Minds of Steel: How Dave Eckmann Transforms Creative Visions into Innovative Solutions

    When it comes to steel, Dave Eckmann wrote the guide. Literally. Eckmann, Managing Principal for Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA) in Chicago, co-authored “Designing With Structural Steel: A Guide for Architects,” the American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC’s) handbook for architects using structural steel in their designs. That kind of cross-disciplinary project—an engineer helping architects better understand how to use materials—is one example of how innovation comes with every one of Eckmann’s projects.

    Due to his deep, versatile knowledge of steel, Eckmann sees the partnership between design and construction as incredibly important, and innovating with teamwork as essential. Eckmann and MKA used Aeos steel in their design of the 57-story Salesforce Tower in Chicago.

    Read all of David’s story here.