The Belmont Gateway Canopy project (Chicago) was awarded the Merit Award: Sculptures/Art Installations/Non-Building Structures, which is a component of the esteemed AISC 2020 IDEAS² Award of excellence program.
CAST CONNEX® engineered and supplied three, four-ton custom cast steel nodes to the project which was inspired by the Olson Waterfall.
The IDEAS² Awards are the highest honor the U.S. structural steel industry bestows upon buildings and other structures around the country.
Judges weighed each project's use of structural steel from both an architectural and structural engineering perspective, with an emphasis on creative solutions to the project's program requirements; applications of innovative design approaches in areas such as connections, gravity systems, lateral load resisting systems, fire and/or blast protection; aesthetic and visual impact of the project; innovative use of architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS); technical or architectural advances in the use of the steel; and/or the use of innovative design and construction methods.
The IDEAS² Award program also recognizes the importance of teamwork, coordination, and collaboration in fostering successful construction projects. Awards for each winning project will be presented to the project team members involved in the design and construction of the structural framing system at ceremonies held at each of the winning projects during the year.
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