The Seattle Public Utilities North Transfer Station Rebuild project is a winner of the American Institute of Steel Construction 2017 IDEAS² People’s Choice Award for “innovative design in engineering and architecture with structural steel” in the United States. Award winners were determined by nationwide public vote held Sept. 26 through Sept. 30 on the American Institute of Steel Construction website.
The winners were determined based on quantity of votes received. Other winners include the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and the Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas.
Go here to see all the winners: http://www.aisc.org/content.aspx?id=40750
Integrated Design Engineers is the engineer of record for the station’s steel structures. When open later this year, the new station will contain a tipping/transfer building, a reuse/recycling building, an administration building, and a community playground. The new station replaces the Wallingford North Recycling and Disposal Station that was past its useful life, and will allow Seattle Public Utilities to sort inbound waste into separate recyclable, green waste, and landfill streams.
"Winning this nationwide vote means our North Transfer Station superstructure design was one of America's favorite steel projects built in the past year. That's quite an honor" says Ignasius Seilie PE SE, principal and partner of Integrated Design Engineers.
There were 68 candidates for the 2017 IDEAS² People’s Choice Award, including SLI 47+7 in Seattle, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 4 World Trade Center, and the William P. Hobby Airport Federal Inspection Services Terminal Expansion.
All 68 candidates will continue on to be judged by a panel of construction and design industry experts. Eight IDEAS² National and Merit Award winners will be selected in three categories based on constructed value of the project. Winners will be announced March 2017. The awards are considered “the American steel industry’s highest honors” recognizing exceptional innovation in architecture and engineering of structural steel.