steel plates that have been filled with concrete, the Engineering News-Record reported. According to engineers testing out the new method, the structure allows for the same strength, safety and serviceability as a typical reinforced concrete core would, but without the challenges rebar brings with it.

The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) have worked together to draft a reciprocal indemnity agreement and revise the additional insured language as part of AISC's Certified Steel Erector program requirements.