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AISC Seeks Higgins Lectureship Award Nominations
Posted by Tasha Weiss on June 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM.

Nominations are now being accepted for AISC’s prestigious T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award, which includes a $15,000 cash award. The award recognizes an outstanding lecturer and author whose technical paper or papers, published during the eligibility period, are considered an outstanding contribution to the engineering literature on fabricated structural steel. The award winner will be recognized and present a lecture at the 2013 NASCC: The Steel Conference, April 17-20, in St. Louis.


AISC encourages anyone involved with steel design and construction to submit nominations by August 1, 2012. Nominations must include the following information:

  • Name and affiliation of the individual nominated
  • Title of the paper(s) for which the individual is nominated, including publication citation
  • If the paper(s) is authored by multiple individuals, identify the principal author
  • Reasons for nomination
  • A copy of the paper(s) as well as any published discussion


This year’s T.R. Higgins Award winner is Michel Bruneau, Ph.D., P.E., professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering at the University at Buffalo, N.Y. He is honored for his papers on steel plate shear wall design, published in AISC’s Engineering Journal and the proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering.


“Receiving the award is a very special honor, and even more so, knowing that T.R. Higgins led the development of plastic design techniques for steel structures, as plastic design is a tool that I use every day in my research endeavors,” commented Bruneau. “My sincere thanks to AISC, the jury members and to all those who contributed to the research recognized by this award.”


For additional award requirements and nomination submission details, go to AISC’s press release, here, or visit

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