JUNE 30 2022 New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has signed Buy America legislation into law during a visit to AISC-member Capone Iron Corporation North Woods, Inc.’s fabrication facility in Berlin, N.H. The new regulations require the use of American contractors and products on state-funded construction projects. “New Hampshire’s Buy America law is a win for steel fabricators…

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April 13, 2022Debra K. Rubin and Mary B. Powers https://www.enr.com/articles/53927-us-offshore-wind-energy-moving-power-to-the-people?oly_enc_id=7954G6929523I3L For the last six years, five yellow-based turbines lined up in shallow water off the coast of Rhode Island with just 30 MW in total power capacity have been the visual icon of U.S. offshore wind energy. The Block Island Wind Farm was completed in late 2016…

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MARCH 23 2022 A Seattle high-rise using a first-of-its-kind core system. A staircase that looks like a floating ribbon. A performance venue named for a rock-and-roll pioneer. A museum designed to look like an athlete in motion. What do they all have in common? They’re all steel-framed. And they’re all winners. Specifically, these four projects, as well as five others, are winners of the 2022 AISC IDEAS²…

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MARCH 30 2022 The I-91 Interchange 29 Exit Ramp Flyover Bridge in Hartford, Conn., is the 2022 Bridge of the Year! The National Steel Bridge Alliance and participants of last week’s World Steel Bridge Symposium in Denver selected the 880-ft. bridge for the top honor in NSBA’s Prize Bridge Awards program. This is the first year NSBA has…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kevin Dempsey, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), issued the following statement in response to the announcement this afternoon of an agreement between the U.S. and Japan to impose a tariff-rate quota (TRQ) on steel imports from Japan under Section 232: “We thank Secretary Raimondo and Ambassador Tai…

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The agreement will transform a current 25 percent tariff into a so-called tariff-rate quota, exempting up to 1.25 million metric tons of Japanese steel. By Ana Swanson Feb. 7, 2022 WASHINGTON — The Biden administration reached a deal to partly lift tariffs that the Trump administration had imposed on Japanese steel, agreeing to scale back levies…

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https://www.enr.com/articles/53439-us-steel-nucor-build-major-mills-amid-steelmakers-modernization?oly_enc_id=7954G6929523I3L Autumn Cafiero Giusti and James Leggate United States Steel Corp. and Nucor Corp. each announced plans this week to build multibillion-dollar steel mills as the steel sector moves to modernize and electrify amid rising demand. Both mills will operate electric arc furnaces (EAF), which are fed by electricity instead of coal, to produce steel. Philip Bell,…

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https://www.enr.com/articles/53373-palace-theatre-begins-30-ft-climb-into-tsx-broadway Eydie Cubarrubia Four years after TSX Broadway’s main developer acquired the entertainment, retail and hotel project, the anticipated raising of the Palace Theatre 30 ft from the ground into the new building finally happened Jan. 7. On the first snowy day of the year, workers and executives for the various engineering firms on the project…

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https://www.enr.com/articles/53438-us-dot-releases-2022-share-of-new-iija-265b-bridge-program Tom Ichniowski As the Biden administration continues rolling out funding provided in the $1-trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the U.S. Dept. of Transportation released the first year’s installment of a new $26.5-billion program to replace and rebuild aging bridges around the country. The DOT action, announced on Jan. 14, allocates $5.3 billion in fiscal…

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November 18, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO – Recent media reports have bemoaned extended delivery schedules for raw steel. But is this accurate–and is it impacting steel bridge projects? “Steel projects are still being delivered on schedule,” according to Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, executive director of the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA).  Carter added…

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