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Have You Heard the ‘Father of LRFD’?
Posted by Tasha Weiss on September 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM.

podcasts_sept_sitn.jpgTune in to the 10th installment of AISC’s Steel Profiles podcast series to listen to a 37-minute interview with the ‘father of LRFD’ (Load and Resistance Factor Design), Ted Galambos, Ph. D., P.E, emeritus professor of structural engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Among his many industry contributions, Galambos is probably best known for his work on the development of the 1986 AISC/LRFD Specification, which earned him AISC’s prestigious T.R. Higgins award in 1981. His illustrious academic research and teaching career began at Lehigh University in 1959, then continued at Washington University in St. Louis and finally at the University of Minnesota.


In this latest AISC podcast, hear about how Galambos made it all the way from Budapest to North Dakota when he was just 19 years old, his dangerous yet fascinating research on the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis, and find out if he’ll be writing his LRFD memoirs anytime soon. Listen now at


Next month’s episode features an interview with international research expert, Reidar Bjorhovde, Ph.D., P.E.


If you’ve missed any of Steel Profiles’ first 10 conversations with steel experts, simply visit where all episodes are available for easy listening and downloading. You can also access the podcast series on iTunes (search for “Steel Profiles”). Register for a free Steel Profiles subscription and each new monthly episode will automatically be downloaded for you.

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