Reidar Bjorhovde, Dr.-Ing., Ph.D., P.Eng., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, is honored by ASCE for acknowledged eminence related to his research on the stability and reliability of steel columns and on classifying bolted and welded connections, and for his significant contributions in preparing national and international steel design codes. President of the Bjorhovde Group, Bjorhovde has contributed significantly to a thorough understanding of the stability and reliability of steel columns, the behavior of structural steel connections, and the material properties of heavy structural shapes and composite systems. His work in the early 1970s on steel columns continues to be the definitive resource in this subject area. Bjorhovde’s research on bolted and welded connections was instrumental in defining a modern system for classifying the restraint of these components at beam column interfaces. His later work on material behavior within jumbo steel shapes and composite members continues to also impact specifications worldwide. A member of the Executive Committee of the ASCE/SEI Technical Activities Division, and editor of the Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Bjorhovde is often noted as the person who was responsible for establishing the technically productive ASCE Committee on Design of Steel Building Structures. The impressive number of awards and honors that Bjorhovde has received is a reflection of his impact on the design profession; among them are ASCE’s J. James R. Croes Medal, Shortridge Hardesty Award, and George Winter Award.
Bjorhovde Elected to the Grade of Distinguished Member
April 1, 2014