2019 CFSEI AWARDS PROGRAM
ENTRIES DEADLINE APRIL 15

PURPOSE

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI), a national organization made up of structural engineers and other design professionals, is accepting nominations for the 2019 CFSEI Awards Program. Awards for Project, Creative Detail and Distinguished Service will be given. Nominations are due by April 15, 2019. Winners will be recognized at the 2019 CFSEI Expo in Chicago, Illinois, June 4-6 2019, and will be published in the CFSEI Newsletter and Website. Winners will also be made available to professional journals through press releases.

The winners of the 2019 CFSEI Design and John P. Matsen Award for Distinguished Service Awards will be announced at the 2019 CFSEI Expo being held on June 4 and 6 in Chicago, Illinois.

Left to right: Paul Dalia, P.E., Chair, CFSEI Executive Committee; Brent Owens, P.E., ClarkDietrich Engineering ServicesAWARD CATEGORY I

Project: Projects that exemplify excellence in the structural design of new or renovated structures utilizing CFS products. Awards will be given to eligible projects at the discretion of the Awards Committee regardless of the total number of projects submitted.

1st Place

Winning entry will receive one free CFSEI Expo registration, one free CFSEI membership, an award, public recognition via trade publications and social media, recognition on CFSEI website and a 5-minute opportunity to present the project summary at the CFSEI Expo.

2nd Place

Winning entry will receive 50% off one CFSEI Expo registration, one free CFSEI membership, public recognition via trade publications and social media, and a 5-minute opportunity to present the project summary at the CFSEI Expo.

3rd Place

Winning entry will receive one free CFSEI membership, public recognition via trade publications and social media and an opportunity to present a 5-minute brief project summary at the CFSEI Expo.

Photo left to right: Georgi Hall, 2017-2018 Chair, CFSEI Executive Committee; Andrew Zafrin, ZFA Structural EngineersAWARD CATEGORY II

Creative Detail: Any cold-formed steel framing detail that exemplifies creativity or ingenuity to solve a design challenge.

Awards will be given for an eligible engineered detail at the discretion of the Awards Committee regardless of the total entries submitted. Winner(s) will receive one free CFSEI membership, an award, public recognition via trade publication and social media, and recognition on the CFSEI website. Winner(s) will also be required to present a 5-minute presentation explaining the overall mechanics of the engineered detail at the CFSEI Expo.

AWARD CATEGORY III

Jennifer Zabik, P.E., S.E.Distinguished Service: To acknowledge the contributions of an individual who has volunteered their time, talent, and resources to the CFS industry. One Distinguished Service Award will be given.

JUDGING CRITERIA AWARD CATEGORY I

Entries will be judged on demonstrated excellence and achievement in the use of cold-formed steel based on the following criteria:

  1. Design creativity
  2. Technical innovation
  3. And overall project excellence in cold-formed steel utilization.

JUDGING CRITERIA AWARD CATEGORY II

Entries will be judged on demonstrated excellence and achievement in the use of cold-formed steel based on the following criteria:

  1. Design creativity
  2. Ingenuity
  3. Design complexity

JUDGING CRITERIA AWARD CATEGORY III

Judging criteria for the Distinguished Service Award will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Resume/ CV of the nominated individual
  2. Testimonial of the nominator

The CFSEI Executive Committee will select the Distinguished Service Award recipient.


RULES OF ELIGIBILITY

  • Any project utilizing cold formed steel framing is eligible.
  • The project’s construction must have been completed in 2018 or later.
  • Entrants may submit more than one project.
  • Projects previously submitted are eligible for resubmission; however, prior winners are not eligible.
  • The Distinguished Service award nominee must be a CFSEI member in good standing. CFSEI and SFA paid staff and members of the CFSEI Executive Committee are not eligible for nomination; paid consultants are eligible for consideration. Nominations must be made by an individual other than the nominee.
    • Complete one form for each entry. The forms have been provided as PDF files that can be downloaded and filled in electronically.
    • Do not submit original materials. Submitted materials will not be returned.
  • The entrant is solely responsible for any matters regarding confidentiality agreements related to the project.
  • All entry materials will become the sole property of CFSEI, which reserves the right to publish some or all of the entry material. The entrant warrants that he/she may legally transfer all publishing rights of any photos, renderings, or drawings submitted to CFSEI. By entering the Awards Program, the entrant grants a royalty and compensation free license to CFSEI to disseminate or publish any copyrighted material submitted; the entrant also grants CFSEI the right to publish the names of the award recipients.
  • Projects or individuals that do not meet eligibility requirements will not be considered for judging.
Presentations of the award winners to be presented at 2019 CFSEI Expo in Chicago from June 4-6.