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AISC Names New Vice President of Engineering & Research

September 03, 2002 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Louis F. Geschwindner, Jr., P.E., Ph.D., professor of architectural engineering at Penn State University, has been named AISC’s vice president of engineering and research. “AISC will benefit from Lou’s technical expertise, vision, and ability to facilitate activities between the wide range of groups within the design community and construction industry,” explained H. Louis Gurthet, P.E., president of AISC.

Geschwindner, who will remain at Penn State, will be responsible for establishing AISC’s technical long-range objectives and initiatives, as well as coordinating technical activities between AISC and outside groups. Charles J. Carter, P.E., S.E., AISC’s chief structural engineer, will retain responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the department.

“This appointment provides me a great opportunity to expand my involvement with AISC into new and important areas,” Geschwindner stated. “I am excited to help lead the technical activities of the Institute and look forward to strengthening AISC’s strong connections with the design community, construction industry, code community and governmental agencies.”

Geschwindner was the 2000 recipient of the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award for his paper: “A Practical Look at Frame Analysis, Stability, and Leaning Columns.” He also is a member of both the AISC Committee on Specifications and the AISC Technical Activities Committee and chairman of the ASCE/SEI Committee on Design of Steel Building Structures. He also has authored numerous papers as well as contributed to such books as: “Fundamentals of Structural Analysis,” “Structural Steel Designer’s Handbook,” “Steel Design Handbook,” “Load and Resistance Factor Design of Steel Structures,” and “Guidelines for Design of Low-Rise Buildings Subjected to Lateral Forces.”

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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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