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Charles J. Carter Named New AISC VP of Engineering and Research

April 17, 2008 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Charles J. Carter, P.E., S.E., has been named Vice President and Chief Structural Engineer for the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Carter joined AISC in 1991 as a staff engineer and for the past seven years has been the Institute’s Chief Structural Engineer. He has been a leader and active participant in the ongoing development of AISC’s Specifications, Code of Standard Practice, and Steel Construction Manual. He is a frequent speaker at steel and structural engineering conferences and well-known for his technical papers in Engineering Journal and articles in Modern Steel Construction magazine. Carter also is one of the authors of AISC Design Guides 9: Torsional Analysis of Structural Steel Members and 13: Stiffening of Wide-Flange Columns at Moment Connections.

“Charlie is incredibly knowledgeable about steel design and construction,” explained Roger Ferch, AISC’s President. “He has been a great resource not just for AISC, our committees, and our members, but also for other organizations, such as the Research Council on Structural Connections and the American Society of Civil Engineers.”

Among Carter’s many accomplishments is his work revitalizing the 2000 AISC Code of Standard Practice. “Carter was instrumental in helping to make the Code a consensus document that works not just for fabricators but also for structural engineers, contractors, architects, erectors, and detailers,” Ferch said.

Carter succeeds his mentor Louis F. Geschwindner, an emeritus professor at The Pennsylvania State University, who joined AISC as Vice President of Engineering and Research in 2002. Geschwindner is widely credited with helping to initiate and lead the development of the unified AISC Specification, which was introduced in 2005. He is assuming a new role with AISC as Vice President – Special Projects, and initially will be working with Carter on growing AISC’s university and continuing education programs.

Carter can be reached at [email protected] and Geschwindner can be reached at [email protected].

American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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