AISC Full Membership

Requirements, Fees & Application

Full Membership Application (PDF)

Requirements:

To qualify for Full Membership you must operate a structural steel fabrication shop, steel mill, HSS manufacturing plant or service center in the United States.

FEES:

INITIAL DUES – ALL APPLICANTS

An initial dues payment must accompany this application, payable to American Institute of Steel Construction. Should the application be denied, the initial payment will be refunded in full. The amount of the payment is determined by the month the application is submitted.

MonthInitial Fee
January, February, March $550
April, May, June $412
July, August, September $275
October, November, December $137

MONTHLY TONNAGE DUES – ALL APPLICANTS

All Full Member Fabricators, Plate Steel Producers and Structural Steel Shape Producers shall pay $1.10 per ton each month on all Structural Steel (as defined in the AISC Code of Standard Practice) shipped by their company (the “Normal Assessment”). In addition, Full Members who are fabricators and NSBA members shall pay an additional $1.40 per ton contribution on all shipments of Structural Steel utilized in the fabrication of steel bridges (the “NSBA Special Assessment”). Steel Service Center Members shall pay $0.15 per ton monthly on all wide flange and hollow structural steel sections shipped by their company.

MAXIMUM TONNAGE CONTRIBUTION:

All Full Members: The maximum contribution related to the Normal Assessment of any fabricator, structural steel shape producer or steel service center Active Member of the Institute in any calendar year for structural steel used to construct buildings shall be capped at fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00). 

NSBA Members: Neither the Normal Assessment for structural steel used to construct bridges nor the NSBA Special Assessment are limited by a maximum contribution. Full Members who are plate steel producers and NSBA members shall pay an additional one dollar and forty cents ($1.40) per ton contribution on all shipments of Structural Steel utilized in the fabrication of steel bridges (the “NSBA Special Assessment”).In January of each year, Full Members who are plate steel producers and NSBA members shall pay an additional annual fee of $24,450.00 (NSBA Annual Plate Producers Fee).