Professor Carlos Ventura receives 2016 H. A. Krentz Research Award

Thursday, October 20, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin

Professor Carlos Ventura has received the 2016 H.A. Krentz Research Award from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC).

The award is given to the individual with the top-ranked research topic for the CISC 2016 Grant Competition. Prof. Ventura’s propsed study, entitled Performance Based Seismic Design of Steel Bridges According to CHBDC S6-14, is concerned with “the manner in which the performance criteria for seismic design of steel bridges can be met through the different types of analyses recommended by the code.” Prof. Ventura’s research in the areas of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering has lead to the publication of over 300 technical papers and reports on the seismic behaviour of structures. He also received the H.A. Krentz Research Award in 2011.

The H.A. Krentz Research Award was created in recognition of the contributions made by Hugh Krentz, former Chairman of the Standards Council of Canada and former president of the CISC, “to the engineering profession, the development of codes and standards, the education of engineers and to the development of the Canadian steel industry.”