The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) presented three Design Excellence Awards during the recent 2016 CFSEI/MASFA (Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance) Expo at the Historic Inns of Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. The winners were: a) First Place – Base Design Group, Inc. for Meditech Foxborough Office and Conference Center in Foxborough, MA; b) Second Place – Excel Engineering, Inc. for The Wharf, 525 Water in Washington D.C.; and c) Third Place – ClarkDietrich Engineering Services, LLC for the William P. Hobby Airport Expansion Project in Houston, TX. The CFSEI Design Excellence Awards recognize small and large projects that exemplify excellence in the structural design of new or renovated structures utilizing cold-formed steel products.
“These three projects are excellent examples of using cold-formed steel framing and extensive team coordination to accomplish innovative and cost-effective design solutions,” said Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP – BD+C, Managing Director of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute. “Each project presented its own unique design challenges. We received many creative submissions for this award, and had a difficult time making the final selections. We appreciate all of the entries that were submitted.”