2013 Design Award Winners

The Steel Joist Institute is excited to announce the 2013 Design Award winners. Each of the winning companies received a $2,000 scholarship in their company’s name for the school of their choice.

Industrial

John Deere Des Moines Works Building 40
West Des Moines, IA
Shive-Hattery, Inc.
Joists produced by Vulcraft Div., Nucor Corp.
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Non-Industrial

Olivet Nazarene University New Student Life and Recreation Center
Joliet, IL
Buchar, Mitchell, Bajt Architects, Inc.
Joists produced by Gooder-Henrichsen Co.
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Unique

Utah Valley Convention Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Reaveley Engineers + Associates
Joists produced by Quincy Joist Company
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Honorable Mentions

Industrial – Browder & Leguizamon and Associates for the Amazon Distribution Center in Atlanta, GA. Canam was the steel joist manufacturer. – View Project

Non-Industrial (tie) – KJWW Engineering Consultants for the Niles North High School Aquatics Center in Skokie, IL. Vulcraft Div., Nucor Corp. was the steel joist manufacturer. – View Project

Non-Industrial (tie) – BHB Engineers for the Springville Library in Springville, UT. Vulcraft Div., Nucor Corp. was the steel joist manufacturer. – View Project

Unique – Keast & Hood Co for the George School Fitness & Athletics Center in Philadelphia, PA. Canam was the steel joist manufacturer. – 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?

Judges

The 2013 Design Awards’ judges were R. Donald Murphy, G. Wayne Studebaker, P.E., Robert Neumann, and Richard Phaneuf, P.E. – View Bios