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William F. Baker Wins IABSE International Award of Merit

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The Zurich-based International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) has awarded William F. BakerSOM Structural and Civil Engineering Partner, with its 2014 International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering. The organization lauded Baker “for extending the profession of structural engineering with his ability to create clear solutions to complex engineering problems in structural systems for super tall buildings, long-span roofs and specialty structures.”

The award has been presented annually since 1976 to people who have made significant contributions to the field of engineering, with a special emphasis on usefulness to society. The late Fazlur R. Kahn, an SOM Partner and trailblazing engineer, received the award in 1982.

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