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Steel Structure Trivia: Happy 30th to the AISC Steel Sculpture!

As part of this year’s SteelDay, students entered photos of their campus’ steel sculpture, which were posted to AISC’s Facebook page and voted on by fans during the week of SteelDay. The winners are (from left to right): Christie Moore from Christian Brothers University; CJ Powell from Rochester Institute of Technology; Reggie Raney from Christian Brothers University; Lauren Santullo from The College of New Jersey; and Eric Bellville from the University of Central Florida.

Tomorrow, October 29, marks 30 years since the installation of the original AISC Steel Sculpture -- a teaching sculpture made up of various steel members and connections -- on the University of Florida’s campus. Today, modified versions of the sculpture can be found on more than 170 college and university campuses across the country and around the world.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the AISC Steel Sculpture, our October trivia question is:

Who created the original AISC Steel Sculpture?

Answer:

The original AISC Steel Sculpture was created by Duane Ellifritt, Ph.D., P.E., professor emeritus of civil engineering at the University of Florida. To learn more about Ellifritt, see the article “Creating Art in Unlikely Places” from our October 2011 issue.

Congratulations to our winners! They are: Matt Baldwin, project manager, Jeff Rodeheaver, detailing manager, both with SWF Industrial, Inc., Wrightsville, Pa.; and Nep Viajar, a civil/structural engineer with Fluor Corp., Houston.


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