The Steel Conference Speaker Award

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

2019 Winner

Jon D. Magnusson, SE, PE, NAE, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, is the second recipient of the Steel Conference Speaker Award. Magnusson is Senior Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates consulting structural/civil engineers with offices in Seattle and Chicago. Jon earned his BSCE at the University of Washington and then his MSCE at the University of California, Berkeley. His whole career has focused on the engineering of "architectural" structures. Jon is a licensed professional engineer in 24 states. He is an Honorary Member of the national American Institute of Architects, a Distinguished Member of ASCE, and a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Construction. He has received the AISC Designer Lifetime Achievement Award, the Fritz Medal, and the 2014 ASCE OPAL for Design.


2018 Winner

Duane K. Miller, PE, ScD, The Lincoln Electric Co., is the inaugural recipient of the Steel Conference Speaker Award. Miller is a recognized authority on the design and performance of welded connections. He is a popular speaker on the subject and has lectured around the world. He publishes frequently and on three occasions, has been awarded the Silver Quill Award of the American Welding Society (AWS) for the excellence of his published work. He also serves on the AWS Board as a director-at-large. He has authored or co-authored texts and chapters of many handbooks, including the AISC Design Guide on Welding and the Mark’s Handbook of Engineering, 12th Edition. He has also appeared as a subject expert on the History Channel and Discovery Channel.