AISC TURNS 100: A Century of Steel

Volunteers

A message from AISC President, Charlie Carter

How smart were the people who first collaborated and undertook the early success of AISC! Among the many organizational needs to be met at the birth of our Institute, they saw three foundational tools they needed to create: a standard for design, a standard agreement for contracting, and a reference to simplify and streamline the design process. They also saw the value in having groups of experts involved--and leading minds from the design community and construction industry rose to the challenge.

  • 1923 SpecificationIn 1923, the first AISC Specification was written by a committee of five: George Swain, professor of civil engineering, Harvard University; Milo S. Ketchum, dean of the College of Engineering, University of Illinois; E. R. Graham of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, architects, Chicago; W. J. Thomas, chief engineer, George P. Post and Sons, architects, New York; and Wilbur J. Watson, president of the Watson Engineering Company, Cleveland.
  • That was followed in 1924 by the first AISC Code of Standard Practice, which was written by a committee chaired by W. M. Wood of the Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Co., Decatur, Illinois.
  • The AISC staff and these committees also collaborated to create Steel Construction, a precursor to the AISC Manual, which would blossom in its still-familiar form later in the 1920s.

Our forebears truly were brilliant and visionary -- they invented tools we all still use on every project today! And their legacy is carried on today by their successors.

The current AISC Committee on Specifications is led by Chair James O. Malley, Degenkolb Engineers, San Francisco, and Vice Chair Scott Armbrust, LeJeune Steel Company, Minneapolis. They lead the 60-person committee, which deliberates in a balanced process following ANSI consensus procedures.

The current AISC Committee on the Code of Standard Practice is led by Chair Babette Freund, Dave Steel Company, Asheville, N.C., and Vice Chair William Andrews, consultant, San Francisco. They lead the 25-person committee, which also deliberates in a balanced process following ANSI consensus procedures.

And the AISC Committee on Manuals is led by Chair Mark Holland, Paxton & Vierling Steel Company, Omaha, Neb., and Vice Chair Gary Violette, Violette Engineers, Windsor, Conn. They lead the 34-person committee, which is composed of designers, fabricators, educators, and others with an interest in design and construction.

These groups are not alone, either. All told, there are 541 volunteers engaged in 81 committees that make all of our information and activities across AISC and NSBA possible. Truly, they carry on the spirit, achievement, and example set so well so long ago as they share their time, wisdom, experience, and expertise. They’re listed below. I thank and recognize all for their contributions to the betterment of our profession, our industry, and our Institute!

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Current AISC Volunteers

A

Hossam M. Abdou
John Abruzzo
Allen Adams
Jared Adams
Frank M. Adragna
Carlos Aguirre
Farid Alfawakhiri
Taha D. Al-Shawaf
Nicholas J. Altebrando
Abbas Aminmansour
Joseph G. Anderson
William A. Andrews
Carl Angeloff
Craig J. Archacki
Scott F. Armbrust
Barry K. Arnold
Steven M. Ashton
Peter Ault
Javier Avila

B

Nancy Baddoo
Benjamin R. Baer
Samuele Baiardi
Cam L. Baker
William F. Baker
Jim Barber
John M. Barsom
Rob Barthelemy
Mark Bauers
Daniel Baxter
Shane Beabes
Daniel Beck
Scot Becker
Aimee Beggs
Jon T. Beier
Richard Beldyk
Caroline R. Bennett
Robert Berhinig
Camille Bernier
Allan Berry
Ronald Berry
David Bibbs
Jack Biegalski
Joseph Bilotti
Kevin Bird
Reidar Bjorhovde
Sidney W. Blaauw
Hannah B. Blum
Greg Borchardt
Bob Borson
Bray Bourne
William B. Bourne IV
Robert Bovard
Sam M. Boykin III
Joseph A. Bracken III
Timothy J. Bradshaw
Mark Braekevelt
Roger L. Brockenbrough
Casey A. Brown
Christopher Brown
Adam L. Browne
Michel Bruneau
Matthew A. Bunner
Rob Burlington
Susan B. Burmeister
Ted Bush

C

Robert Carter
Tom Castle
Rob Cassidy
Nick M. Cervo
Joel A. Chandler
Shih-Ho Chao
Kenneth Charles
Xiaohua Cheng
Rachel Chicchi
Autumn M. Chipman
Robert Chmielowski
Lisa Choe
Robert Cisneros
Derek G. Clemons
Blue Coble
Michael L. Cochran
Harry A. Cole
Domenic Coletti
Rich Collins
Robert J. Connor
Matthew Conso
Benton Cook
Rick Cooper
William D. Corbett
Morgan Costello
Aaron Costin
Douglas D. Crampton
Christian B. Crosby
Michael P. Culmo
Terry Cummings

D

Jeffrey E. Dave
Diana David
Douglas B. Davis
Amanda Dean
Carlos de Oliveira
Gregory Deierlein
Adam P. DeMargel
Martin Denault
Mark D. Denavit
R. Peter Deubler
Bradley Dillman
Kathleen Dobson
Bo Dowswell
Richard M. Drake
Theodore L. Droessler
Carol J. Drucker
Robin Dunlap
Troy Dye
Philip Dzikowski

