GRAITEC Group News
New memberships with the AISC and the ASI
Bièvres, France, October 1st, 2012 - GRAITEC, a major software developer for analysis and detailing software, is now Associate member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and of the Australian Steel Institute (ASI).
Over the last decades, the steel industry has changed significantly and radically, becoming one of world's most profitable and dynamic fields of action, since steel has been basic to the world's industrial economy. Because of this, GRAITEC is constantly trying to be up to date with the latest developments and changes occurring in the industry. The certifications received from the IT world leaders and the memberships with many specialized institutions attest the company's involvement to provide users with the best software solutions for CAD and Structural Engineering.
This year, GRAITEC has become an Associate member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and of the Australian Steel Institute (ASI).
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in a nonprofit organization, headquartered in Chicago, whose primary objective is to promote the stuctura steel material use in the civil engineering industry. They supply specifications, codes, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development for its members. AISC Certification sets the quality standard for the steel industry and is the most recognized national quality Certification program for the structural steel industry. Companies that are AISC Certified have been through a rigorous initial evaluation, and are subject to annual reviews.
The Australian Steel Institute (ASI) is the nation's peak industry body representing the entire local steel supply and design chain from the mills right through to end users in building/construction, heavy engineering and manufacturing. It acts for a safer, more productive and sustainable Australian steel manufacturing and design industry. The ASI provides training and professional development for members and also represents the broad interests of the local steel sector to government and industry at large.
ASI operates as a whole, advocating the interests of the sector and, on specific issues, potentially impacting specific segments of the industry. Also, the membership with ASI ensures immediate trade recognition, which makes a company more competitive on an ever changing market.
Roger E. Ferch, president of the American Institute of Steel Construction, addresses a simple, yet fundamental question: "Have you seen what the structural steel industry can do?" Indeed, the steel industry is one of the most complex sectors, offering diverse solutions to difficult issues. In the case of software solutions for CAD / Analysis & Design, the technological developments and innovations of specialists, such as GRAITEC, allowed changing the way projects are conceptualized, designed and built, placing the manufacturing process only a few steps away from the modeling process. On a lighter note, you can truly say that for the structural steel industry, the sky is the limit.