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FYI, in case you did not see it through the initial distribution. My mentor
and friend from Penn State will now be lending his talents and wisdom to


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From: AISC [mailto:AISC]
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 2:33 PM
To: AISC Newsletter
Subject: The Latest News From AISC


AISC Names New Vice President of Engineering

Louis F. Geschwindner, Jr., P.E., Ph.D., professor of architectural
engineering at Penn State University, has been named AISC's vice president
of engineering and research. "AISC will benefit from Lou's technical
expertise, vision, and ability to facilitate activities between the wide
range of groups within the design community and construction industry,"
explained H. Louis Gurthet, P.E., president of AISC.

Geschwindner, who will remain at Penn State, will be responsible for
establishing AISC's technical long-range objectives and initiatives, as
well as coordinating technical activities between AISC and outside groups.
Charles J. Carter, P.E., S.E., AISC's chief structural engineer, will
retain responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the department.

"This appointment provides me a great opportunity to expand my involvement
with AISC into new and important areas," Geschwindner stated. "I am
excited to help lead the technical activities of the Institute and look
forward to strengthening AISC's strong connections with the design
community, construction industry, code community and governmental

Geschwindner was the 2000 recipient of the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award
for his paper: "A Practical Look at Frame Analysis, Stability, and Leaning
Columns." He also is a member of both the AISC Committee on Specifications
and the AISC Technical Activities Committee and chairman of the ASCE/SEI
Committee on Design of Steel Building Structures. He also has authored
numerous papers as well as contributed to such books as: "Fundamentals of
Structural Analysis," "Structural Steel Designer's Handbook," "Steel
Design Handbook," "Load and Resistance Factor Design of Steel Structures,"
and "Guidelines for Design of Low-Rise Buildings Subjected to Lateral

Geschwindner can be contacted at: mailto:geschwindner(--nospam--at)

AISC Members Receive Free Engineering Journal Article Downloads

AISC members may now search for and download all 38 years of Engineering
Journal articles-at NO CHARGE (non-members pay $10 per article).

To access this service, visit

AWS D1.1 Online Chat Scheduled for September 10

As part of AISC's continuing series of online seminars and chats, the
September 10 session will discuss AWS D1.1:2002. The chat will cover the
many changes that will affect the design of welded connections. This
month's e-panel includes: Donald D. Rager, president of Rager Consulting
Inc. and current chair of the D1.1 Committee; David McQuaid, president of
D.L. McQuade Consultants and immediate past chair of the D1.1 Committee;
Duane Miller, manager of The Lincoln Electric Company's Welding Technology
Center; Robert E. Shaw, president of the Steel Structures Technology
Center; and Dean Phillips from Hobart.

The chat begins at 2 pm central time on September 10. To participate,
please visit


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