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2010 International CIDECT Design Competition call for papers now open

July 7, 2009 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is partnering with the International Committee for the Development and Study of Tubular Structures (CIDECT) to promote the 2010 International CIDECT Design Competition; held every two years for students and graduate engineers to showcase their work in the field of tubular structures. The contest features two awards in research and design that will be presented to the winners at the 2010 International Symposium on Tubular Structures (ISTS) in Hong Kong, China from December 15-17, 2010.

  • A Research Award is presented to a student or graduate engineer who can present research they’ve been involved in and that which is aimed at the extension of knowledge of the capabilities and functionality of HSS.
  • A Design Award is presented to a student, graduate structural engineer or architect who has used HSS in a new or creative way in the design of any structure. This can be either a structure commissioned by a client or a student design study, but in all cases the structural effectiveness of the design should be validated.

Any student studying for a BS, MS (or equivalent), or a graduated engineer or architect who will be under the age of 35 at the time of the ISTS, is eligible to apply for an award.

Up to three finalists in each category will present their designs during a special session at the 2010 ISTS in Hong Kong, China from December 15-17, 2010. CIDECT will pay for the traveling and lodging expenses of the nominated finalists who attend the conference. During this session, the presentations will be voted on and the winners announced that evening at the Conference Dinner.

For the first time at the 2010 ISTS, cash prizes will be awarded in addition to the paid travel expenses to attend the symposium. The winner of each category will receive a 1,000 € prize. The two runners-up in each category will receive 500 € prizes.

Deadline to submit is February 28, 2010. Papers must be submitted electronically to [email protected]. For more information, go to www.cidect.org, or contact Erika Winters-Downey, SE, LEED AP, Great Plains Regional Engineer for AISC at [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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