AISC Seeks New Vice President of Engineering & Research

January 25, 2022


CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction seeks a structural engineer who also understands steel fabrication to lead its Engineering & Research Department.

As the engineering leader of AISC, the new vice president will work with:

  • the leading steel designers, fabricators and researchers to continue advancing the state-of-the-art in steel design and construction
  • a staff of outstanding professionals and hundreds of volunteer committee members to produce superior codes, specifications, manuals and guides
  • other standard setting organizations and code officials to ensure AISC standards are well coordinated, adopted and used

Larry Kruth, who has led the department since 2016, will be retiring later this year. "AISC has a long history of outstanding technical leaders," stated Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, AISC's president. "Larry has definitely upheld that tradition and he leaves big shoes to fill."

The new vice president will oversee:

  • Development of AISC's standards, publications including Design Guides, Engineering Journal and other technical resources, including the flagship products: the AISC Specification and Code of Standard Practice, AISC Seismic Provisions, AISC Structural Stainless Steel Specification and Code of Standard Practice, and AISC Steel Construction Manual
  • AISC's research and innovation efforts, totaling nearly $1,000,000 of AISC funds plus significant leveraged funds from outside sources.
  • technical assistance and conceptual solutions provided by the AISC Steel Solutions Center
  • the creation of technical features in Modern Steel Construction magazine and articles for Modern Steel and other magazines
  • all other AISC technical activities

SE or PE licensure and appropriate work experience are required and a PhD is desired.

Candidates interested in this Chicago-based position should email their cover letter and resume to


For more information contact:

Scott Melnick
Senior Vice President
American Institute of Steel Construction

About The American Institute of Steel Construction:

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.