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Nominations Sought For 2007 T.R. Higgins Award

May 15, 2006 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Nominations are being accepted through August 1 for the 2007 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award. The program, which includes a $10,000 cash award, recognizes an outstanding lecturer and author whose technical paper or papers, published during the eligibility period, are considered an outstanding contribution to the engineering literature on fabricated structural steel.

Recent winners included:

  • Ronald O. Hamburger for "Alternative Methods of Evaluating and Achieving Progressive Collapse Resistance"
  • Jerome F. Hajjar and Robert J. Dexter for "Column Reinforcement Design for Seismic and Non-Seismic Moment Resisting Connections in Steel Frame Structures
  • Lawrence A. Kloiber for "Orthogonal and Skewed Shear Connections and Detailing Requirements"
  • John M. Barsom for "Structural Failures: Effects of Joint Design"

The award is made both on the individuals reputation as a lecturer and the jury's evaluation of the paper(s). The paper(s) are judged on originality, clarity of presentation, contribution to engineering knowledge, future significance, and value to the fabricated structural steel industry.

For more information on the award, or on how to nominate someone, please visit www.aisc.org/higgins.

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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