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Awards

2014 SEI Award WinnersThe Structural Engineering Institute celebrated its 2014 SEI and ASCE Structural Award winners during the Structures Congress 2014 held in Boston, Massachusetts. SEI members and leadership honored achievement in many areas of structural engineering and related disciplines. 

View the 2014 video presentation that was shown at the Opening Plenary Luncheon on April 3, 2014 at the Structures Congress 2014 in Boston.

View the 2013 video presentation, May 2, 2013, Pittsburgh.

View the 2012 video presentation, March 29, 2012, Chicago.

Structural Engineering Institute Awards

Walter P. Moore Jr. Award: This award is given annually in recognition of a structural engineer who has demonstrated technical expertise in, and dedication to, the development of structural codes and standards. Membership in SEI/ASCE is not required. Nominations are due to SEI by November 1 of each year.

Dennis L. Tewksbury Award: The SEI Board of Governors selects the recipient of the Tewksbury award each year in recognition of outstanding service to the Structural Engineering Institute. Nominations are due to SEI by November 1 of each year.

Gene Wilhoite Award: The Wilhoite Award recipient is chosen from society members in recognition of an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the art and science of transmission line engineering. 

The SEI Wilhoite Award Committee makes recommendations regarding who should receive the Gene Wilhoite award. The committee seeks nominations as to which members should be considered. If a member would like to nominate an outstanding colleague, please convey this information along with a statement outlining their qualifications to Susan Reid. Please submit applications and nominations by September 1. Copies will be forwarded to the Chairman of the SEI Wilhoite Awards Committee.

SEI President’s Award: The SEI President’s Award was established in 2008. The award, which may be given annually, is given at the discretion of the President of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE to recognize exemplary contributions to the success of SEI.

ASCE Structural Awards Based on Meritorious Papers

Papers published in the twelve-month period ending with June of the year preceding the year of award are eligible to compete for several ASCE awards and prizes. Those of interest to Structural Engineers are listed below.

Nominations should be submitted no later than the deadline for each award as established in the current ASCE Official Register to Jane Alspach, Senior Manager, Honors and Awards, ASCE, 1801 Alexander Bell Dr., Reston, VA 20191.

  • ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award- This award is a society-wide competition for a state-of-the-art paper of exceptional merit. Nominations are due October 1 of each year.
  • Collingwood Prize- Society-wide competition for papers describing engineering work or recording investigations contributing to engineering knowledge completed by authors 35 years of age or younger. Nominations are due February 1 of each year.
  • J. James R. Croes Medal- Society-wide competition for a paper of merit as a contribution to engineering science. Papers written jointly by members and non-members are ineligible. There is no direct nomination path for this award since this award is the runner-up to the Norman Medal.
  • T. Y. Lin Award- Society-wide competition for a paper of merit in the field of prestressed concrete. Nominations are due November 1 of each year.
  • Moisseiff Award- Profession-wide recognition of a paper of merit published in the field of structural design and analysis by ASCE. Nominations are due November 1 of each year.
  • Alfred Noble Prize- This is a prize available to members of any grade in a joint Engineering Societies' competition for a technical paper of exceptional merit. The author must be 35 years of age or younger. Nominations are due May 1 of each year.
  • Norman Medal- Society-wide competition for a paper of merit as a contribution to engineering science. Papers written jointly by members and nonmembers are ineligible. Nominations are due October 1 of each year.
  • Raymond C. Reese Research Prize- Profession-wide recognition of a paper published by ASCE that describes a notable achievement in research related to structural engineering and how it can be used. Nominations are due November 1 of each year.
  • Arthur M. Wellington Prize- Profession-wide competition for papers related to transportation, foundations, or closely related subjects. Nominations are due October 1 of each year.

ASCE Structural Awards Based on Meritorious Achievements

  • Jack E. Cermak Medal- Society-wide competition for outstanding contributions in wind engineering. Nominations are due November 1 of each year.
  • Shortridge Hardesty Award- Society-wide competition to recognize an individual(s) who has contributed substantially in applying fundamental results of research to the solution of practical engineering problems in the field of structural stability. Nominations are due by November 1 of each year.
  • Ernest E. Howard Award- Society-wide recognition of an individual who has made a definite contribution to the advancement of structural engineering, be it in research, planning, design, or construction. Nominations are due November 1 of each year.
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize- Society-wide competition to recognize notable achievements in research related to civil engineering. Nominations are due October 1 of each year.
  • Nathan M. Newmark Medal- Society-wide competition to recognize an individual who has substantially strengthened the scientific base of structural engineering through contributions in structural mechanics. Nominations are due November 1 of each year.
  • George Winter Award- Profession-wide recognition of an active structural engineering researcher, educator or practitioner who has consistently worked to advance the state-of-the-art of the profession through the practical application of design and/or research studies. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to the social or artistic needs of the community through work performed in an area not directly related to engineering or science. Nominations are due November 1 of each year.

SEI Chapter of the Year Award

The SEI Chapter of the Year Award is given to recognize an SEI Chapter for its exemplary activities and efforts to advance the structural engineering profession.

The award consists of a tagline with the year of the award (i.e. 2013 SEI Chapter of the Year), a $250 credit toward any SEI related activity, and a plaque presented during the annual Structures Congress awards ceremony.

Only SEI Chapters are eligible for the SEI Chapter of the Year Award. SEI Chapters with LAD Excom members are not eligible for the award.

Awards have been made as follows:

  • 2012 SEI New Orleans Chapter
  • 2013 SEI Sacramento Chapter
  • 2014 SEI Philadelphia Chapter

More information is available on the SEI Local Activities Division webpage for LAD committees

Find a local SEI Chapter or see how to form an SEI Chapter.