Washington, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) is accepting entries through March 15, 2016 for its Design and Distinguished Service Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement for projects, products and individual service.  The winners will be announced at the CFSEI 2016 Expo, which will be held May 23-24, 2016 in Annapolis, Md. 

The CFSEI Awards Program acknowledges outstanding achievement in creative design, technical innovation, and best practices in the use of cold-formed steel (CFS) as well as individuals who have volunteered time and talent to the cold-formed steel industry. Awards are presented in three categories:

• Category 1 — Project: The award recognizes small and large projects constructed in 2015 that exemplify excellence in the structural design of new or renovated structures utilizing CFS products. Awards are presented for First Place, Second Place and Third Place. 

• Category 2 — Product or Software: The award recognizes any product or software development that has made a positive impact on the cold-formed steel industry in 2015.  Awards will be given to an eligible project at the discretion of the Awards Committee regardless of the total number of projects submitted.

• Category 3 — Distinguished Service: The award recognizes the contributions of an individual who has volunteered significant time, talent and resources to the cold-formed steel industry. One Distinguished Service Award will be presented.

The entries will be judged for design creativity and technical innovation by a panel of five CFS professionals, including two CFSEI member professional engineers, a professor of structural engineering, a licensed architect, and a licensed contractor. The rules of eligibility, entry instructions, and mailing address are available at the CFSEI website at www.cfsei.org/2016cfseiawardsprogram

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