Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Issues First Ever "Award for Innovative Design"

September 28, 2010

Salem, OR – The first-ever Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute "Award for Innovative Design," recognizing pioneering use of cold-formed steel in structural design, was presented for "Research Wind Tunnel for Freightliner Trucks," a Salem vehicle development project commissioned by Freightliner Corp.

Alpine Structural Consultants, the Haines City, FL-based structural framing consultant for the project, received the award as the principal engineering entity responsible for the innovative use of cold-formed steel. The award was presented in a ceremony during the Steel Framing Alliance’s 10th Anniversary Dinner at METAL-
CON International.

The Research Wind Tunnel for Freightliner Trucks was constructed at Swan Island, OR, and completed in 2004. VLMK Consulting Engineers served as project engineer and Mega Pacific was the general contractor, both based in Portland, while Alpine Structural Consultants and Pacific Panel & Steel Truss Inc. (Vancouver, WA) provided consulting services for the project.