American Institute of Steel Construction Award
Four members of ASCE were
recognized with awards by the American Institute of Steel
Construction (AISC) April 6, 2005. Among those honoured was Western
Engineering’s Alan G. Davenport for his contributions to wind
engineering and design.
Davenport has been a key player at
The University of Western Ontario since joining the Faculty of
Engineering in 1961 and establishing the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel
Laboratory in 1965.
During his career, Davenport has
been a leader in using boundary layer wind tunnels in building
design and in investigations of urban wind climates; served as a
consultant on a number of high-profile building and bridge projects;
authored approximately 200 papers; and founded the Canadian Journal
of Civil Engineering.
The Canadian Society for Civil
Engineering named him a fellow in 1982 and three years later
recognized his achievements in structural engineering with it’s A.B.
Sanderson Awards. ASCE honoured Davenport with the State-of-the-Art
of Civil Engineering Award in 193 and its CAN-Am Civil Engineering
Amity Award in 1977.