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2019 IDEAS2 Awards Call for Entries opens

2019 IDEAS2 Awards Call for Entries opens

World Trade Center Transportation Hub (The Oculus), New York City. Photo: COWI North America

2018 IDEAS2 winner World Trade Center Transportation Hub. Photo: COWI North America

Chicago — Show the great work your firm does in steel through entering the 2019 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) Awards competition! Architectural and engineering firms, structural steel companies, general contractors and owners are encouraged to enter steel-framed building projects in the competition. Conducted annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), this awards program recognizes excellence and innovation in the use of structural steel on building projects across the country. The award is the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the U.S. structural steel industry.

“The IDEAS2 Awards is how we recognize the innovative and progressive ways that you use the versatility, utility and beauty of structural steel in your projects,” said Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, AISC’s president. “You amaze us every year and we look forward to another year of your incredible work.”

Winning projects receive their awards at the project sites during special presentations to which the project team and local dignitaries will be invited. The winning projects will also be recognized at NASCC: The Steel Conference in St. Louis, April 3-5, 2019.

The IDEAS2 jury represents a cross-section of the structural steel design, fabrication and construction industries. Including a diverse panel helps the jury highlight steel solutions to the challenges designers and constructors face in all building types and sizes. Entries will be judged in three categories according to constructed value:

  • Less than $15 million;
  • $15 million to $75 million; and
  • Greater than $75 million.

There is also a category for sculptures, art installations and non-building structures.

The IDEAS2 entry process is conducted online. For the full eligibility requirements, instruction on how to enter and access to the online entry form, visit www.aisc.org/ideas2. The deadline for entries is SteelDay, September 28, 2018 (www.aisc.org/steelday).