The purpose of the CFSEI Awards Program is to publicly acknowledge outstanding achievement in creative design, technical innovation, and best practices in the use of cold-formed steel and to publicly acknowledge individuals who have volunteered their time and talent to the CFS industry.
The winners of the 2017 CFSEI Design and John P. Matsen Award for Distinguished Service Awards will be announced at the 2017 CFSEI Expo being held on May 22 and 23 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Currently there are three categories: design excellence, innovative detail and distinguished service.
AWARD CATEGORY I
Design Excellence: 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.
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 web site and a 10 minute opportunity to present the project summary at the CFSEI Expo.
Winning entry will receive 50% off one CFSEI Expo registration, one free CFSEI membership, public recognition via trade publications and social media, and a 10 minute opportunity to present the project summary at the CFSEI Expo.
Winning entry will receive one free CFSEI membership, public recognition via trade publications and social media, and a 10 minute opportunity to present the project summary at the CFSEI Expo.
AWARD CATEGORY II
Innovative Detail: Any cold-formed steel framing detail that exemplifies creativity or ingenuity to solve a design challenge. Participants must submit a single engineered detail along with a brief summary outlining how the detail was used to resolve the design challenge. Submission of additional support documentation (such as calculations or design criteria) is encouraged but not required.
Awards will be presented for an eligible engineered detail at the discretion of the Awards Committee regardless of the total number of entries submitted. In addition to the award, winner(s) will receive one free CFSEI membership and the opportunity to conduct a 10-minute presentation at CFSEI Expo. CFSEI will share information about the winning entries on its website and with construction media/social media outlets.
AWARD CATEGORY III
John P. Matsen Award for Distinguished Service: To acknowledge the contributions of an individual who has volunteered their time, talent, and resources to the CFS industry. One Award for Distinguished Service 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:
JUDGING CRITERIA AWARD CATEGORY II
Entries will be judged on ability to solve a cold-formed steel design challenge based on the following criteria:
JUDGING CRITERIA AWARD CATEGORY III
Judging criteria for the Distinguished Service Award will be based on the following criteria:
The CFSEI Executive Committee will select the Distinguished Service Award recipient.
RULES OF ELIGIBILITY
All entry packets shall be submitted in electronic form on a USB Flash Drive. Download instructions and entry forms below:
Entry packets must be received by 5:00 pm on March 30, 2017. All entry packets should be clearly labeled “Submission for 2017 CFSEI Awards Program” and delivered or mailed to the following address:2017 CFSEI Awards Program Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
25 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Electronic submissions are also acceptable, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.Upon receipt of a complete entry submission, CFSEI will send an email confirming such receipt. Representative of winning entries will be notified by e-mail not later than April 8, 2017. The CFSEI 2017 Awards Program winners will be recognized as a part of the May 2017 CFSEI annual meeting. Representatives of the winning entries and the Distinguished Service Award recipient will be asked to make brief presentations or statements upon receiving their awards. If you have any questions or need clarification about the awards program requirements, please contact Maribeth Rizzuto at email@example.com or by telephone 800-797-8335.