Monday, May 15, 2023

Ruby+Associates, a structural engineering firm dedicated to serving the construction industry, is proud to announce that the firm’s chairman and founding principal David I. Ruby, PE, SE, has been nominated and selected to receive a Distinguished Constructor Award. During a formal ceremony in October 2023 at Ferris State University, Mr. Ruby and two other honorees will be inducted into the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame.

Selection for the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame is based on a nominees’ technical, managerial and leadership achievements within construction and related industries, as well as service to the profession and community. The Michigan Construction Hall of Fame is located within Ferris State University’s Granger Center for Construction and HVACR on the Big Rapids campus and serves as a permanent site to recognize leaders of the Michigan construction industry and their achievements.

The Distinguished Constructor Award is established to formally recognize the significant achievements made by individuals to the Michigan construction industry. Selection of a Distinguished Constructor is based on the nominee's contribution over time to the Michigan construction industry. It is not, as with most annual industry awards, a competition based on the best achievements over a single project or year, nor within specific categories.

The Distinguished Constructor is someone who has left a significant mark on the industry and community because of consistent service and achievement. Based on qualitative rather than quantitative means, the Distinguished Constructor Award Panel identifies nominees who have provided major contributions to the industry or community based on the nominee's involvement as a constructor.

Mr. Ruby’s career spans over 60 years and he has made constructability his passion. He is respected with an impressive resume of high-profile projects, articles, presentations, and he is author of the AISC Design Guide #23, “Constructability of Structural Steel Buildings.”  Mr. Ruby’s experience covers diverse aspects of the structural steel industry, including structural design, fabrication, erection, and construction engineering. To this day, he continues to share his constructability philosophy with the industry, authoring numerous articles on the topic and presenting at national, regional, and local conferences and seminars. He has received numerous awards and honors from industry groups, including the AISC 2022 J. Lloyd Kimbrough Award; the 2019 ACEC/M Felix A. Anderson Award; the AISC 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Structural Engineers Association of Michigan 2010 Outstanding Structural Engineer of the Year award, among others.

Visit Mr. Ruby’s bio page for more information about his career and accomplishments: David Ruby, PE, SE


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