IDEAS2 Entries Deadline Extended to October 13

October 5, 2017

(Chicago, IL) - There’s still time to enter your steel-framed building projects in the 2018 IDEAS2 Awards competition! The deadline for entries has been extended to Friday, October 13.

“The IDEASAwards recognize the projects, designers, and constructors who best show their innovative and progressive ideas and the versatility, utility and beauty a steel solution brings,” said Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, AISC’s president. “We look forward to another year of amazing entries.”

The competition is open to all building types, sizes and costs, as long as the structural system is steel (wide-flange shapes or hollow structural sections). There is even a category for sculptures, art installations and non-building structures.

Projects must have been completed between 2015 and the end of 2017 and be located in the U.S. The contest is free to enter if your firm or any member of the project team is an AISC member.

Projects selected to receive the IDEAS2 Award will be announced during NASCC: The Steel Conference in Baltimore, April 11-13, 2018. AISC presents awards to the entering firm, as well as to the principal members of the project team at ceremonies conducted during the year at each of the winning project locations.

Information on the competition, instruction on how to enter and access to the online entry form can found at


For more information contact:

Dani Friedland
Director of Marketing Communications

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, 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. 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 of providing timely and reliable information. 

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