Award Winning Projects
By Brian A. Falconer, SE, PE, and Ick Kim, PE
A steel-framed redevelopment of New York City’s landmarked James A. Farley Building results in a 21st-century transportation hub that includes the spacious Moynihan Train Hall and a massive public space topped by a signature atrium.
Read full article here: Modern Steel Construction
International Design Services, Inc. performed the Structural and Miscellaneous detailing for the Seattle Asian Art Museum Renovation and Expansion project located in Seattle, WA. The project was highlighted in the November 23/30, 2020 ENR magazine as the winner of the best Renovation/Restoration project.
The 1,750 ft. long, $60 million “Navy Pier Flyover” is a popular cycling, walking and running venue. With many site constraints and limited clearances, a meander (bend or curve or spine rib or roller coaster) form was essentially the only option for the grade-separated path way.
Read full article here: Tekla BIM awards LakeFront Trail
Tekla BIM has given The Commercial category award to the PNC Tower model located Pittsburgh. This is a collaboration project between International Design Services, Inc., BuroHappold Engineering, PNC Bank, Gensler, PJ Dick Inc., Sippel Steel Fab, Steel Structures Detailing Inc. and Axis Steel Detailing, Inc.
Read full article here: Tekla North America BIM Awards 2015
The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center has been recognized with an Award of Merit by Engineering News-Record in the Industrial/Manufacturing Category.
The article outlines "The clean coal CFB-based power plant project includes one of the largest air-cooled condenser systems in the industry and is among the cleanest U.S. coal-fired power stations in terms of air emissions."
Read full article here: Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center Awards Page
The Irving Convention Center won the national IDEAS2 award for the category of projects over $75 Million. The National Award is the highest award given a category. The IDEAS2 program is designed to recognize all team members responsible for excellence and innovation in a project's use of structural steel.
The article outlines "the stacked design allows the building to act as a landmark visible from many points in the surrounding area, while at the same time minimizes the building's footprint in order to conserve land for other development"
One of the IDEAS2 Judges, Dan Labriola, commented "The night views of this building and the 'translucent' skin really show off the steel structure."
Read the full article here: Irving Convention Center IDEAS2 Awards
The local galvanizer for the McDermott Project, Valmont Coatings-Salina Galvanizing, won the American Galvanizer's Association award for excellence.
The article outlines, "The McDermott Altamira facility is a perfect example of how hot-dip galvanized steel answers the corrosion questions presented by large, industrial facilities that are located in harsh, tropical marine environments."
Read the full article here: McDermott AGA Awards Article