The Steel Joist Institute is excited to announce the 2017 Design Award winners.
Method Home Products Factory
KJWW Engineering Consultants
Joists produced by Gooder-Henrichsen Co.
Gerald Ford Int’l. Airport Parking Deck Roof
Grand Rapids, MI
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
Joists produced by Vulcraft/Verco Group
Philip Simmons High School
ADC Engineering, Inc.
Joists produced by Canam Steel Corporation
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 2017 Design Awards’ judges were R. Donald Murphy, G. Wayne Studebaker, P.E., Robert Neumann, and Richard Phaneuf, P.E. – View Bios