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SEP 4
2015

Industry News Roundup: September 4

This week's news resources: 

Our partner Peddinghaus will welcome visitors to its corporate headquarters for SteelDay. Learn more about the event in Bradley, Illinois. 

Read about five high-rise residential towers that will be a part of Boston in the next few years. Learn about the towers in an article in The Boston Globe

AISC presented an IDEAS2 Award to the project team of the Hilton Columbus Downtown High Street Bridge in August. The mayor of Columbus was also presented the award. Learn more in Modern Steel.  

In case you missed our last blog: 

AISC is now accepting applications for the 2016 IDEAS2 Awards. Learn more in our last blog

SEP 2
2015

Applications now accepted for 2016 IDEAS2 Awards

The American Institute of Steel Construction is now accepting applications for their annual IDEAS2 Awards. Winners will be recognized for their innovative use of structural steel. According to AISC’s website, criteria for the award will be based on the following:

  •      Accomplishment of the building’s program
  •      Expression of the architectural intent
  •      Application of innovative design approaches to the structural system
  •      Utilization of productivity enhancing construction methods

Projects must fall within a specific two-year window. Steel structures completed form January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015 will be eligible to receive an award.

Entries will be split into three categories based on U.S. dollar amounts.

  1. Less than $15 million
  2. $15 million to $75 million
  3. More than $75 million

Architecture firms as well as structural engineering firms, general contractors, detailers, fabricators, erectors and more are all encouraged to submit projects and be recognized for their contributions to the steel community.

The judges will use their discretion to issue National and Merit awards, as well as the Presidential Award of Excellence for structural steel engineering and architectural expression.

AISC is a nonprofit whose goal is to advance and celebrate the steel community throughout the United States. 

Visit the AISC website to find out how to enter.

AUG 28
2015

Industry News Roundup: August 28, 2015

This week’s news resources:

Two steel arches will call an area near downtown Dallas home in the near future. The arches will extend over Margaret McDermott Bridge. Learn more about this stunning addition to the city of Dallas.

Five incredibly unique skyscrapers are taking shape around the world. The towers will be built throughout Asia and Europe. Each massive project aims at delivering a one-of-a-kind addition to the world’s skyline. Take a look at each of these exciting projects here. 

AISC is making their current draft of the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings viewable to the public. The group encourages comments from the public. Learn more about this opportunity by visiting AISC’s website.

In case you missed our latest blog:

SteelDay is AISC’s annual education and networking event. Structural engineering firms around the country are encouraged to celebrate SteelDay on September 25. Click here to find out how your office can get free Domino’s pizza by watching one of the SteelDay webinars and see other ways to celebrate SteelDay.