2015 Beedle Award Winner: Professor David A. Nethercot
Prior to his retirement in the autumn of 2011, David Nethercot was, for 12 years, the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London; he is now an Emeritus Professor.
He was previously on the staff at Car-diff, Sheffield and Nottingham universities. He was awarded a DSc degree in 1993 and elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering in that same year. He is a Past President of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a former Council Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2006 he was awarded an OBE for services to Structural Engineering; the 2008 Charles Massonet Prize from the ECCS and in 2009 the IStructE Gold Medal. In 2010 he was elected as a Foreign Fellow of the Academy of Technical Sciences and Engineering of Australia. For more than 40 years he has been active in research, teaching and advisory work in the area of steel structures. He has published over 400 papers, including 10 prize winning papers. For 25 years he was a member of the BSI committee responsible for the UK Steel Building Code as well as for UK input into the Structural Euro-codes, including serving as chairman for a decade. He now chairs the BSI committee with oversight of all structural design codes. In addition to his academic career he has advised on several complex and high profile projects, including Wembley Stadium roof and the Gerrards Cross tunnel collapse.
PROFESSOR NETHERCOT WILL BE MAKING HIS BEEDLE PRESENTATION “ALMOST 50 YEARS SPENT SEEKING STABILITY” ON FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015 AT 10:15 AM
Beedle Award Details
The award has been established in honor of the late Lynn S. Beedle, an international authority on stability and the development of code criteria for steel and composite structures. He was a leader and outstanding contributor to the work of the Structural Stability Research Council for a period of more than 50 years, establishing the council as the preeminent organization world-wide in the area of structural stability.
Through Lynn Beedle’s dedicated work and leadership in the national and international arenas, the structural engineering profession has seen advanced concepts developed into practical engineering tools. He consistently and successfully endeavored to advance collaboration between researchers, engineers and code writers worldwide.
THE BEEDLE AWARD WAS ESTABLISHED TO HONOR THE LATE LYNN S. BEEDLE, A LEADER AND OUTSANDING CONTRIBUTOR TO SSRC
Recipients of the Lynn S. Beedle Award must meet the following criteria:
• Longtime member of SSRC. • A worldwide leading stability re-searcher or designer of structures with significant stability issues. • A leader in fostering cooperation between professionals worldwide. • Significant contributions to national and international design code development.
The SSRC Executive Committee serves as the award committee. The award may be presented as frequently as annually. An individual can only re-ceive the award once. The award is presented at the SSRC Annual Stability Conference. It consists of a framed certificate, signed by the SSRC Chair and Vice Chair.