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The American Institute of Steel Construction seeking IDEAS2 Entries

The American Institute of Steel Construction seeking IDEAS2 Entries

It’s that time of year again. The American Institute of Steel Construction has officially started accepting entries for the 2015 IDEAS2 Awards. These awards recognize outstanding achievement in engineering and architecture on structural steel projects in the United States.

AISC President, Roger E. Ferch had this to say about the awards: “Each year, the IDEAS2 Awards recognize and award all members of the project’s team involved with the structural framing system and demonstrate that innovation and creativity can be found on building projects of every size and description. Steel continues to provide excellent solutions for the entire design and construction team, from architects, engineers and developers to fabricators, erectors, and general contractors.”

The IDEAS2 Awards are broken into three categories, based on constructed value of the project: less than $15 million; from $15 to $75 million; and greater than $75 million. In each category there will be National and Merit award winners, and a Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering may be awarded at the judges’ discretion.

Projects will be awarded based on their use of structural steel, both architecturally and structurally. Emphasis will be placed on these criteria: creative solutions to project’s program requirements; applications of innovative design approaches in areas such as connections, gravity systems, lateral load resisting systems, fire protection and blast; aesthetic and visual impact of the project; innovative use of architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS); technical or architectural advances in the use of the steel; and the use of innovative design and construction methods.

SDS/2 users are not strangers to receiving IDEAS2 awards. Last year, we had seven of our customers that were recognized in the competition. You can read all about the SDS/2-using customers that won last year in our blog post.

You can learn more about eligibility requirements on the IDEAS2 entry page, and learn more about the call for entries at AISC’s website.