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Steel Contributions Earn Industry Awards [INACTIVE]

May 01, 2002 From AISC, Inc.

The American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC) presented six lifetime and special achievement awards at the North American Steel Construction Conference on April 24, 2002 in Seattle, WA.

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors living individuals who have “made a difference” in AISC’s and the structural steel industry’s success. The award provides special recognition to individuals who have provided outstanding service over a sustained period of years to AISC and the structural steel design/construction/academic community. The following includes information on the award winners and their accomplishments.

- John M. Kulicki, Modjeski & Masters, Inc., received the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his status as one of the premier bridge designers of his generation, as well as for his strong support of steel and his involvement with NSBA (National Steel Bridge Alliance) activities. Kulicki has designed such notable structures as the Blue Water Bridge between Port Huron and Sarnia (Canada).

- Lawrence G. Griffis, Walter P. Moore & Associates, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his recognition as one of the foremost structural engineers of his generation and for his innovative use of steel on a wide range of projects, ranging from major office buildings to stadia. He previously received the T.R. Higgins Award for his innovative work on Composite Design.

- Donald Sherman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his long-time participation in AISC activities, including the Partners in Education program, Education Committee, and as a lecturer in several AISC continuing education programs and conferences. Sherman also conducted the breakthrough work on HSS connections that directly led to a marked increase in the use of hollow structural sections.

The Special Achievement Award provides special recognition to individuals who demonstrated notable singular or multiple achievements in structural steel design, construction, research or education. This award honors living individuals who have made a positive and substantial impact on the structural steel design and construction industry. The following includes the award winners and their accomplishments.

- Randolph Jefferson and James Glymph, Frank O. Gehry & Associates, received the Special Achievement Award for their work in implementing their firm’s innovative steel designs and utilizing new technology to advance the use of steel design.

- Kim Roddis, University of Kansas, received the Special Achievement Award for her breakthrough development of an internet-based teaching aid for undergraduate steel design has the potential to revolutionize the teaching of steel. The web-enhanced teaching aid consists of a case study of the design of a fictitious three-story steel braced-frame office building, which provides instructors with a critical tool to expose students to the design of steel building elements in a realistic building context. The tool bridges the gap between typical book text element design examples and the design situation students will encounter in the real world.

- Charles W. Roeder, University of Washington, received the Special Achievement Award for his work on work on Eccentrically Braced Frames, which has helped maintain steel’s status as the material of choice for seismic design. He also was one of the key researchers in the SAC Research Project.

Photographs of each individual accepting their award are available upon request. For more information about the Lifetime Achievement Award or the Special Achievement Award, please visit the ASIC website at http://www.aisc.org/awards.html.


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Scott Melnick
VP of Communications
(312) 670-8314
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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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