Chicago – The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) welcomed Christopher H. Raebel, SE, PE, PhD, as its new vice president of engineering and research. He succeeds Larry Kruth, PE, who is retiring later this year.
He will oversee all AISC technical activities, including development of AISC’s standards and technical publications, research programs, and technical assistance through the AISC Steel Solutions Center.
Raebel served as chair of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), where he was also director of the Architectural Engineering Program. His areas of expertise include structural engineering, structural mechanics, structural steel design, steel connection analysis and design, robustness in steel-framed structures, floor vibrations due to occupant activities, and engineering education.