AISC Names IDEAS2 Winners

Steel Construction CompanyThe American Institute of Steel Construction recently named the winners of the 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program, known as IDEAS2.

This program honors excellence in steel-frame building design and is the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the structural steel industry in the United States.

If you want to see a list of the winners, make sure to check out Building Design + Construction website, where they have a full wrap-up complete with photos of each winning building. Some of the top designs include Denver’s train station; an observation tower in Austin, Texas; an observatory in Oracle, Arizona; and a memorial for firefighters in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In each instance, the winners showed a real ingenuity and design that shows that beauty and potential of steel in architecture.

At R.G. Smith Company, we specialize in industrial structural design and construction, so we understand how difficult some of these projects are. They show the best of our industry and as people that work with the same materials each day we marvel at their expertise.

While R.G. Smith Company uses metal in different ways through our steel erection and plant maintenance division, we take the same pride in our work that these designers show. Based in Ohio, R.G. Smith Company designs, develops and install custom industrial sheet metal for modification of and expansion of warehouses and production plants.

We help provide the necessary changes you need to your facility to best serve your company. Our team also works to create a safe operation that allows our employees to work effectively and carefully, while providing construction services that help you business grow.

It’s always fun to see what people can do with steel. As these awards show, there are a lot of innovative things in our industry. We applaud the award winners and are happy to help with whatever steel-related project you have. Contact us today to learn more.


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