2017 Design Award Winners

The Steel Joist Institute is excited to announce the 2017 Design Award winners.


Method-Home-0446Method Home Products Factory
Chicago, IL
KJWW Engineering Consultants
Joists produced by Gooder-Henrichsen Co.
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Builders-Iron-Ford-Intl-Airport-2Gerald Ford Int’l. Airport Parking Deck Roof
Grand Rapids, MI
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
Joists produced by Vulcraft/Verco Group
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PhilipSimmons_HighSchool_Interior_2Philip Simmons High School
Charleston, SC
ADC Engineering, Inc.
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 2017 Design Awards’ judges were R. Donald Murphy, G. Wayne Studebaker, P.E., Robert Neumann, and Richard Phaneuf, P.E. – View Bios