2010 Design Award Winners

The Steel Joist Institute is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the 2010 Design Awards. Each winning company received a $2,000 scholarship in their company’s name for the school of their choice.


2010 Industrial building winner, Burrough-Brasuell Corp.Allen Canning Co.
Van Buren, AR
Burrough-Brasuell Corp.
Joists produced by Vulcraft
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2010 Non-Industrial building winner, Unified Building Sciences & Engineering, Inc.Hallsville Senior High School
Hallsville, TX
Unified Building Sciences & Engineering, Inc.
Joists produced by Vulcraft
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2010 Unique building winner, ISteel Encounters Co.Star Wash Eco Car Wash
South Jordan, UT
Steel Encounters Co.
Joists produced by Vulcraft
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Honorable Mentions

Industrial – Bliss & Nyitray, Inc. for GSA Trade Shop Facility – View Project

Non-Industrial – MATRIX AEP, Inc. for Tulsa Convention Center – View Project

Unique – Cashman Stahler Group – for Bennett & Brosseau Roofing – View Project

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 2010 Design Awards’ judges were R. Donald Murphy, G. Wayne Studebaker, P.E., Robert Neumann, and Richard Phaneuf, P.E. – View Bios