Steel Joist Institute Announces Call for Entries for the Design Awards

FLORENCE, S.C., November 16, 2016 – The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) is excited to announce the call for entries for the annual Design Awards. Entry forms and a full list of contest rules are available at Submissions must be received by February 10, 2017. 

All projects submitted must be located in the United States, Canada or Mexico, and the steel joists and/or Joist Girders must have been manufactured by an active member of SJI. (For a full list of member companies, please visit Additionally, eligible projects must have been constructed within the last three years, and includes new buildings and major retrofit or expansion projects.

The awards will be presented in three categories:

  • Industrial (i.e., manufacturing facilities, distribution centers and warehouses)
  • Non-Industrial (i.e., office buildings, schools and churches)
  • Unique applications (i.e., projects with a unique application of steel joists)

Companies may submit more than one project. Each project will be judged separately based on flexibility, speed of construction, value and aesthetic considerations.

Besides setting standards for the steel joist industry, the Steel Joist Institute works closely with major building code bodies throughout the country helping to develop code regulations regarding steel joists and Joist Girders. The Institute also invests thousands of dollars in research related to steel joists and Joist Girders and offers a complete library of publications and other training, research and design aids. The Steel Joist Institute is a not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit or join the Steel Joist LinkedIn group. The Steel Joist Institute is located at 234 W. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29501.

Erica Guthrie
Public Relations Director
HLK Agency
Tel: 913.706.7273

J. Kenneth Charles, III
Managing Director
Steel Joist Institute
Tel: 843.407.4091