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Innovative Projects Wanted for AISC Awards Competition

November 13, 2006 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Engineers, architects, fabricators, and all other building team members are invited to submit their best recent building projects to AISC's IDEAS2 Awards. The Awards recognize those projects where structural steel has been used in an innovative manner. The judges will consider:

    • a creative solution to the project's requirements
    • application of innovative design approaches
    • aesthetic and visual impact of steel on the project
    • innovative uses of architecturally exposed structural steel
    • advances in the use of structural steel either technically or in architectural expression
    • innovative design and construction methods
    • sustainable design

To be eligible, the building must be predominantly steel-framed (either wide flange or hollow structural steel sections) and must have been completed between Jan. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2006. Projects must be located in North America and both new and renovated buildings are eligible. Firms may, of course, submit multiple projects.

While the awards are given for a project, all members of the project's team (including the architectural firm, structural engineering firm of record, general contractor, detailer, fabricator, and erector) will be recognized and honored.

There is an entry fee of $150, however, the fee is waived for all AISC members. Both National and Merit honors will be awarded. In addition, a Presidential Award of Excellence for Structural Engineering or for Architectural Expression may be awarded at the judge's discretion. All awards will be announced at the 2007 NASCC: The Steel Conference and awards will be presented at the project location with all members of the project team and local media representatives invited.

For more information on the awards program, and a list of last year's winning projects, please visit www.aisc.org/ideas2.

For more information contact:

Scott Melnick
VP of Communications
(312) 670-8314
[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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