Rudolph Libbe Group receives award

February 02, 2018 3:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Rudolph Libbe Group awarded U.S. steel industry’s
top design award
for ProMedica headquarters

The Rudolph Libbe Group has received the Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) for its work on the ProMedica headquarters in downtown Toledo. 

The award was presented as part of AISC’s 2018 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) awards program. The IDEAS2 award is the highest honor presented by the U.S. structural steel industry.


Rudolph Libbe Inc. served as construction manager and GEM Inc. performed structural steel work for the ProMedica Steam Plant and Junction Building. The project included extensive renovations of the 78,465-square-foot Steam Plant, which was constructed in 1896 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project created a contemporary, four-story office building inside the Steam Plant’s single-story, structurally delicate shell. 


The IDEAS2 winners were chosen from nearly 100 submissions from architectural, engineering and construction firms throughout the U.S.  


About Rudolph Libbe Group

The Rudolph Libbe Group (RLG) is a one-stop provider of construction services that range from site selection and financing to ongoing facility management. The full-service contractor, comprised of Rudolph Libbe Inc., GEM Inc., GEM Energy, Lehman Daman and Rudolph Libbe Properties, operates as one team. RLG is headquartered in Toledo with offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Lima, Ohio; Ithaca, New York; and Plymouth, Michigan. Markets served include automotive, chemical, food processing, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, institutional, metals, power/petrochemical, refining, educational, commercial/retail, hospitality/recreation and warehouse/distribution. For additional information, visit and @RLGbuilds.


About the American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.

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