Dr. LeRoy Lutz will be presented with the Beedle Award during the 2017 SSRC Annual Stability Conference during NASCC. The presentation will be held in Room 217A on Friday March 24 at 10:15 a.m. Dr. Lutz will also present on “The History of the Development of the Single Angle Design Provisions in the AISC Specification.”
Dr. Lutz is Vice President Emeritus of Computerized Structural Design (CSD) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which he co-founded in 1968. Dr. Lutz has published numerous papers and has contributed to many technical committee publications related to reinforced concrete, single angle design and member bracing, and he has been a member of SSRC since 1985 with 18 years of service on the SSRC Executive Committee.
The award has been established in honor of the late Lynn S. Beedle, an international authority on stability and the development of code criteria for steel and composite structures. He was a leader and outstanding contributor to the work of the Structural Stability Research Council for a period of more than 50 years, establishing the council as the preeminent organization worldwide in the area of structural stability.
Through Lynn Beedle’s dedicated work and leadership in the national and international arenas, the structural engineering profession has seen advanced concepts developed into practical engineering tools. He consistently and successfully endeavored to advance collaboration between researchers, engineers and code writers worldwide. Recipients of the Lynn S. Beedle Award must meet the following criteria:
• Longtime member of SSRC
• A worldwide leading stability researcher or designer of structures with significant stability issues
• A leader in fostering cooperation between professionals worldwide
• Significant contributions to national and international design code development
Congratulations to Dr. Lutz on this prestigious award.