Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie Renew Fellowship for Engineering Excellence

International nonprofit Build Change and global structural solutions leader Simpson Strong-Tie renew joint Fellowship for Engineering Excellence

Denver, CO. – Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie announced the renewal of the Simpson Strong-Tie® Fellowship for Engineering Excellence program and call for applicants.

This is the second year of the Fellowship, resulting from the continuation of a successful partnership between international nonprofit social enterprise Build Change and global structural solutions leader Simpson Strong-Tie. Complementing the Simpson Strong-Tie goal to find solutions for making structures safer and stronger, the fellowship allows innovative engineers the opportunity to provide impactful contributions to Build Change programs as well as support other engineers’ professional development in developing nations around the world.

“We are very pleased to renew the Fellowship for Engineering Excellence with Build Change. With the positive impact to developing areas in Indonesia, Colombia and the Philippines where our first fellow worked, we’re looking forward to the Fellowship contributing even more to safer and stronger design and construction methods,” said Simpson Strong-Tie Vice President of Engineering Jeremy Gilstrap.

The Fellowship is open to licensed civil and structural engineers with a minimum of eight years of professional experience in structural engineering. Applicants should have experience working on earthquake- and wind-resistant design and construction of buildings, and on existing building seismic and structural evaluation and retrofit according to recognized standards, such as the IBC, ASCE 7, ASCE 41, and others. Candidates should be willing to travel to, live, and work in emerging countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and South and Southeast Asia for a period of one year beginning September 1, 2018 and concluding August 31, 2019.

James Mwangi, the 2017-2018 Fellow noted, “The Fellowship offered me the opportunity to share my previous experience by working face to face with not only the Build Change technical teams, but also with local engineers in each country, to promote capacity building.”

Applications will be accepted through July 16, 2018. For more information about the Fellowship and application instructions, visit

Author: Simpson Strong-Tie

For over 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie is one of the largest suppliers of structural building products in the world.