Award Winners

2021 IDEAS² Award Winners

Ten projects throughout the U.S. have won 2021 IDEAS² Awards, the steel industry’s top design honor. “These projects showcase the versatility of structural steel,” said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, “and they all demonstrate a remarkable amount of innovation and creativity. Congratulations to the team behind each project for a job very well done!”

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2021 Industry, Designer, and Educator Award Winners

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(Top left to right: Scot Becker, Mark D. Denavit, Jamie F. Farris, Erica Fischer; Middle left to right: Jerome F. Hajjar, John D. Hooper,

Dennis Noernberg, Jeffrey A. Packer; Bottom left to right: Kara D. Peterman, Rafael Sabelli, Gary W. Wisch)

AISC awards recognize individuals who have made a significant difference in the success of the fabricated structural steel industry. Whether it's for an innovative design, an insightful technical paper, or a lifetime of outstanding service, an AISC award bestows prestige and well-deserved recognition upon its recipient.

 

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals whose continued outstanding service has made a difference in the success of AISC, the structural steel industry, and the structural steel design, construction, and academic communities. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award winners are:

  • Jerome F. Hajjar, PE, PhD - Professor, Northeastern University

  • John D. Hooper, SE, PE, F. SEI, F. ASCE - Senior Principal and Director of Earthquake Engineering, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

  • Dennis Noernberg - Consultant, W&W | AFCO Steel

  • Jeffrey A. Packer, PEng, DSc, PhD - Professor, University of Toronto

  • Rafael Sabelli, SE - Director of Seismic Design, Walter P Moore

The Special Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated notable achievements in structural steel design, construction, research, or education. It honors those who have made a positive and substantial impact on the structural steel design and construction industry. This year's award recipients are:

  • Scot Becker, PE - Deputy Administrator for Regions of DTSD, WisDOT

  • Jamie F. Farris, PE - Bridge Division Deputy Director, Texas Department of Transportation

  • Dale Ison - Executive Vice President of Advanced Technical Services, Tampa Tank Inc. / Florida Structural Steel

  • Gary W. Wisch, PE - Vice President, Engineering, DeLong's Inc.

The Terry Peshia Early Career Faculty Award provides recognition to faculty who demonstrate promise in the areas of structural steel research, teaching, and other contributions to the structural steel industry. This year's recipients are:

  • Mark D. Denavit, PE, PhD - Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Erica Fischer, PE, PhD - Assistant Professor, Oregon State University

  • Kara D. Peterman, PhD - Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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2020 Safety Award Winners

The American Institute of Steel Construction is pleased to recognize more than 135 steel fabricators and erectors for their outstanding safety records in 2020. Most of this year’s winners have earned the Institute’s top safety award, the Safety Award of Honor, which is presented for a perfect record of no disabling injuries.

The awards program is open to all AISC member fabricators and erectors, and applications for the program are solicited annually. Awards are issued separately for fabrication and erection companies. In order to be eligible to win an award, the member company must submit a copy of their OSHA 300A form for verification purposes.

Safety Award of Honor - Fabrication

  • Cooper Steel of Virginia, Monroe, Va.

  • Alamo Structural Steel, Waco, Texas

  • Arcosa Traffic Structures, Sumterville, Fla.

  • Aristeo, Livonia, Mich.

  • B & B Welding Company, Inc., Fort Howard, Md.

  • Ben Hur Steel Worx, LLC, St. Louis, Mo.

  • BENCHMARK Fabricated Steel, Terre Haute, Ind.

  • Blue Atlantic Fabricators, LLC, East Boston, Mass.

  • Broome Welding & Machine Co., Galveston, Texas

  • Center Point Contractors, Inc., Bentonville, Ark.

  • Central Minnesota Fab., Inc. (CMF), Willmar, Minn.

  • Charleston Steel Company, Dunbar, W.V.

  • Cianbro Fabrication & Coating Corporation, Pittsfield, Maine

  • Con-Fab Welding Inc. dba Con-Fab Engineering & Welding, Shreveport, La.

  • Cooper Steel, Shelbyville, Tenn.

  • Cooper Steel South LLC, Childersburg, Ala.

  • Custom Fabrications and Coatings, Granite City, Ill.

  • Dixie Southern Industrial, Inc., Polk City, Fla.

  • Doherty Steel, Paola, Kansas

  • Eastpointe Industries LLC, Muskogee, OK

  • Eddy's Welding, Inc., Ellicott City, Md.

  • Extreme Precision Industrial Contractors, Gillette, Wyo.

  • Fabco Metal Products, Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Fiedeldey Steel Fabricators, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio

  • G2 Metal Fab, Inc., Livermore, Calif.

  • Garbe Iron Works, Inc., Aurora, Ill.

  • GEM Ind, Inc., Cocoa, Fla.

  • George Steel Fabricating, Inc., Lebanon, Ohio

  • Gibson Industrial Inc., Richmond, Va.

  • GMF Industries, Inc., Lakeland, Fla.

  • Grunau Metals, Chicago, Ill.

  • High Plains Steel Services, LLC, Windsor, Colo.

  • Industrial Resources, Inc., Fairmont, W.V.

  • J.R. Hoe and Sons, Middlesboro, Ky.

  • Jimco Sales & Manufacturing, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Larwel Industries, Bedford, Texas

  • Lyndon Steel Company, Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • Maccabee Industrial Inc., Belle Vernon, Pa.

  • Martin Iron Works, Inc., Reno, Nev.

  • McPeak Supply, LLC, Roanoke, Va.

  • Metal Solutions, Ault, Colo.

