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SME Steel Contractors, Inc. Among Winners of IDEAS2

SME Steel Contractors, Inc. Among Winners of IDEAS2

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) recently announced the winners of the 2014 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Awards. The annual awards are designed to recognize all team members responsible for excellence and innovation in a project's use of structural steel.

SDS/2 customer SME Steel Contractors, Inc., of West Jordan, Utah, was a team member on two National Award-winning projects.

San Diego Library DomeSan Diego Main Public Library Dome
Pedestrian ConnectorUnited Therapeutics Pedestrian Connector

SME Steel served as the fabricator/erector for the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park, in Newport Beach, California, winner of the National Award - Greater than $75 Million. The new civic center and park incorporates an iconic wave-shaped roof that covers the city hall portion of the building and provides ample outdoor shelter. The company also detailed, fabricated and erected the San Diego Main Public Library Dome, in San Diego, California, winner of the National Award - Less than $15 Million. (That project was the Grand Prize - Commercial winner of the 2012 Solid Steel Competition.)

SME Steel was also the fabricator/erector for the U.S. Courthouse in San Diego, California (Merit Award - Greater than $75 Million), and the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, Salt Lake City, Utah (Merit Award - Greater than $75 Million).

The winner of the 2011 Grand Prize - Commercial Solid Steel Competition — the United Therapeutics Pedestrian Connector in Silver Spring, Maryland — was also recognized in the competition. Cartee-Berry & Associates, LLC of Florence, South Carolina, detailed the Merit Award - Less than $15 Million-winning project.

Other SDS/2 customers earning recognition in the competition include:

Merit Award - Greater than $75 Million
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Detailer: Delta Structural Steel Services, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Merit Award - $15 Million to $75 Million
Onondaga Community College, Ferrante Hall Academic II Addition, Syracuse, New York
Detailer: JCM & Associates Limited, Frankford, Ontario, Canada

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan
Fabricator and Erector (Miscellaneous): Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation, Lansing, Michigan
Detailers: The Steel Detailers, Inc., Seminole, Florida; and Douglas Steel Fabricating Corporation

Merit Award - Less than $15 Million
Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center, Battle Creek, Michigan
Fabricator and Detailer: Steel Supply & Engineering, Grand Rapids, Michigan

To learn more about these projects, check out the May 2014 issue of Modern Steel Construction.