Florida Polytechnic University’s IST Building Presented with IDEAS2 Award

Robert Thomas of E&H Steel fabricators, Midland City, Ala., (AISC Member/Certified) holds AISC's 2015 IDEAS2 Award for excellence in steel-frame building design. Thomas is pictured with AISC's Larry Flynn (far left) and other members of the project team including university officials; Alfonso Architects, Tampa; Skanska, Tampa; and Midwest Steel erectors, Detroit (AISC Member/Certified). The team assembled in the building's second floor commons beneath an array of AESS structural steel box plate assemblies that span the space. (Photos: AISC) 

AISC presented members of the project team of Florida Polytechnic University’s Innovation, Science and Technology Building (IST) with the 2015 IDEAS2 Award for excellence in steel-frame building design during a ceremony today at the university in Lakeland, Fla. The project was lauded for its engineering and architectural achievements in its use of structural steel.  

For more about the project and all twelve of this year’s IDEAS2 award winners, see the article 2015 IDEAS2 Awards from our May issue. And remember to submit your project entries for the 2016 competition by Friday, December 18!