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Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces 2018 CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, 19 projects were selected to receive recognition.

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: (1) Satisfaction of Owners Objectives, (2) Development of Innovative Solutions, (3) Maximizing Project Value, (4) Effective Use of Reinforced Concrete and (5) Overall Aesthetics. Twelve submittals received an HONORS Award while seven received a Merit Certificate.

“We are excited to recognize these buildings and bridges as shining examples of the versatility, aesthetics, and cost effectiveness of steel reinforced concrete. The design and construction teams have proven their innovative spirit through these projects and for that we applaud them,” stated Danielle Kleinhans, President and CEO of CRSI.

For nearly 40 years, CRSI has recognized design and construction achievement by owners, architects, engineers, and construction managers across North America. This year’s entries represented a wide range of project types from all regions of the United States as well as Eastern Canada. Each of the selected projects demonstrates excellence and highlights thoughtfully considered solutions brought to fruition through the efficient use and leveraging of steel reinforced concrete’s inherencies.

The following projects were selected for recognition. Submitting organization is in parenthesis:


One Thousand Museum Towers, Miami, FL (DeSimone Consulting Engineers) – HONORS Award

Panorama Tower, Miami, FL (DeSimone Consulting Engineers) – HONORS Award

Tower 12, Seattle, WA (Cary Kopczynski & Company) – HONORS Award

Halcyon Hotel, Denver, CO (Cary Kopczynski & Company) – Merit Certificate

Mr. Robinson, San Diego, CA (DCI Engineers) – Merit Certificate


55 Hudson Yards, New York, NY (WSP) – HONORS Award

350 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP) – HONORS Award

512 West 22nd Street, New York, NY (DeSimone Consulting Engineers) – Merit Certificate

McDonald’s Headquarters, Chicago, IL (James McHugh Construction Co.) – Merit Certificate

McKinney & Olive, Dallas, TX (Brockette/Davis/Drake, Inc.) – HONORS Award

Park District, Dallas, TX (Brockette/Davis/Drake, Inc.) – Merit Certificate


John F. Kennedy Center Reach Expansion, Washington, DC (R&R Reinforcing, Inc.) – Merit Certificate


University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital/Hospital Parking Ramp #2, Iowa City, IA (CBRE | Heery) – HONORS Award


National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Columbus, OH (Gerdau) – HONORS Award (Shown in photo)

Austin Central Library, Austin, TX (Datum Engineers) – HONORS Award


Waterline Square, New York, NY (WSP) – HONORS Award


I-90 Dresbach Bridge, LaCrosse, WI (Figg Bridge Engineers, Inc.) – HONORS Award

I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Improvements, Brattleboro, VT (Figg Bridge Engineers, Inc.) – HONORS Award

Capital Cascades Crossing Pedestrian Bridge, Tallahassee, FL (Figg Bridge Engineers, Inc.) – Merit Certificate

For more information on this year’s CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards winning projects, please contact Dave Mounce, Director of Communications, at or 630-380-5820.

About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for information related to steel reinforced concrete construction. CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.

Approximately 8 million ton of reinforcing steel is manufactured per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement.

CRSI Members include manufacturers, fabricators, material suppliers and placers of steel reinforcing bars and related products as well as professionals who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI members employ approximately 15,000 people in steel production and reinforcing bar fabrication at over 450 locations throughout North America in over different 45 states.

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