The three-dimensional curve attracts and raises the architectural feeling in me as an engineer, commented Nasser Heydari, a doctorate civil engineering student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and the student judge in the IDEAS2 awards competition.
The IDEAS2 award dates back more than 50 years with AISC.
The IDEAS2 Award program highlights innovative design in engineering and architecture with structural steel.
We are extremely proud to receive an IDEAS2 Award from AISC for the fourth year in a row," said Jeffrey Smilow, national director of building structures at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
The combined ingenuity, architecture and engineering involved in the Vegas High Roller surpass any Ferris Wheel to date, commented IDEAS2
awards judge, Ashley Carey, a former field engineer with Skanska Koch (she recently joined Stonebridge Steel Erection).
Caption: Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, received three IDEAS2
National Certificates of Recognition from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) for its structural design of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx (above) New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and the Viva ELVIS Theater at ARIA Resort in Las Vegas, NV.