Reidar Bjorhovde is President of The Bjorhovde Group, a consulting firm located in Tucson, Arizona. With doctoral degrees from the Norwegian Institute of Technology and Lehigh University, Dr. Bjorhovde has held positions with the Norwegian Institute of Technology and AISC. He was a professor at the University of Alberta, the University of Arizona and the University of Pittsburgh for many years. He is Editor of the Journal of Constructional Steel Research, published by Elsevier Science, and Research Editor of the AISC Engineering Journal.
Dr. Bjorhovde advises industry, designers, fabricators and owners on construction projects throughout the world, and works with industry, government associations and research councils on engineering projects as well as research and code needs. He has conducted extensive research and design code development, including landmark work on the stability and reliability of steel columns, structural steel connections, steel materials and composite structures.
The author of more than 300 archival publications, he has received many awards, including the T. R. Higgins Award of AISC, the Research Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the NATO Senior Scientist Award, the Croes Medal, the Hardesty Award and the George Winter Award of ASCE, the Duggan Medal of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the IMCA Award of the Mexican Institute of Steel Construction, the Lynn S. Beedle Award of the Structural Stability Research Council and the AISC Lifetime Achievement Award. The Singapore Structural Steel Society has named him an Honorary Fellow.
Dr. Bjorhovde is a member of the AISC Specification committee and until recently was also a member of the AISI Specification committee for cold-formed steel structures. He is a member of the committee for the Canadian steel design standard CSA S16. He served on the committee that developed the 2005 Hong Kong steel design code, and is currently an advisor to the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) as well as to the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore. He is a past chairman of the Structural Stability Research Council and of the Executive Committee of the Technical Activities Division of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute, where he has been a committee chairman and member of a large number of committees. Among signal efforts, he founded the highly successful Committee on Design of Steel Building Structures in 1981 and chaired it for 5 years. Dr. Bjorhovde is a Fellow of ASCE and a Registered Professional Engineer in the United States, Canada and Norway.