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CRSI’s David Shepherd Awarded at American Concrete Institute Convention

April 01, 2021

 

CRSI’s David Shepherd
Awarded at American Concrete Institute Convention

 

 

 

SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is pleased to announce Midwest Region Manager, David Shepherd, AIA, has received the Concrete Sustainability Award by The American Concrete Institute (ACI). He was selected for the recognition for his “…exemplary achievement, groundbreaking research, and service to ACI and the concrete industry.”

In his role at CRSI since 2019, David is responsible for the processes and promotion of the benefits of reinforced concrete in the Midwest Region. A licensed architect, Mr. Shepherd has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to CRSI, he spent 18 years at the Portland Cement Association where he most recently held the position of Director of Sustainable Development, and previously as Residential Technology Program Manager.

Mr. Shepherd also worked for a commercial general contractor, was a construction manager for a leading real estate investment/management company, and a principal of a residential design/build business. Mr. Shepherd received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Architecture from the University of Illinois.

ACI annually recognizes select professionals, groups, and companies for their outstanding contributions and dedication to ACI and the concrete industry.

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Virtual Concrete Convention, March 28-April 1, 2021.

Awardees are recognized at the ACI

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About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI): 

 

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the Nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.

The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.

 

CRSI Releases Digital Version of Popular Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, New Digital Rights Management (DRM) Encryption Service for Publications

October 05, 2020

 

CRSI Releases Digital Version of Popular Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, New Digital Rights Management (DRM) Encryption Service for Publications

 

 

 

(SCHAUMBURG, IL – October 1, 2020) The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has released a much- anticipated digital version of their Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, a design guide based on the ACI 318-19 code published in soft-cover form earlier this year.

 

The release of a PDF version of the Design Guide on the ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete follows both direct requests and an enthusiastic response from the design and architecture community after the soft-cover publication sold nearly 300 copies during CRSI’s first presale event.

 

The Design Guide contains comprehensive information on the design and detailing requirements in ACI 318- 19 for cast-in-place concrete buildings with nonprestressed reinforcement. The main goals of this publication are to provide a simplified roadmap that can be used to navigate through the ACI 318 requirements and step-by-step design procedures and design aids that make designing and detailing reinforced concrete buildings simpler and faster. Numerous design and detailing aids are provided throughout the 996-page document and over 140 worked-out, practical design examples are included that illustrate the proper application of the ACI 318 requirements.

 

With the release of the digital version of the Design Guide, CRSI has introduced a new digital rights management (DRM) encryption service for digital publications. Echoing best practices from other organizations’ digital rights management strategies, the new service protects files from piracy by requiring a one-time installation of an Adobe Acrobat plugin and enhances user experience by allowing commenting for collaboration.

 

STEEL REINFORCED CONCRETE: It Enables. Adapts. Endures.

 

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the Nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.

The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces 2020 CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

September 14, 2020

 

 

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces 2020 CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

 

 

 

(SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS) – The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, eight projects were selected to receive recognition.

 

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: (1) Satisfaction of Owners Objectives, (2) Development of Innovative Solutions, (3) Maximizing Project Value, (4) Effective Use of Reinforced Concrete and (5) Overall Aesthetics. Five submittals received an HONORS Award while three received a Merit Certificate.

 

For 50 years, CRSI has recognized design and construction achievement by owners, architects, engineers, and construction managers across North America. Now, the CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program raised the proverbial bar on its 25th anniversary. This year’s entries represented a wide range of project types from all regions of the United States. Each of the selected projects demonstrates excellence and highlights thoughtfully considered solutions brought to fruition through the efficient use and leveraging of steel reinforced concrete’s inherencies.

 

The following projects were selected for recognition (submitting organization is in parenthesis):

 

RESIDENTIAL & HOTEL

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, FL (DeSimone Consulting Engineers) – HONORS Award

W Hotel, Bellevue, WA (Cary Kopczynski & Company) – Merit Certificate

Wolf Point East Tower, Chicago, IL (Commercial Metals Company) – Merit Certificate

 

EDUCATIONAL

University of Louisville – Belknap Academic Building, Louisville, KY (RAI Engineering) – HONORS Award

Chou Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (Tipping Structural Engineers) – Merit Certificate


HEALTHCARE

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Omaha, NE (HDR, Inc.) – HONORS Award

 

COMMERCIAL AND MIXED-USE

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, New Brunswick, NJ (DeSimone Consulting Engineers) – HONORS Award

 

TRANSPORTATION

Consolidated Rental Car Facility (Kahului Airport), Kahului, HI (BASE) – HONORS Award

 

For more information on this year’s CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards winning projects, please contact Dave Mounce, Director of Communications, at dmounce@crsi.org or 630-380-5820.

