Michael West PE, RA, CWI, F.ASCE
Emeritus Vice President

Michael A. West received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1971 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977. Mr. West is registered in Wisconsin, both as an Architect and as a Professional Engineer, and as a Professional Engineer in Michigan and Ohio.

Mr. West has been employed at CSD Structural Engineers since 1978, was made an Associate in 1981, and a Principal in 1985. During his tenure, he was responsible for both architectural and structural design for numerous projects in the area of industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings. He has also been responsible for the structural design of numerous low and mid-rise buildings. These buildings include office buildings, hotels, warehouses and institutional buildings. Mr. West was appointed Emeritus Vice President in 2016.

Mr. West is the co-author of AISC Design Guide 3 Serviceability Design Considerations for Steel Buildings, and AISC Design Guide 10 Erection Bracing of Low-Rise Structural Steel Frames. Mr. West is also the coauthor of AISC’s Lectures Intelligent Design and Effective Design. He has lectured extensively for AISC, both at NASCC and in AISC Seminars over the last twenty-five years, including presentations of the lectures presenting the both the 2005 and 2010 Specifications and Manuals.

Mr. West is a member of AISC’s Committees on Manuals and Textbooks, and the Code of Standard Practice and AISC’s Specification Technical Committee TC 12 – Quality Control and Assurance. Mr. West is the chairman of AISC’s Certification Standards Committee. Mr. West is a member of ACI’s Committee 117 – Tolerances. Mr. West also chairs the AISC-ACI Task Group on Tolerances for the Construction of Steel and Concrete Structures the AISC-ACI Task Group on Coordination. Additionally, Mr. West is a member of ASCE’s Standards Committee 37 – Design Loads on Structures During Construction.

In 2013, Mr. West received a Lifetime Achievement Award for the American Institute of Steel Construction. Also in 2013, Mr. West was elected to Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 2014, Mr. West received the Civil Government Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.


Bachelor of Architecture, 1971, University of Illinois - Urbana
Master of Business Administration, 1977, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Professional Registration



Award for Excellence, Hunzinger Construction Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2010, for “Exemplary Dedication to Excellence and Customer Satisfaction, Striving to Exceed Industry Standards Through Continuous Quality Improvement” – Glendale Department of Public Works
Lifetime Achievement Award, American Institute of Steel Construction, 2013
Election to Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2013
Civil Government Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014

Professional Societies

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Corporate Member (until 2011) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Member
Organization Involvement