Bonnie Manley, P.E., Named as a Structural Engineering Institute Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 2015 – Bonnie Manley, P.E., Director of Construction Codes and Standards for the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), was named as a Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Fellow at the 2015 Structures Congress on April 25, 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. SEI is an institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The SEI Fellow (F.SEI) grade distinguishes members as leaders and mentors in the structural engineering profession. 

“We congratulate Bonnie on this milestone in her career,” said Jay Larson, P.E., F.ASCE, Managing Director, AISI Construction Technical Program. “In the cold-formed steel industry, Bonnie is recognized widely for her industry knowledge and technical expertise, and she is committed to advancing best practices and technologies that ensure safer steel-based solutions for building construction. We are pleased that she was nominated by members of the ASCE 7-16 Subcommittee on Wind Loads and that the SEI Fellow Review Committee has recognized her many contributions to structural engineering.”

Manley joined AISI as a regional director in January 2006, with primary responsibility for development and support of the structural and material provisions of the model codes and standards. She provides significant leadership to steel industry efforts in the areas of seismic and wind design. Prior to joining AISI, she was a senior structural engineer at the National Fire Protection Association, where she focused on development and support of the structural and material provisions of NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®. For this project, she served as staff liaison to three NFPA technical committees and also provided educational and advisory support to the users of the code. She also collaborated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Building Seismic Safety Council, and the National Council of Structural Engineers Association on topics of common concern, including standards development and post-disaster investigations.

Manley also worked for the Institute for Business & Home Safety as a project engineer and participated on post-disaster investigation teams. She was employed as a structural engineer for AEC Engineering, where she analyzed and designed structural solutions for the company’s industrial, petrochemical and energy clients while broadening her exposure to concrete, steel and wood structural design methods. 

She earned two master’s degrees in Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering & Management at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and earned her undergraduate degree in Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. She is a registered professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts.

AISI’s codes and standards work is conducted under the Construction Market Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI, which oversees the industry’s investment in advancing the competitive use of steel by meeting the demands of the marketplace. For more information on SMDI’s Construction Market program, visit www.smdisteel.org.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 125 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website, www.steel.org.

Contacts:
Debbie Bennett
Manager, SMDI and Construction Communications
Steel Market Development Institute
Tel: 202.452.7179

Lisa Harrison
Senior Vice President, Communications
American Iron and Steel Institute
Tel: 202.452.7115