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IDEAS Awards Entries Due April 1

January 10, 2005 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Entries for the 2005 AISC Innovative Design and Excellence in Architecture with Steel (IDEAS) Awards are due April 1. These prestigious awards give national recognition to designers of steel-framed buildings.

Judges will consider the entry based on:

    • Aesthetic and visual impact of the project;
    • Application of innovative design approaches in areas such as connections, gravity systems, lateral load resisting systems, fire protection, and blast;
    • Innovative use of architecturally exposed structural steel;
    • Technical advancement in the use of structural steel in the architectural expression;
    • Creativity and sensitivity in the combination of structural steel elements with other materials.

To be eligible, projects must have been completed between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2004. A significant part of the framing system must be steel wide-flange structural shapes or hollow structural sections, and the building must be designed by architects licensed in the U.S. or the project must be located in the U.S. Both new construction and significant renovation projects are eligible.

Project entries are judged in four size categories—less than $10 million, $10 million to less than $25 million, $25 million to less than $100 million, and more than $100 million.

The awards will be presented in May 2005 at the annual AIA Convention in Las Vegas and the winning projects will be featured in an issue of Modern Steel Construction magazine.

For more information on the competition, visit www.aisc.org/awardsideas or contact Becky LeDonne at 312.670.5433 or [email protected].

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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