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DOSS stands for the Dutch Open Student STEEL (DOSS) Award: an annual international prize, initiated by the Technical University Delft and the Dutch Steel Construction Institute Bouwen met Staal and supported by various acknowledged organisations, educational institutions, and design-, build and steel production companies worldwide.

WHAT’S DOSS?

DOSS stands for the Dutch Open Student STEEL (DOSS) Award: an annual international prize, initiated by the Technical University Delft and the Dutch Steel Construction Institute Bouwen met Staal and supported by various acknowledged organisations, educational institutions, and design-, build and steel production companies worldwide.

The award works out as an epochal appreciation and recognition of MSC students in civil engineering at (technical) universities from all the world, who have incorporated in a distinctive and representative way the features, possibilities, and benefits of steel for structural application in their graduation projects. Meanwhile the award also challenges and encourages next generations of graduation students to do so in the future. Thus, making their contribution to the ongoing upgrading of the usage of steel for civil structures in worldwide practice; making it (even)more aesthetic, reliable, economic, smart, long lived, and green.
That’s in it for us all.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

The DOSS Award might just be your ‘claim to fame’ in the world of civil engineering. Just by taking part with your thesis, you’ll be winning the full attention of a broad collective of respected expert professionals, gathered in the international DOSS Award jury.

When receiving a nomination for the prize, you can present and discuss your project during the GRAND DOSS FINAL, a public venue with live stream, held in April and attended by all those that matter within the international steel building industry. At this event the winner(s) will be announced.

First prize winner(s) will be rewarded with 2.500 Euro, second prize winners with (of course) half of it: 1.250 Euro.

Winners 2022

Hagar Elbamby
Winner
Hagar Elbamby
TU Delft
Structural engineering
Experimental and numerical investigations on the structural performance of mild and high strength steel welded RHS X-joints
Nils Rittich
Winner
Nils Rittich
RWTH Aachen University

Numerical investigations of preloading procedures of bolted assemblies
Stefan Megnet
Winner
Stefan Megnet
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH)
Institute of Structural Engineering
Influence of the strain-hardening on the bending strength and rotation capacity of welded I-section beams

Nominees 2022

Minze Zhang
Nominee
Minze Zhang
Imperial College London
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Topology Optimisation of Beam-to-Column Joints for Additive Manufacturing
Maxime Vermeylen
Nominee
Maxime Vermeylen
University of Liege
Applied sciences
Robustness of steel structures - study of the applicability of innovative methods on real structures
Mantaas Konstantinos
Nominee
Mantaas Konstantinos
National Technical University of Athens
Civil Engineering
Design optimization of steel structures for nethouse system

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Participation in the DOSS Award is possible for graduation projects that incorporate a key role for steel. The project can be a on the field of structural design, engineering as well as research and (product)development or combinations.

The jury measures all projects on the issues:
objectives and ambitions • originality and aesthetics • creativity and ingenuity • thoroughness • context • relevance for civil engineering knowledge and practice • (smart) application and performance.
The jury pays special notice to projects that trigger the innovative and sustainable application of steel in civil structures.

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In Dutch, this time
For an international prize like the DOSS Award, English is of course the obvious interlanguage. Considering their reading audience (mostly native Dutch), the editors of the Dutch technical magazine ‘Bouwen met Staal’ logically choose otherwise. They published an informative article – in Dutch – about the 2022-edition of the prize, including descriptions of all six […]
Two winners DOSS Award 2022
Stefan Megnet and Nils Rittich have been acclaimed winners of the Dutch Open Steel Award (DOSS Award) 2022, the international prize for outstanding graduation projects in structural engineering. Stefan Megnet has been rewarded for his graduation project at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), faculty of Structural Engineering. He conducted a series of […]

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