Steve Mahin Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award


In April, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) presented its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Stephen Mahin during the North American Steel Construction Conference in St. Louis.

The award provides special recognition to individuals who have provided outstanding service over a sustained period of years to AISC and to the structural steel design, construction and academic communities.

The award is given to individuals  who have made a positive impact on advancing the use of structural steel, provided sustained service to AISC, earned the respect of their professional peers, are generally acknowledged as having reached the pinnacle of their profession, and have demonstrated, over an extended period of time, innovation and originality in structural steel design.

Professor Mahin has been active in carrying out innovative research related to the seismic behavior of conventional and buckling restrained braced frames as well as moment frame structures. His research to improve the performance of steel structures also includes use of seismic isolation and supplemental energy dissipation devices.  He served as program manager for the SAC Steel Project that developed guidelines for the design of steel moment frame structures following the Northridge earthquake and has served as chair of several US-Japan cooperative research programs related to steel structures.  Professor Mahin is  a corresponding member of the seismic provisions technical committee for AISC.

Published 05/13/2013