AISC Celebrates Ted Galambos’s 63 Years of Service

James Fisher, Cynthia Duncan, Ted Galambos, and John Fisher gather at Galambos's celebration. 

The American Institute of Steel Construction recently recognized Theodore (Ted) V. Galambos for his outstanding service to the organization on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

Galambos started serving on the AISC Committee on Specifications and Task Committees in 1956. He is an emeritus member of the AISC Committee on Specifications and a full member of AISC Task Committee 4 (Member Design).

"You have literally helped to build so many of us up from our start, and all of this you've done just by being who you are—to the great benefit of the industry and the profession," AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, told Galambos at a celebration June 12 in Chicago. "We celebrate your technical excellence, we celebrate your lifelong commitment and integrity, we celebrate how meaningful it is for all of us who have had the pleasure to work with you and know you."

Some call Galambos "the father of load and resistance factor design" (LRFD) after his pioneering research led to the introduction of LRFD in the 1986 AISC Specification. His numerous professional honors include the 1964 ASCE Walter L. Huber Research Prize, the 1981 AISC T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award, and the 1999 AISC Geerhard Haaijer Award for Excellence in Education.

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