NCSEA Special Awards
Previous Special Award Winners
James Delahay Award
This award is presented at the recommendation of the NCSEA Code Advisory Committee, to recognize outstanding individual contributions towards the development of building codes and standards. It is given in the spirit of its namesake, a person who made a long and lasting contribution to the code development process. Nominees are submitted to the NCSEA Board by the Code Advisory Committee Chairperson.
|2009:||Larry Griffis & Edwin Huston|
|2011:||James R. Harris|
|2013:||Alan G. Steinle|
|2014:||James R. Cagley & James O. Malley|
NCSEA Service Award
This award is presented to an individual who has worked for the betterment of NCSEA to a degree that is beyond the norm of volunteerism. It is given to someone who has made a clear and indisputable contribution to the organization and therefore to the profession. Nominees for this award should be submitted to the NCSEA Board. NCSEA Board members are not eligible.
|1999:||W. Gene Corley & Ronald F. Nelson|
|2000:||James T. Slider|
|2010:||Edwin T. Huston|
|2011:||Marc S. Barter|
|2012:||Emile Troup & Mike Tylk|
Robert Cornforth Award
This award is presented to an individual for exceptional dedication and exemplary service to a Member organization and to the profession. Nominees are submitted to the NCSEA Board by the Member Organizations. NCSEA Board members are not eligible.
|2003:||Benjamin Baer & Marc Barter|
|2010:||William Holmes & Robert B. Johnson|
|2011:||Edwin T. Huston & William L. Lavicka|
The Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award
NCSEA is pleased to announce the creation of a “Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award”, established to honor the memory of one of NCSEA’s finest instructors, who passed away in May, 2013. NCSEA posthumously recognizes Sue Frey as the inaugural winner, in recognition of her genuine interest in, and extraordinary talent for, effective instruction for practicing structural engineers. Subsequent winners of this award will present a special webinar to NCSEA members at a deeply discounted cost, as a continuing legacy to Sue Frey.
|2013:||Susan M. Frey|
At the NCSEA Annual Conference each year, special awards are given to NCSEA members who have provided outstanding service and commitment to the association and to the structural engineering field. These include the James Delahay Award, the NCSEA Service Award, and the Robert Cornforth Award.
Nominations are accepted for these awards in the months prior to the NCSEA Annual Conference. However, awards are based on worthy recipients and may not be awarded each year.
The 2014 NCSEA Special Awards Honorees
The James Delahay Award
James R. Cagley, P.E., S.E.
The James M. Delahay Award is presented at the recommendation of the NCSEA Code Advisory Committee to recognize outstanding individual contributions towards the development of building codes and standards. It is given in the spirit of its namesake, a person who made a long and lasting contribution to the code development process.
James R. Cagley is a licensed engineer in Maryland and 32 other jurisdictions, including California where he is a licensed Structural Engineer. He is a past President of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and a past-Chairman of the ACI 318 Standard Building Code Committee. He is presently a member of the ASCE/ SEI 7 Committee “Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures”, and past chairman of the Task Committee on Live Loads. Cagley was one of the founders and the first President of NCSEA.
James O. Malley, S.E.
James O. Malley is a Senior Principal with Degenkolb Engineers, with over 30 years of experience in the seismic design, evaluation and rehabilitation of building structures. He was responsible for the analytical and testing investigations performed as part of the SAC Steel Project in response to the Northridge earthquake damage. He is Chair of AISC’s Seismic Subcommittee, was named the 2010 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award winner, and was given the AISC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Jim has served as a member of the SEAONC and SEAOC Board of Directors, and was President of SEAONC in 2000-2001 and SEAOC in 2003-2004. He was named a SEAOC Fellow in 2007 and an Honorary Member of SEAONC in 2014. He also was a member of the Board of Directors of NCSEA, serving as President in 2011. Jim also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of EERI.
The NCSEA Service Award
Susan Jorgensen, P.E.
The NCSEA Service Award is presented to an individual or individuals who have worked for the betterment of NCSEA to a degree that is beyond the norm of volunteerism. It is given to someone who has made a clear and indisputable contribution to the organization and therefore to the profession.
Susan Jorgensen is the President of Prairie Smoke Engineering, LLC, in Highlands Ranch, CO. She was previously Senior Structural Project Engineer, Vice President, Managing Principal, and Director of Operations for the Denver office of LEO A DALY. Before moving to Colorado to open the satellite office, she served as a lead structural engineer in the LEO A DALY Omaha office for 10 years. Prior to joining LEO A DALY in 1997, she gained structural engineering design experience working with consulting firms in Colorado, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Susan is active in NCSEA as the Chair of the Licensure Committee and is also a candidate for the NCSEA Board of Directors.
Robert Cornforth Award
This award is presented to an individual for exceptional dedication and exemplary service to a Member Organization and to the profession. Nominees are submitted to the NCSEA Board by the Member Organizations.
Dustin Cole is the Director of Engineering for NCI Building Systems, a metal building manufacturer with thirteen engineering locations across the United States and Canada. Dustin is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has been active with the Oklahoma Structural Engineers Association (OSEA) for many years. Serving as OSEA’s Executive Director since 2000, Dustin has performed the duties of secre- tary and treasurer while providing ongoing assistance to OSEA’s officers as they prepare for monthly meetings and semiannual conferences. Dustin is licensed as a Professional Engineer in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and five Canadian provinces including licensure as a Structural Engineer in five states. Dustin serves on the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) Technical Committee and is currently chair of their inspection handbook task group.
The Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award
Timothy Mays, Ph.D., P.E.
The Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award is presented to an individual who has a genuine interest in, and extraordinary talent for, effective instruction for practicing structural engineers. The award was established to honor the memory of Sue Frey, one of NCSEA’s finest instructors, who passed away in May, 2013. Winners of this award will present a special webinar to NCSEA members at a deeply discounted cost, as a continuing legacy to Sue Frey.
Timothy Mays is President of SE/ES and an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. He previously served as Executive Director of the Structural Engineers Associations of South Carolina and North Carolina and personally spearheaded the development of both organizations. Tim currently serves as NCSEA Publications Committee Chairman. He has received two national teaching awards (ASCE and NSPE) and both national (NSF) and regional (ASEE) awards for outstanding research. He is the recipient of the 2009 NCSEA Service Award and the 2008 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Virginia Tech. He has been recognized for outstanding design work on high profile structures in the southeastern United States. Tim sits on several code writing committees, teaches courses on NCSEA publications, and has presented at NCSEA Conferences. He also instructs, and has received some of the highest instructor evaluations from students of, NCSEA’s SE Exam Review Course.