T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award Presented to Larry Kloiber
February 13, 2004 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.
Lawrence A. Kloiber, P.E. is the winner of AISC’s 2004 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award. Kloiber will present his paper, “Orthogonal and Skewed Shear Connections–Design and Detailing Requirements” on Friday, March 26, 2004 at the North American Steel Construction Conference in Long Beach, CA. Kloiber has been involved in designing, fabricating and erecting structural steel for almost 40 years; first as an AISC Engineer and then with LeJeune Steel Co. He has directed the connection design and fabrication of projects such as the Minneapolis Convention Center and the Mall of America, along with work on numerous high-rise office buildings, arenas, and industrial buildings.
“When I think of him, I think of a first-class individual,” said James M. Fisher, a long-time colleague and president of Computerized Structural Design. “He has volunteered and contributed his time unselfishly for many years to AISC, ASCE, AWS and other organizations. Even very good engineers will call Larry for advice on fabrication, steel erection and connection design.”
The T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award recognizes an outstanding lecturer and author whose technical paper or papers are considered an outstanding contribution to the engineering literature on fabricated structural steel. In addition to recognition, the recipient receives a $10,000 cash award.
The award is named for Dr. Theodore R. Higgins, former AISC Director of Engineering and Research, who was widely acclaimed for his many contributions to the advancement of engineering technology related to fabricated structural steel. The award honors Dr. Higgins for his innovative engineering, timely technical papers and distinguished lectures. For more information on the award, visit www.aisc.org/higgins.
Kloiber is a graduate of Marquette University, a member of the AISC Specification Committee, the AWS D1.1 Code Committee and the Research Council on Structural Connections. He is an ASCE Fellow and member of the SEI Committee on the Design of Steel Building Structures. ASCE presented him its “Practitioner in Service” certificate in 1998 in recognition of his service to the University of Minnesota Department of Civil Engineering. Larry is the author of several papers on the design, fabrication and erection of structural steel. In September 2002, AISC presented Kloiber with a Lifetime Achievement Award in “Special recognition for many years of service to the structural design, construction, and academic communities.”
“He deserves the T.R. Higgins award for his efforts and contributions to the betterment and use of structural steel over the years,” Fisher said. “Larry is a wonderful man and a good friend. Even though he's a Minnesota Vikings fan.”
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