Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: The Economy and How It Affects the Steel Design and Construction Industry

  • 18 Feb 2014
  • 5:30 PM
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Phoenix 320 North 44th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • 29


  • All Registrations after Thursday before meeting.

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Topic: The Economy and How It Affects the Steel Design and Construction Industry

With the current economic climate that is affecting all areas of the construction industry, The American Institute of Steel Construction is actively following the trends that affect the structural steel industry and doing what we can to keep all parties informed of how best to manage the conditions that arise. The AISC Steel Solutions Center is active daily in assisting engineers with conceptual solutions on their projects to bring more value to their work and assist in making structural steel a more viable and cost effective solution.


This presentation will discuss current economic trends and their impact on the design and construction industry. Special attention will be paid to the implication of these trends on the structural steel supply chain. This presentation will assist attendees in better anticipating and planning business practices for this year and into the coming year.


Erin Conaway, PE, LEED AP - BIO

Erin Conaway, P.E., LEED AP is the Intermountain West Regional Engineer for the American Institute of Steel Construction.  Erin is based in Phoenix, AZ and represents the Institute in the states of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and portions of Wyoming and Colorado.  Erin works as a liaison between project decision makers and members of the steel production and fabrication community. She also provides educational resources to the design and construction community on technical and economic aspects of building with structural steel.

Prior to becoming a Regional Engineer with AISC, Erin worked for structural engineering consulting firms in various regions of the country including New York City, Denver, and most recently Phoenix. Her past experience encompasses a background involving all design phases and a variety of project types including commercial, renovation/restoration and high-rise residential. Erin is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Arizona and New York.

Erin is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University Architectural Engineering (Structures) program in Stillwater, OK.


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