Steel Joist Institute is proud to announce the winners of the 2009 Design Awards. The winners received a $2,000 scholarship in their company’s name for the school of their choice and are featured in the November issue of Structural Engineer.
Thyssenkrupp Stainless USA
Giffels, LLC/IBI Group
Joists produced by Vulcraft
Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia
Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers
Joists produced by Canam Steel Works
Rip Ride Rockit-Universal Studios
Bliss & Nyitray, Inc.
Joists produced by CMC Joist & Deck
Industrial – Burrough-Brasuell Corp. – View Project
Non-Industrial – Fink, Roberts and Petrie, Inc. – View Project
Unique Application – Robert Silman Associates – View Project
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?