Reidar Bjorhovde Named Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers
DR. BJORHOVDE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF SSRC SINCE 1973 DISTINGUISHED MEMBER 1998 TO PRESENT MEMBER OF THE SSRC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 1987-2008 SSRC VICE CHAIR 1995-98 SSRC CHAIR 1998 – 2002 IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR 2002-05
Reidar Bjorhovde, Dr.-Ing., Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE was recently named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The society’s highest accolade, to date only 649 of ASCE’s worldwide members have been elected to receive this honor since the society’s founding in 1852.
Bjorhovde will be recognized for his seminal research on the stability and reliability of steel columns, for reliability and design of bolted connections, for reliability and performance of composite frames and heavy steel members, for classifying bolt-ed and welded connections, and for his significant contributions in preparing national and international steel design codes. He will receive the award at the ASCE Global Engineering Conference in Panama City, Panama, Oct. 7-11, 2014.
Bjorhovde is currently the president of The Bjorhovde Group, which he founded in 1998. He consults on construction projects, engineering projects, design codes and research around the world, with a focus on steel materials.
Before his work in consulting, Bjorhovde was a professor for many years at the University of Arizona and the University of Alberta in Canada, and he was professor and chair of the Department of Civil Engi-neering at the University of Pittsburgh.
He is currently the editor of the Journal of Constructional Steel Research of Elsevier Science and the research editor of the American Institute of Steel Construction Engineering Journal.
Bjorhovde holds doctoral degrees from the Norwegian Institute of Technology and Lehigh University.