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Award Winner: Thomas A. Siewert
This medal is awarded annually to the authors of papers in the Welding Journal that represent the best progress to welding in the categories of structural design, machine design, and maintenance and surfacing. This award was presented at the American Welding Society Annual Meeting held in October 2008 in Las Vegas.
Thomas Siewert and Steven Banovic of MML are recognized for their publicaiton entitled "Failure of Welded Floor Truss Connections from the Extension Wall during Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers." This paper includes detailed findings of the WTC collapse that will allow welding designers and welding engineers to improve designs and codes, leading to buildings with more resistance to structural collapse.
For their paper entitled "Failure of Welded Floor Truss Connections from the Extension Wall during Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers"
Award Date: October 1, 2008