Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces CRSI HONORS Recipients

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has announced the recipients of the inaugural 2013 CRSI HONORS recognition program. For over 40 years the CRSI Design Awards program has recognized design and construction achievement by owners, architects, engineers and construction managers across North America.

The focus of CRSI HONORS is less the structure itself and more the leadership and innovation demonstrated by design and construction professionals, who under challenging circumstances, leverage material strengths and find ways to make great structures possible. Submittals were reviewed in detail, focusing on the ways in which reinforced concrete was leveraged by professionals and improved the structure’s value, sustainability, appearance and durability. Submittals are categorized by Project, Leader, Innovation or Corporate and had to be substantially completed between January 1st, 2009 and March 1st, 2013 and be primarily dependent upon steel reinforced concrete systems.

A total of 30 CRSI HONORS submittals were recognized for their excellence in design and construction among the reinforced concrete industry. Recognitions included an Honors Award, Merit Award and a Special Citation.

Honors Awards

Datum Engineers, Austin, Texas – Project: College of Liberal Arts
Recognized for excellence in design by effectively combining system repetition, perimeter cantilevers and the inherent properties of steel reinforced concrete to deliver an exceptionally economical  structural solution for this educational building.

Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, Dallas, Texas – Project: Dallas City Performance Hall
Recognized for excellence in design though the leveraging of reinforced concrete's inherent strength, acoustic and fluid characteristics to create a effective response to demanding structural and sustainability requirements at this prominent performance venue.

SDI Structures, East Lansing, Mich. – Project: Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum
Recognized for excellence in design and innovation resulting in the accomplishment of exceptionally challenging sloped architectural concrete walls central to the design theme of this unique museum.

HDR Architecture, Lemont, Ill. – Project: Energy Sciences Building at Argonne National Laboratory
Recognized for excellence in design by leveraging the vibration resistance, modular adaptability and sustainable qualities of steel reinforced concrete to create a uniquely attractive, flexible and durable research space.

Cary Kopczynski & Company, Bellevue Wash. – Project: Noho III
Recognized for excellence in design by leveraging the inherent qualities of steel reinforced concrete to deliver ultra-long floor spans, enhanced thermal performance, adaptability and remarkable construction economy for this Class-A office space.

Town of Ocean City, Ocean City, Md. – Project: Ocean City Performing Arts Stage & Comfort Station
Recognized for excellence in design by leveraging the inherent thermal, low-maintenance and resilient qualities of steel reinforced concrete to create a uniquely attractive, low-maintenance and sustainable public space in a challenging high wind and wave threat location.

Datum Engineers, Dallas, Texas – Project: Perot Museum of Science and Nature
Recognized for excellence in design and innovation employed in the accomplishment of uniquely challenging steel reinforced concrete slabs, walls and Y-columns central to the design theme of this unique museum.

SteelWorks Rebar Fabricators LLC and Davis JD Steel, Miami, Fla. – Innovation: Port of Miami Tunnel
Recognized for collaborative innovation through the team fabrication of precision pre-assembly of pre-cast tunnel form reinforcing cages resulting in improved construction quality and efficiency in demanding conditions.

Morley Construction Company, San Diego, Calif. – Project: San Diego New Central Library
Recognized for excellence in design for utilizing concrete’s flexibility, strength, and resilience to create a beautiful and unique public facility.

Barton Malow, Southfield, Mich. – Innovation: Technological Innovation
Recognized for leadership and innovation in the design and construction of steel reinforced concrete structures by leveraging Building Information Modeling and Virtual Design & Construction to expand the efficiency and potential of steel reinforced concrete systems. 

Cary Kopczynski & Company, Bellevue Wash. – Innovation: Technological Innovation
Recognized for design excellence through the innovative use of use of high-strength reinforcing and concrete resulting in a cost-effective response to demanding seismic design requirements and constructability concerns for Avalon Towers.

Martin/Martin Inc., Lakewood, Colo. – Innovation: Technological Innovation
Recognized for leadership and innovation in the design and construction of steel reinforced concrete structures by leveraging Paramaetic Rebar Detailing to expand the efficiency and potential of steel reinforced concrete systems. 

DeSimone Consulting Engineers, New York, N.Y. – Project: The New School University Center
Recognized for excellence in design by leveraging the inherent fluid and resilient qualities of steel reinforced concrete to create a effective response to demanding structural requirements and challenging site conditions.

Rangaswamy & Associates, Inc., Louisville, Ky. – Project: The Nucleus
Recognized for excellence in design by leveraging the inherent qualities of steel reinforced concrete to effectively deliver long floor spans, green roof capacity, adaptability and economical cantilevers for this office/dry lab space.

Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, Chapel Hill, N.C. – Project: UNC Genome Science Laboratory Building
Recognized for excellence in design by leveraging the vibration resistance, modular adaptability and sustainable qualities of steel reinforced concrete to create a uniquely attractive, flexible and durable research space.

W.M. Klorman Construction Corporation, Woodland Hills, Calif. – Leader: William Klorman
Recognized for exceptional leadership and innovation in the design and construction of steel reinforced concrete structures through his pioneering work to leverage Building Information Modeling and Virtual Design & Construction to expand the efficiency and potential of steel reinforced concrete systems. 

Merit Awards

Ryan Companies US, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. – Project: 222 Hennepin
Recognized for design excellence through the innovative use of reinforced concrete to respond to challenging site conditions and constructability concerns.

Thoni Thermal Homes, San Juan Bautista, Calif. – Project: Diablo's Sombrero
Recognized for excellence in design by leveraging the inherent fluid and resilient qualities of steel reinforced concrete to create a effective response to demanding structural requirements and challenging site conditions.

Special Citation

Barton Malow, Southfield, Mich. – Leader: Matt Hedke
Recognized for leadership in the design and construction of steel reinforced concrete structures through his guiding emphasis on workplace safety and the use of Building Information Modeling to improve reinforcing steel detailing, visualization and fabrication. 

Tilt-Werks, Lake Mary, Fla. – Innovation: Technological Innovation
Recognized for industry innovation in the design and construction of steel reinforced concrete structures through the innovative development of comprehensive tilt-up concrete system design software. 

 

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