  • Mike Owen Fabrication, Inc., Bakersfield, Calif.

  • Mobil Steel International, Inc., Houston, Texas

  • Moore & Morford, Inc., Greensburg, Pa.

  • NMich. Industrial Holdings Inc., Sacramento, Calif.

  • NOVa. Group, Inc., Napa, Calif.

  • PAX, LLC., Gonzales, La.

  • Pederson Bros., Inc., Bellingham, Wash.

  • Phoenix Fabrication & Supply, Inc., Peotone, Ill.

  • Phoenix Manufacturing, LLC, Glasgow, Mo.

  • Pikes Peak Steel LLC, Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • RCC Fabricators, Inc., Southampton, N.J.

  • Red Dog Fabrication, LLC, Vancouver, Wash.

  • Reno Iron Works, Reno, Nev.

  • Richardson Steel, Inc., Spring Valley, Calif.

  • Rochester Structural, LLC, Rochester, N.Y.

  • S.W. Funk Industrial Contractors, Inc., Chester, Va.

  • Sanford Steel Corp., Goldston, N.C.

  • Sanpete Steel Corporation, Moroni, Utah

  • Scott Steel Services, Inc., Crown Point, Ind.

  • Sefton Steel, LP, Aldine, Texas

  • Shure Line Construction, Kenton, Del.

  • SSOE, Inc., Toledo, Ohio

  • Steel Service Corporation, Jackson, Miss.

  • Steward Steel, Inc., Sikeston, Mo.

  • Structural Steel & Plate Fabrication, Co., North Salt Lake, Utah

  • Summit Industrial Construction, Alpharetta, Ga.

  • Summit Steel Works Corp, San Jose, Calif.

  • Systems Fab & Machine, Inc., El Dorado, Ark.

  • Talley Metal Products, Inc., Hagerstown, Md.

  • The Arthur Louis Steel Company, Geneva, Ohio

  • The Gateway Company of Missouri LLC, St. Louis, Mo.

  • Trinity Fabricators, Inc., New Albin, Iowa

  • TrueNorth Steel, Mandan, N.D.

  • Turner Construction Company, Huntsville, Ala.

  • Twin Brothers Marine, LLC, Morgan City, La.

  • USNC, LLC, Thomasville, N.C.

  • Veritas Steel, Palatka, Fla.

  • Zimkor LLC, Littleton, Colo.

 

Safety Award of Honor - Erection

  • Black Cat LLC, Cheyenne, Wyo.

  • Center Point Contractors, Inc., Bentonville, Ark.

  • Cooper Steel, Shelbyville, Tenn.

  • Extreme Precision Industrial Contractors, Gillette, Wyo.

  • GEM Ind, Inc., Cocoa, Fla.

  • Gibson Industrial Inc., Richmond, Va.

  • GMF Industries, Inc., Lakeland, Fla.

  • High Plains Steel Services, LLC, Windsor, Colo.

  • Hillsdale Fabricators, a Division of Alberici Constructors, St. Louis, Mo.

  • Martin Iron Works, Inc., Reno, Nev.

  • Metal Pros, LLC, Wichita, Kansas

  • North Alabama Fabricating Company, Inc., Birmingham, Ala.

  • Reno Iron Works, Reno, Nev.

  • Richardson Steel, Inc., Spring Valley, Calif.

  • Rochester Rigging & Erectors, Inc., Bloomfield, N.Y.

  • Rochester Structural, LLC, Rochester, N.Y.

  • Shure Line Construction, Kenton, Del.

  • SunSteel, LLC, Sunnyside, Wash.

  • Turner Construction Company, Huntsville, Ala.

 

Safety Award of Merit - Fabrication

  • DIS-TRAN Steel, LLC, Pineville, La.

  • Prospect Steel, a Division of Lexicon, Inc., Armorel, Ark.

  • Prospect Steel, a Division of Lexicon, Inc., Little Rock, Ark.

  • Schuff Steel - Atlantic, LLC, Phoenix, Ariz.

  • SunSteel, LLC, Sunnyside, Wash.

 

Safety Award of Merit - Erection

  • Aristeo, Livonia, Mich.

  • Ideal Contracting, Detroit, Mich.

  • Stonebridge Inc., South Plainfield, N.J.

 

Safety Commendation - Fabrication

  • AIW, Inc., Hyattsville, Md.

  • Alamo Structural Steel, Victoria, Texas

  • Dave Steel Company Inc., Asheville, N.C.

  • Ducworks, Inc., Logan, UT

  • Ford Steel, LLC, Porter, Texas

  • Gayle Manufacturing Company, Caldwell, Idaho

  • Geiger & Peters, Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.

  • High Steel Structures LLC, Lancaster, Pa.

  • Jesse Engineering Company, Tacoma, Wash.

  • Kwan Wo Ironworks, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.

  • Metal Pros, LLC, Wichita, Kansas

  • Milton Steel Company, Milton, Pa.

  • North Alabama Fabricating Company, Inc., Birmingham, Ala.

  • Padgett, Inc., New Albany, Ind.

  • Schuff Steel Company, Stockton, Calif.

  • Shickel Corporation, Bridgewater, Va.

  • Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel, Gibsonton, Fla.

  • TrueNorth Steel, Rapid City, S.D.

  • Universal Steel, Inc., Lithonia, Ga.

  • Western Slope Iron & Supply, Inc., Grand Junction, Colo.

 

Safety Commendation - Erection

  • AIW, Inc., Hyattsville, Md.

  • Doherty Steel, Paola, Kansas

  • Golden State Bridge, Inc., Benicia, Calif.

  • Kwan Wo Ironworks, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.

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