E

Sam Easterling
Matthew R. Eatherton
David E. Eckmann
Jon J. Edwards
Stephen E. Egger
Bruce R. Ellingwood
Sammy Elsayed
Daniel Emerson
Kevin P. Emmert
Michael D. Engelhardt
Robert D. Evans

F

Matthew Fadden
Larry A. Fahnestock
Shu-Jin Fang
Jamie F. Farris
Jason E. Farris
Barry Feldman
Roger E. Ferch
Marshall T. Ferrell
Shelley Colleen Finnigan
Erica Fischer
James M. Fisher
John W. Fisher
Daniel Fitzwilliam
Allan Flamholz
Brad Fletcher
Rich Florka
Alana Fossa
Karl Frank
Timothy P. Fraser
Bryan Frazier
Christina Freeman
Christine Freisinger
Babette Freund
Michael C. Friel
Rodney Friery
Chad Fritz

G

Pavan Gadicherla
Theodore V. Galambos
Dean Galante
Rupa Garai
Leroy Gardner
Michael J. Garlich
Richard C. Garvin
Mike Gase
Philip M. Gase
Jeffrey Gasparott
John Gast Jr.
Todd L. Gerhart
Daniel B. Gerry
Louis F. Geschwindner
Rodney D. Gibble
Heather Gilmer
Ramon E. Gilsanz
Chris Gionti
Gary Glenn
Subhash C. Goel
Dennis Golabek
Samuel Y. Golding
George W. Gorrill
Arvind V. Goverdhan
Jason Gramlick
Steve Grandfield
Perry S. Green
Frank Greiner
Mary A. Grieco
Keith R. Griesing
Lawrence G. Griffis
John Grubb
Michael A. Grubb

H

Matthew Haaksma
Christian Haberle
Mark Haight
Jerome F. Hajjar
Nickolas M. Haltvick
Ronald O. Hamburger
Brian Hanks
Kirk Harman
John L. Harris III
Randall Stephen Harrison
Grady E. Harvell
Patrick M. Hassett
Stephanie Hautzinger
Chad Hawkins
Rens Hayes IV
Tony C. Hazel
Nyckey Heath
Matt Hebdon
Todd A. Helwig
Richard A. Henige Jr.
David S. Henley
Alfred Herget
Stephen M. Herlache
Drew Heron
Hans Herrmann
Steve J Herth
Michael Hewins
Christopher M. Hewitt
Tom Hickman
Joel T. Hicks
Christopher Higgins
Aaron T. Hill
Jamie Hilton
Chris Hodgson
Jerod Hoffman
Mark V. Holland
Lynton Holloway
John Holt
John D. Hooper
David Hornsby
Robert Horwhat
Catherine Houska
Christopher Hoyt
Dongzhou Huang
Finn K. Hubbard
Tony Hunley

I

Bill Ipema
Dale Ison
Nestor R. Iwankiw

J

Cathleen Jacinto
Steven Jacobi
William P. Jacobs
Amir Jamshidi
Ronald J. Janowiak
Russell J. Jeck
Luke Johnson
Ronald Johnson

K

Benjamin Kaan
Dan Kadrmas
Charles J. Kanapicki
Amit M. Kanvinde
Matthew B. Kawczenski
Jeffrey Keileh
Michael T. Kempfert
Zane Keniston
Ben Kennedy
John A. Kennedy
Adil Hamid Khan
Frank T. Kingston
Jack Klimp
Lawrence A. Kloiber
Steve Knitter
Srinivasa R Kotha
Jeff Kovar
Brian Kozy
Kerry Kreitman
Joe Kubes
Shane Kuhlman
Viji Kuruvilla
Amit Kutumbale
Thomas J. Kuznik

L

William Lally
David W. Landis
Thomas J Langill
Kurt Langsenkamp
Joel Thomas Lanning
Kristofer Lark
Chad M. Larson
Jay W. Larson
Anders Lasater
Wanda Lau
Michael D. LaViolette
Peter L. Lee
Mike Leggett
Dawn Lehman
Lynda Leigh
Roberto T. Leon
Andres Lepage
Eric Levesque
Rex I. Lewis
Jihshya J. Lin
Nate S. Lindell
Alex Linders
Daniel G. Linzell
Judy Liu
Pat Loftus
Terry Logan
LeRoy A. Lutz
Andrew Lye
Gregory H Lynch

M

Robert A. MacCrimmon
Robert A. Magliola
James O. Malley
Sanjeev R. Malushte
Bonnie E. Manley
Brett R. Manning
Richard Marchione
Mike Marian
Elizabeth Mattfield
Tony Matutis
Rich M. McBeth
Patrick S. McCafferty
Hugh J. McCaffrey
Rose McClure
Natalie McCombs
Jennifer McConnell
Jason P. McCormick
Tim McCullough
Bill McEleney
Helen McKay
Rob McKenna
William McLachlan
Patrick S. McManus
Ronnie Medlock
Austin A. Meier
Wendy Meierhoff-Aldrich
Ron Meng
David George Merrifield
H. Scott Metzger
Teresa Michalk
Brett Miller
Duane K. Miller
Johnnie Miller
Paul Miller
Richard Mills
James A. Minkkinen
Adam Mohr
Kevin S. Moore
Kenneth R. Moscrip
Jared K. Moseley
Javad Moslemian
Timothy Mrozowski
Larry Muir
J.R. Mujagic
Michael Mulhern
Thomas P. Murphy
Thomas M. Murray
Eric K. Myers
David W. Mykins