 

 

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the Nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.

The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.

CRSI’s Amy Trygestad Promoted to Vice President of Engineering

May 18, 2020

 

CRSI’s Amy Trygestad Promoted to Vice President of Engineering

 

 

 

SCHAUMBURG, IL  – The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) ispleased to announce the promotion of Amy Trygestad, P.E., F.ACI, to the position of Vice President of Engineering.

Ms. Trygestad began her career with CRSI in 2016 as the Director of Codes and Standards where she identified opportunities, developed strategies, and created code change proposals and revisions to current standards. In this role, she also assisted in the development of new CRSI standards to further building requirements that are supportive to the steel reinforced concrete industry. In 2018, Ms. Trygestad was instrumental in the 2021 International Building Code adoption of the prescriptive inclusion of flat plate voided concrete slab assemblies.

Ms. Trygestad has over 25 years of experience in the design and construction of reinforced concrete structures, Prior to joining CRSI, Ms. Trygestad was the president and principal engineer of Chase Engineering and led the local structural engineering partner design and construction efforts for the US Bank Stadium, a $1.027 billion project in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also previously worked as the central US regional engineering manager in the Portland Cement Association’s buildings and special structures group.

“I am excited to announce Amy’s promotion to Vice President of Engineering with CRSI. Her work related to codes and standards over the past nearly four years for CRSI has proven her attention to detail and skillful navigation of the complex codes landscape. I look forward to working with her in this new role as she takes the lead of our technical team and efforts,” states Danielle Kleinhans, CRSI President and CEO.

As the Vice President of Engineering, Ms. Trygestad is responsible for overseeing all technical activities performed by the CRSI engineering team. She will continue to serve as the chair of the Alliance of Concrete Codes and Standards, collaborating with allies on code and advocacy initiatives for the reinforced concrete industry.

Ms. Trygestad obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota.

 

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the Nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.

The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.

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2020 “CRSI HONORS” Design and Construction Awards Program Call for Entries Opens

March 17, 2020

 

2020 “CRSI HONORS” Design and Construction Awards Program
Call for Entries Opens

 

(SCHAUMBURG, IL – March 16, 2020) The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the kickoff of the popular and structures recognition program. The window for submitting entries is open from March 16 to June 1, 2020.

For 50 years CRSI has recognized excellence in the design and construction of concrete buildings and bridges. Project achievements will inspire prospective clientele and tomorrow’s design and construction leaders.

The 2020 CRSI HONORS program is open to all project team members including owners, designers, builders and structural material suppliers.

Eligible structures utilize reinforced concrete as the primary structural system, are located in the United States, Canada, or Mexico and must be completed between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2019.

HONORS submittals are reviewed for the ways steel reinforced concrete is leveraged in an innovative or exceptional manner to improve the structure’s value, sustainability, appearance and durability. Design and/or construction approaches to which ultimate outcome objectives are achieved are also considered.

Project categories include:

 

  • Residential & Hotel
  • Commercial & Mixed-Use
  • Cultural & Entertainment
  • Transportation
  • Educational
  • Federal/State/Municipal
  • Healthcare

 

 

Due to their entry in the HONORS program, many of the projects receive exposure in Institute promotions for steel reinforced concrete design and construction. Many entries become case studies on the CRSI website, as well as referenced in our popular university and professional development programs.

Submitting an entry for this respected award is quick and convenient! Visit the CRSI HONORS website at honors.crsi.org for complete details. Participation is FREE for Members. Non-members pay $150 and receive complimentary Professional membership for one year. Professional membership benefits include the opportunity to participate in the Institute at the national, regional, and local levels; CRSI’s experts offer daily technical assistance; the chance to join any of the CRSI committees; and attending CRSI Region Managers’ presentations and workshops. There is no limitation on the number of project entries you can submit.

 

Share the success and innovation of your project for the chance to receive some well-deserved recognition and possible CRSI membership. Enter early and often!

 

 

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the Nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.

The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.