History

In 1969, a group of businessmen met at the Metro Airport in Detroit. They had one thing in common, they were all Structural Steel Detailers. They had a common purpose, to form a professional association. From this small nucleus at Detroit came the idea of a national organization. Detailing firms throughout the country were contacted and on may 10th, 1969 thirty-eight detailing firms were represented at the Constitutional Convention held at Houston, Texas. The basic concept of this professional group found immediate acceptance, and out of the first meeting grew the National Institute of Steel Detailing, which now has members throughout the World.

Past Presidents

Amron
Ziegenfuss
Metcalfe
Schreiber
Gardner
Ross
Baresel
Pope
Linn
Webber-Rookes
Beauchamp
Bowers
1969-1973
Richard Amron
1973-1975
James E. Ziegenfuss
1975-1979
John J. Metcalfe
1979-1983
Robert J. Schreiber
1983-1987
Jamie Gardner
1987-1991
Leonard N.Ross
1991-1995
Gunther Baresel
1995-1999
Don Pope
1999-2003
John Linn
2003-2007
Mario Webber-Rookes
2007-2011
Robert Beauchamp
2011-2014
Michael Bowers

Mission

NISD will foster a professional approach to business, by advocating improved quality, through member networking, education and certification, and create a better understanding of the importance of detailing services in the construction process.

Board of Directors

Bowers
Hicks
Stern
President
Joel Hicks
Vice President
Alden Prier
Secretary/Treasurer
Glenn Ihde
7129 Gadsden Highway, Suite 105
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 508-5990
Fax (205) 508-5992
jhicks@bgtek.com
P.O. Box 12025
Sylvan Lake, AB
Canada, T4S 2K9
(403) 343-2001
Fax (403) 864-2001
aldenp@apexstructural.ca

 

4716 Goldeneyes Lane
McKinney, TX 75070
(972) 964-3310
Fax (972) 867-2198
glenn@gihde.com
Chapter Name Director Name Director Company Name Telephone
Alberta Chapter Alden Prier Apex Structural Design Ltd. 403-343-2001
Arizona Chapter Matt Manning Action Steel Detailing 480-813-8966
California Chapter Fred Tinker Pacific Drafting, Inc. 310-522-1530
Members at Large Rob Schoen Axis Steel Detailing, Inc. 801-734-6410
Northeast Chapter Michael Pelliccio MFP Detailing Service 203-272-2482
New England Chapter Kevin Jacques The Drafting Subcontractor, Inc. 401-334-4306
Ontario Chapter Christine McCulloch PDC Asia Pacific 613-969-2410
Pacific Chapter John T. Linn John Linn Associates, Inc. 925-443-3363
Pacific Northwest Chapter Larry Laws LLSD, Inc. 503-641-7049
Pittsburgh Chapter John J. Metcalfe John Metcalfe Company 412-373-2640
Southern Chapter Alan Blankenship Nationwide Detailers, Inc. 205-681-3487
Southwest Chapter Dave Merrifield Alpha Fabrication Services 214-794-8855

 

Commitees

Committee Contact Name Contact Telephone
Industry Liaison Joel Hicks 205-508-5990
Constitution & By-Laws John Linn 925-443-3363
Education Committee Robert Beauchamp
Kevin Jacques
514-748-6161
401-334-4306
Erector Liaison John Metcalfe 412-373-2640
Individual Detailer Certification Fred Tinker
Michael Tinker
310-522-1530
Industry Standards Committee Joel Hicks 205-508-5990
Marketing Kerri Olsen 360-426-4108
Membership Committee Michael Pelliccio 203-272-2482
NASCC Planning Committee Joel Hicks 205-508-5990
Publications Committee Karolyn Linn 925-294-9626
Quality Procedures Program David Merrifield 972-562-2486
The Connection John Linn 925-443-3363
Web Site Committee John Linn 925-443-3363
AISC/NISD Joint Committee David Merrifield 972-562-2486
Nomination Committee Fred Tinker 310-522-1530