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2008 SDS/2 Solid Steel Competition Winners AnnouncedNovember 1, 2008
Winners of the 2008 SDS/2 Solid Steel Competition were announced at the Users Group Conference, held October 16-17 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The projects submitted to this year's competition varied in size, type and complexity. They included structures like pedestrian walkways, building expansions, medical facilities, new attractions at Busch Gardens and Disney, aircraft hangars, churches, power plants, casinos, resorts, an traffic control tower, and much more.
For the first time, second place awards were presented in both the commercial and industrial categories. In addition, Best of Show, Excellence in SDS/2, and Honorable Mention awards were given.
This year's winners are:
Grand Prize: Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Annex - Superior Steel, Inc.
Second Place: Jungala at Busch Gardens - Seminole Machine and Welding, Inc.
Grand Prize: PSEG Mercer Generation Power Plant - Innovative Steel Detailing, Inc.
Second Place: Clinker Conveyor Storage and Transport Building - GENIFAB, Inc.
Best of Show: Benefis Healthcare Heart Institute Patient Tower - CTA Architects Engineers
Excellence in SDS/2: Air Traffic Control Tower - Quality Iron Fabricators, Inc.
Honorable Mention: Townhouse Kit - Howard High School of Technology