AISC

Awards and Competitions

AISC awards and competitions honor significant projects and individuals who have made a difference in the success of the fabricated structural steel industry. Whether it's for innovative design, an insightful technical paper, or a lifetime of outstanding service, an AISC award bestows prestige and well-deserved recognition upon its recipient.



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Steel Building and Bridge Project Awards

Steel Building and Bridge Project Awards

These awards recognize the innovative use of structural steel in building and bridge projects across the country, including our IDEAS2 Awards and Prize Bridge Awards programs. 

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Industry, Designer, and Educator Awards

Industry, Designer, and Educator Awards

These awards recognize industry members, designers, and educators who have made significant contributions to the fabricated structural steel industry. 

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Milek Fellowship Award

Milek Fellowship Award

Each year, AISC selects a promising young university faculty member as the AISC Milek Fellow (formerly the AISC Faculty Fellow), a four-year, $50,000-per-year award. 

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T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award

Each year, AISC's T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award recognizes an outstanding lecturer and author whose technical paper or papers, published during the eligibility period, are considered an outstanding contribution to the engineering literature on fabricated structural steel.

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The Forge Prize


The Forge Prize 

The Forge Prize is a competition for emerging architects that recognizes innovation in the use of steel and how it can reduce design and construction time. Your design could change the world. And the grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 award. 

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Safety Awards

Safety Awards

One way to keep safety on every person's mind is to recognize achievements and announce them to employees, customers and the community we work in. The AISC Safety Award Program is a way to recognize and announce those achievements. Winning an award provides a way to remind employees that safety is important to the company and is important to them.

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The Steel Conference Speaker Award

The Steel Conference Speaker Award

The Steel Conference Speaker Award honors the most acclaimed speakers at AISC events.

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AISC Board of Directors Award

AISC Board of Directors Award

Awarded on an as-needed basis, the Board of Directors Award honors those who have provided, over a sustained period of time, significant and outstanding service on the AISC Board of Directors and have contributed to the success of AISC and the structural steel industry.

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AISC Honorary Member Award

AISC Honorary Member Award

AISC Honorary Membership is bestowed on those who have provided outstanding service to AISC over a sustained period of time.

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