The award was presented by John Kross, current member of the BTF Oversight Council.
SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Steel Bridge Task Force (BTF), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design, and the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) have partnered to establish a new award to honor Alexander D. Wilson, one of the steel industry’s most distinguished metallurgical engineers, who served as the chairman of the Steel Bridge Task Force for more than two decades.
The first award was presented to Dean C. Krouse, a metallurgical consultant at a recently held meeting of the Steel Bridge Task Force in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The award was presented by John Kross, current member of the BTF Oversight Council.
Robert J. Wills, P.E., AISI’s vice president of construction said that the Institute is honoured to establish this award in memory of Alex Wilson and in recognition of the many contributions he made over the years to advance steel as the material of choice in the bridge industry. Also, it is especially honored to present the first Alexander D. Wilson Memorial Award to Dean Krouse, a colleague and friend to Alex and his family, he added.
The annual award recognizes individuals who have made significant industry contributions to advance steel as the material of choice for steel bridge supply, production, design, fabrication or construction.
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