The award is made in recognition of Richard R. Torrens’ distinguished service and honors volunteer journal editors who have made outstanding contributions to the ASCE journals’ program. Achievements in categories such as journal competitiveness, turnaround time, growth, and creativity and innovation shown by the editor are recognized among other measures of accomplishment.
One of the oldest and most respected periodicals in its field, the Journal of Structural Engineering reports on fundamental knowledge that advances the state-of-the-art. It was established in the mid-1800s and is the flagship journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal’s Editorial Board is comprised of 54 leaders from around the world. Further information about the Journal and its mission can be found here.