AISC has worked toward uniting and promoting the steel industry since the very beginning, even before its official foundation. On November 21, 1917, a group known as the War Service Committee formed to help the fabrication industry meet the needs of America in the first World War. Four years later, a new association was formed: The National Steel Fabricators Association. One year later the National Steel Fabricators Association was incorporated as the American Institute of Steel Construction.
For 2021, the AISC has embarked on a multimedia project to celebrate the remarkable people, creative innovations, and soaring structures that make the organization special. The retrospective will feature historic articles, interactive timelines, and more.