“I wish I learned how to type. When I was in high school, everybody took woodshop,” quips Lawrence Griffis, P.E., one of the world’s leading experts on long-span structures. Griffis, senior principal and senior consultant at Walter P Moore & Associates, is featured in the latest episode of the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Steel Profiles podcast series.

www.aisc.org/podcasts and listen as AISC’s Margaret Matthew, host of the Steel Profiles series, chats with Griffis about his pioneering efforts in long-span roof structures and retractable roof systems, his take on the ASCE-7 wind provisions, and his admiration for Gustave Eiffel. Griffis is a co-author of AISC Design Guide No. 28, Stability Design of Steel Buildings. He has also received AISC’s J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award (2009), AISC’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2002) and AISC’s T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award (1994). You can learn more about Griffis’ thoughts on the engineering profession in
his article from Modern Steel Construction.

“Steel Profiles are a great way to learn about the personalities behind the technical information we use in design and construction every day,” said Keith Grubb, AISC’s manager of technical information. “They’re both entertaining and enlightening.”

And don’t forget you can catch up on all of the past episodes of Steel Profiles at
www.aisc.org/podcasts or on iTunes (
www.iTunes.com). Simply search for “Steel Profiles” to access all 25 episodes. You can also subscribe to the series for free, and each new episode will automatically be downloaded for you. Podcasts are perfect for listening during your commute, on your iPod or in your car. What better way to gain inspiration than to delve into fascinating conversations with leading experts in the steel design and construction industry.