Donald R. Scott, S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, Senior Principal at PCS Structural Solutions, is the recipient of the 2018 Walter P. Moore, Jr. Award, which was presented at the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Structures Congress in Fort Worth, Texas. The award is made annually at the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Codes and Standards Activities Division of SEI to recognize technical expertise in and dedication to the development of structural codes and standards, in the form of papers, presentations, extensive practical experience, research, committee participation, or other activities. It is given in the spirit of its namesake, a person who made a long and lasting contribution to the development of structural codes and standards.
Don is currently leading research on Performance-based Wind Design funded by a research grant from the Charles Pankow foundation. He has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7 Wind Load Subcommittee since 1996, shaping wind load provisions for the United States, and currently serves as Subcommittee Chairman. He is a member of the ASCE 7 General Provisions Subcommittee, ASCE 7 Steering Committee, ASCE 7 Main Committee, and ASCE Codes and Standards Activities Division Executive Committee. Don is also Past-President of the Board of Directors for the Applied Technology Council (ATC) and served on their board from 2009 to 2015. He has authored many technical publications and presented numerous seminars for ASCE/SEI as well as National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) webinars on wind design throughout the country.
Don studied structural engineering at the University of Idaho where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He is highly active in his local community, church, and Boy Scout troop, and most of all enjoys time with his wife, kids, and grandkids.