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April 30, 2014

AISI Supports Infrastructure Week 2014

The American Iron and Steel Institute has joined with several other organizations to participate in Infrastructure Week 2014, a national outreach event being held May 12-16 to build awareness and educate policymakers and citizens about the infrastructure challenges in the United States. If such challenges are not rapidly solved in a long-term, strategic way, they will have enormous implications on America’s economic prosperity, jobs and competitiveness, the groups claim.

Infrastructure Week 2014 is being organized by the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, Building America’s Future and the National Association of Manufacturers. Events organized throughout the week will focus on the consequences of inaction and the importance of interconnected infrastructure that provides a safe, secure and competitive climate for businesses nationwide.

As part of the week's activities, the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance will host a free webinar for bridge engineers and designers at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 13, titled Economical Design Tools and Cost Analysis of Short Span Steel Bridges. The Steel Market Development Institute, a business unit of AISI, is a founding member of the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance.

Robert J. Wills, vice president of construction markets for SMDI, says the North American steel industry is providing cost-effective, accelerated design solutions to meet critical infrastructure demands. "The vast majority of our nation’s structurally deficient bridges are locally owned. The free design tool eSPAN140 was developed through a collaborative effort of steel producers, fabricators, service centers, coaters, researchers, and representatives of related associations and government organizations to provide steel solutions for county and state engineers and other bridge professionals who have a significant number of short span bridges to repair or replace, but lack the funding to get the job done," he says.

For more information, visit www.infrastructureweek2014.com.

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