CRSI Announces 2020 Honors Design and Construction Awards Recipients

CRSI Honors LogoThe Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, eight projects received recognition as CRSI Honors Award Recipients.

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 lastly (5) Overall Aesthetics. Five submittals received an HONORS Award while three received a Merit Certificate.

For 50 years, CRSI has recognized design and construction achievement by owners, architects, engineers, and construction managers across North America. Now, the CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program raised the proverbial bar on its 25th anniversary. As a result, this year’s entries represented a wide range of project types from all regions of the United States. Each of the selected projects demonstrates excellence and also highlights thoughtfully considered solutions brought to fruition through the efficient use and leveraging of steel reinforced concrete’s inherencies.

The CRSI Honors Award Recipients are as follows (submitting organization is in parenthesis):


Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, FL (DeSimone Consulting Engineers) – HONORS Award

W Hotel, Bellevue, WA (Cary Kopczynski & Company) – Merit Certificate

Wolf Point East Tower, Chicago, IL (Commercial Metals Company) – Merit Certificate


University of Louisville – Belknap Academic Building, Louisville, KY (RAI Engineering) – HONORS Award

Chou Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (Tipping Structural Engineers) – Merit CertificateHEALTHCARE

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Omaha, NE (HDR, Inc.) – HONORS Award


New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, New Brunswick, NJ (DeSimone Consulting Engineers) – HONORS Award


Consolidated Rental Car Facility (Kahului Airport), Kahului, HI (BASE) – HONORS Award

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 steel reinforced concrete construction. Because it is among the nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents and design aids. They also produce reference materials as well as offer additional educational opportunities.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products. They also represent over 600 locations in 49 states with over 15,000 employees. In addition, members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is also estimated that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.

The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. Additionally, CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.

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