2017 IABSE AWARD OF MERIT, JUAN JOSÉ ARENAS
Juan José Arenas, has been awarded the IABSE Award of Merit in Structural Engineering 2017.
The award recognizes the worth and professional career of the President of Arenas & Asociados, who, in the words of the institution, is worthy of the award "in recognition of his exceptional contributions to structural engineering for more than 50 years, which include outstanding works and various span world records; and his sensitivity to bring Structural Architecture closer to art and poetry ".
This is the highest distinction awarded by IABSE, which has among its previous winners, engineers of the stature of Jörg Schlaich, Michel Virlogeux or the Spanish Javier Manterola and José Calavera.
On the occasion of the 39th International Symposium that took place in Vancouver, Guillermo Capellán traveled to Canada to collect the accrediting title on behalf of Juan José.