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John Kulicki Wins Top Designer Award
Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 28, 2011 at 11:50 AM.

kulicki-john-0408-25_300.jpgJohn M. Kulicki, P.E., Ph.D., chairman and CEO of bridge engineering firm Modjeski and Masters, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the recipient of the J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award for his significant achievements in bridge analysis and design. The award, presented on a selective basis by AISC, honors pre-eminent engineers and architects who have made an outstanding contribution to the structural steel industry through their design work. Kulicki will be honored at the 2012 NASCC: The Steel Conference at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Dallas, April 18-20.


“John’s work has advanced the state of the art in every aspect of steel bridge design,” said Bill McEleney, director of the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA). “Aside from his signature achievement of leading the AASHTO LRFD bridge code development team, the diversity of steel bridge types he has designed across the country is a clear indication of the broad range of his design acumen. His willingness to share his expertise has benefited the bridge design community today and will continue to inform steel bridge designers of the future.”


A graduate of Lafayette College and Lehigh University, Kulicki has more than 40 years of experience in bridge analysis and design. He joined Modjeski and Masters in 1974 and has led analysis and design work for numerous bridge projects including suspension, cable-stayed, long-span truss and arch bridges, and girder bridges. He supervised the design of such notable structures as the long-span Second Blue Water Bridge between Port Huron, Mich., and Point Edward, Ontario - winning a 1997 ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award and a Prize Bridge Award by NSBA in 2000. Currently chairman and CEO, he continues to manage design projects, develop design criteria and supervise all phases of design.


For more information about the Kimbrough Award and other AISC awards programs, visit

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