solid steel
awards 2024

The annual Solid Steel Awards showcase the most innovative, technically advanced, and remarkable steel detailing projects completed in SDS2 from around the world across various sectors of structural steel.

SUBMISSIONS FOR 2024 ARE NOW CLOSED

Awards Categories

COMMERCIAL
LARGE TONNAGE
(over 700 tons)

COMMERCIAL
SMALL TONNAGE
(under 700 tons)

INDUSTRIAL

CUSTOMERS CHOICE

SOLID STEEL AWARDS
2024 TIMELINE

  • Call for Submissions: JANUARY 8, 2024
  • Submission Deadline: APRIL 30, 2024
  • Judging Process: JUNE 2024
  • Result Announcement: SEPTEMBER 2024
  • Award Ceremony: SEPTEMBER 25-26 @ SDS2 SUMMIT 2024

PRIZES 

Grand prize winner for each category will win the following prizes:

  • 2024 Solid Steel Awards Trophy
  • $300 Amazon Giftcard
  • One complimentary registration pass for SDS2 Summit 2024 ($575 Value)
  • Opportunity for project reference story featuring your project
  • Short video presentation of your project
     

Second place winner in each category will receive:

  • 2024 Solid Steel Awards Trophy
  • $200 Amazon Giftcard 
  • One complimentary registration pass for SDS2 Summit 2024 ($575 Value)

JUDGING CRITERIA

SDS2's internal judging panel will select finalists in each of three categories. The finalists will be presented for public voting, and the winners for each category will be selected, as well as one overall Customer's Choice winner. Winners will be announced at SDS2 Summit 2024, taking place September 25-26 in Louisville, KY. 

  • Project aesthetics
  • Complexity of structure and connections
  • Use of SDS2 to solve project challenges. For example, the use of parametrics, custom members, automatic and user-modeled features
  • Overall "wow" factor — project uniqueness and creativity in execution

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • To submit your project, log in with your SDS2 username and password, and fill out the entry form in as much detail as possible. You will also be asked to upload relevant project files, including the SDS2 model, as well as a legal release form. 

    Download the release agreement here
     
  • Submission is free - there is no entry fee for this competition
  • We accept one entry per company, per category
  • Projects must have been complete in SDS2 2020 or newer
  • All projects must have been created within the last three years
  • New buildings, major retrofits or expansion projects are eligible
  • Complete and nearly complete projects can be submitted
  • Previous project submissions may be submitted again, as long as they meet the above criteria and did not win a prize

 

Congratulations to the 2023 SOLID STEEL award winners

Times Square, Universal Studios, an NFL stadium—this year’s lineup of SDS2’s Solid Steel Award winners features some of the most iconic and noteworthy structures we’ve ever seen.

From architectural marvels to unique industrial facilities, the work being done by SDS2 detailers around the world never fails to impress and inspire, and the Solid Steel Awards are the perfect place to showcase our users’ talents and dedication to the craft of steel detailing.