N

Shankar Nair
James F. Neary
Deanna L. Nevling
Thanh V. Nguyen
Timothy J. Noles
Hollie Noveletsky

O

Justin Ocel
Steven Offringa
Patrick Olechno
Clark B. Olsen
Kimberley Olson
John W. O'Quinn
Greg Orff
Joshua Michael Orton
Robert E. Owen
Tyler R. Owen

P

Jeffrey A. Packer
Garner A. Palenske
Davis G. Parsons II
John M. Parucki
Hemal Patel
Krunal Patel
Duncan Paterson
Conrad Paulson
Jennifer A. Pazdon
Kenneth Pecho
Robert G. Pekelnicky
Steve Percassi
Tiziano Perea
Andrew Personett
Sean Peterson
Anna Petroski
Adam Phillips
Benjamin M. Pickett
Jose A. Pires
Carol A. Post
Shawn Potter
Thomas D. Poulos
Tommy Pouncy
Chris Poynter
Jason Provines
Steven E. Pryor

Q

Craig Quadrato
Brian P. Quinn

R

Christopher H. Raebel
Behzad Rafezy
Gian Andrea Rassati
David B. Ratterman
Eric Rau
Anthony Ream
Jason P. Redd
Douglas A. Rees-Evans
Mark Remsen
Jeremy W Rice
Ralph M. Richard
Paul Richards
Rob Richardson
Julie Rivera
W.M. Kim Roddis
Charles W. Roeder
Amy Rogers
John A. Rolfes
Robin Rose
Sougata Roy
Tricia Ruby
Ronald E. Runk
Frank Russo
James L. Ryan

S

Rafael Sabelli
Pascale Sablan
Thomas A. Sabol
Fahim Sadek
Al Sanders
Phillip Sauser
Brandt Saxey
Ryan Schade
Benjamin W. Schafer
Jim Schoen
Patrick Schueck
James K. Schueler
John C. Schuepbach
Matthew J. Schultz
Clifford W. Schwinger
William N. Scott
Richard Scruton
William T. Segui
Bahram M. Shahrooz
Robert E. Shaw Jr.
Allison Shenberger
Nathan Shepherd
Alan T. Sheppard
Donald R. Sherman
Ryan Sherman
Victor Shneur
Lee Shoemaker
Chris E. Simonson
Bruce A. Sine
Kapeel Singh
Brian Smith
Kyle Smith
Matt Smith
Dan Snyder
Alex Soffritti
Nathan Sosin
James Gregory Soules
Gerard A. Sova
Harold O. Sprague
Thomas Sputo
Robert Stachel
Daniel Stancescu
Ryan Staudt
Gary Stein
Jeffrey L. Sterner
Kimberly Stillmaker
Tabitha Stine
Jason Stith
David Stoddard
Eric Stone
James A. Stori
Jonathan Stratton
Brad Streeter
Matthew Streid
Maya S. Stuhlbarg
R. Philip Stupp Jr.
Michael Sullivan
Andrea E. Surovek
Jeff Svatora
James A. Swanson
Raymond Sweeney IV
Geoff Swett
Harvey Clayton Swift

T

Brian Tabolt
Glenn R. Tabolt
Bryon Tait
Maury Tayarani
Mark Teachey
George W. Tedder
Jacob Thomas
James G. Thompson
William A. Thornton
Raymond H. R. Tide
Philip Torchio
Matthew Trammell
Robert Tremblay
Patrick Tripeny
Richard Truxel
Paul Tsakopoulos
Gregory Turco

U

Chia-Ming Uang
Marci S. Uihlein

V

Jules Van De Pas
Scott Van Deren
Matthew Van Liew
Amit H. Varma
Scott A. Vesper
Julie A. Villarreal
Paul Vinik
Sriramulu Vinnakota
Gary C. Violette
Brian Volpe

W

Terry Wallace
Daniel E. Walsh
Stephen M. Walsh
Robert J. Walter
Dayi Wang
Edward P. Wasserman
Ronald J. Watson
Jeff Webb
Craig Wehrmann
Steven F. Weiss
Geoff Wendt
Ginny Wendt
Joseph Wendt
Michael A. West
Katie Wheaton
Donald W. White
Jeffrey Whiteman
Gergis W William
Robert J. Wills
Nathan Wilson
Jamie Winans
Gary Wisch
Jon Witherow
Brian K. Witte
Brian Wolfe
Charles D. Wood
Chris Wright
Chris Wyatt

Y

John M. Yadlosky
Ronald G. Yeager
Ben Young
Behnam Yousefi

Z

David Zalesne
Ricky Zaske
Ronald D. Ziemian
W. Duff Zimmerman
Theodore Zoli
Joseph J. Zona