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2011 IDEAS2 Awards Call for Entries

January 12, 2011 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – Architects, engineers, designers, constructors, fabricators, and owners are encouraged to enter building projects for the 2011 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel Awards, conducted annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction. Now in its 14th year, the competition recognizes outstanding achievements in engineering and architecture on structural steel projects around the country.

Entries must include identification of the entire project team related to the use of structural steel on the project (including owner); project size and cost information; a 500 to 1,000-word project description including elements such as architectural accomplishment, structural engineering achievement, innovative project teamwork and productivity enhancement; and high-resolution photography and drawings released to AISC for use.

Projects must have been completed in the U.S. between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2010. A significant portion of the framing system of the project must be wide-flange or hollow structural steel sections. New buildings and renovations are eligible.

The deadline for entry has been extended to midnight of February 6, 2011. Entry is FREE if any member of the project team is an AISC member. The entry fee for non-AISC members is $150.

The IDEAS2 entry process is conducted online. Enter projects at the contest website: www.aisc.org/IDEASentries.

A panel of industry experts will convene in mid-February to evaluate the entries.

National and Merit awards and the Presidential Award of Excellence for structural engineering and architectural expression are bestowed at the judges' discretion. Projects selected for recognition will be announced at the 2011 North American Steel Construction Conference in Pittsburgh in May. Awards are presented by AISC to the submitting firms and their fellow project team members at the individual project sites during the summer, and all winning projects will be featured in Modern Steel Construction magazine.

For more information about AISC’s IDEAS2 Awards and to view past winners, please visit www.aisc.org/IDEAS2.


For more information contact:

Tasha O'Berski
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[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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