AISC Remembers Jeffrey W. Post

The American Institute of Steel Construction joins the industry in fondly remembering Jeffrey W. Post, a leading expert on heat straightening, who died earlier this week.

AISC presented Post with a 2001 Special Achievement Award in recognition of his work on tubular steel and heat straightening.

"Jeff was a special person. His outlook on life and humor made him a pleasure to work with," said AISC Chief of Engineering Staff Thomas J. Schlafly. "Jeff brought a great blend of humanity, ethics, and 'steel' to the table every day."

Schlafly recalled a particularly illuminating excursion with Post. "Jeff took a few AISC staff to the Louisiana bayou to show us what steel can do," Schlafly said. "He showed us 50,000-ton assemblies placed in the Gulf of Mexico and the sharing of knowledge was a great awakening. There are different worlds out there. Steel is extraordinary and Jeff showed us facets of that we had not seen before."

Post was always willing to share his knowledge and gave a fantastic lecture on welding at the 1998 National Steel Construction Conference. His paper appears in the Modern Steel Construction archives.

Post's memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, at 2 p.m. at the San Pedro Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas.