2017 CFSEI DISTINGUISHED AWARD WINNERS

JEFFREY KLAIMAN, P.E., RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 CFSEI JOHN P. MATSEN AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has named Jeffrey Klaiman, P.E., Principal of ADTEK Engineers, Inc. as the recipient of the 2017 CFSEI John P. Matsen Award for Distinguished Service. The award recognizes the significant contributions of an individual who has volunteered time, talent and resources to the cold-formed steel industry. It was renamed in 2016 to honor John P. Matsen, P.E., founder and principal of Matsen Ford Design Associates in Waukesha, Wisconsin, who passed away in June 2015. Jeffrey Klaiman was recognized during the 2017 CFSEI Expo held May 22-23 at the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.    

“Jeff is nationally recognized as an expert in the design and construction of cold-formed steel framing,” said Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP – BD+C, Managing Director of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute. “He generously shares his knowledge and experience through industry webinars, seminars and other speaking engagements to promote the most efficient use of cold-formed steel framing, its design and inspection. This is the highest award that we present for individual achievement, and it is an honor to recognize Jeff, who shares the passion John Matsen had for demonstrating innovative design solutions available with cold-formed steel framing to other design professionals.” 

Jeffrey Klaiman, P.E., is Principal of ADTEK Engineers, Inc. and leads the company’s structural engineering and specialty engineering (cold-formed steel) practices.  He is licensed in multiple states. He currently serves as president of the Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance and is a member and past president of CSFEI; chairman of the Standard Practices Subcommittee of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Framing Standards; a member of the AISI Committee on Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members; and a member of ASTM Committees A05, C02 and C03.

 

2016 CFSEI DISTINGUISHED AWARD WINNERS

NABIL RAHMAN AS RECIPIENT OF THE 2016 CFSEI JOHN P. MATSEN AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Award is renamed to honor a respected and beloved colleague

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has named Nabil Rahman, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2016 CFSEI John P. Matsen Award for Distinguished Service. CFSEI’s Distinguished Service Award was renamed this year to honor John P. Matsen, P.E., founder and principal of Matsen Ford Design Associates in Waukesha, Wisconsin, who passed away in June 2015. The award, which recognizes the significant contributions of an individual who has volunteered time, talent and resources to the coldformed steel industry, was presented recently during the 2016 CFSEI /MASFA (Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance) Expo at the Historic Inns of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. “Nabil is considered one of the premier structural engineers in the cold-formed steel framing industry, recognized especially for his expertise in the areas of blast, impact and progressive collapse,” said Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP – BD+C, Managing Director of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute. “His contributions to our industry are numerous and varied, ranging from inventions to new software products to technical publications and more. At CFSEI, we especially appreciate his leadership at the national level and on several of our committees. He has also been active in our webinar series since it was launched, playing key roles in organizing the sessions, hosting them, and answering questions at their conclusion. His contributions have greatly enhanced the webinar series. “This year, the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award is especially meaningful because it was renamed to honor John P. Matsen, a widely respected colleague and friend,”

Rizzuto said. “During a career that spanned more than three decades, John was committed to pioneering and expanding the use of cold-formed steel framing in structural and nonstructural applications. He chaired many of the CFSEI committees, and like Nabil, dedicated countless hours to launching and improving our webinar series. It is especially fitting that Nabil, who shares John’s passion for the industry, was named as the first recipient of the award that bears his name. It is the highest award that we present for individual achievement.” Nabil A. Rahman, Ph.D., P.E. is the Director of Engineering and R&D for The Steel Network, Inc. and a Principal at FDR Engineers in Durham, NC. He is the current chairman of the ASCESEI Committee on Cold-Formed Steel Structures and a past chairman of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute. Dr. Rahman has vast experience in cold-formed steel design, product development, and software development; as well as the analysis and protection of structures against extreme loads (progressive collapse, blast and impact). He serves as a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Specifications and Committee on Framing Standards, and is a member of the ASCE Committee on Disproportionate Collapse. He is a named inventor on seven U.S. patents, the technical director of one of the top-used software products in the U.S. for the design of cold-formed steel components, and the author of more than 50 research papers and technical notes.