2019 Design Award Winners

The Steel Joist Institute is excited to announce the 2019 Design Award winners.


North Valley Commerce Center Building D
Reno, NV
Techtonics Design Group
Joists produced by New Millennium
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Christ Fellowship Church
Port St. Lucie, FL
RGD Consulting Engineers
Joists produced by New Millennium
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Kalahari Resorts Expansion
Pocono Manor, PA
SCL Consulting
Joists produced by Canam Steel Corporation
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Judging Criteria

Judging of each entry was evaluated and based on the following criteria:

  • Flexibility – What role did flexibility play in how the steel joists were utilized? Did the project need to allow for an addition later? Were steel joists selected over other structural systems because of flexibility?
  • Speed of construction – How quickly did the construction and erection of the steel joists take place? Was weather a factor?
  • Value – How did the cost of the project compare with the results? Was the overall cost of the project a good value?
  • Aesthetic considerations – Did the use of steel joists enhance the overall appearance of the project?


The 2019 Design Awards’ judges were G. Wayne Studebaker, P.E., Robert Neumann, Richard Phaneuf, P.E., and Sam Mahdavi, P.E. – View Bios