STAC Lifetime Achievement Award – Simon Weisman

STAC Lifetime Achievement Award

Simon Weisman, P.Eng., FCSCE, MASCE

Simon Weisman received his Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1973. He then worked for 8 years as a structural engineer in the tower division at Morrison Hershfield Burgess and Huggins Limited before founding Weisman Consultants Inc., specializing in tower inspections, analyses, and design for tower companies, primarily in Canada and the US.

In 1990, Simon founded Guymast Inc. with a focus on marketing and maintaining commercial tower analysis and inspection software. Guymast’s software was the only commercial, single purpose tower analysis software used in North America for many years.

In 1996, Simon and Boris Weisman, along with others, established International Climatic Evaluations Inc. to offer site-specific design wind and ice values for any location in the world.

Simon has been an active participant in the standard development process for more than 20 years, including CSA S37 and TIA 222. He was the Chair of the CSA S37 Technical Committee’s 2013 revision, passing the torch prior to the 2018 revision.

Simon has also served as an invaluable resource to STAC staff and has been an active participant of the STAC Engineering Guidelines & Practices Committee since STAC’s launch in early 2016. He has also been involved in numerous STAC project teams, including those relating to topics as varied as the wind load calculations, pinwheel fall arrest, U-bolt fatigue and the turn-of-nut method.

For his lengthy record of providing much-needed and innovative engineering services in the Canadian communications tower industries and his tireless volunteerism to promote engineering standards and knowledge, Simon is incontrovertibly deserving of the STAC Lifetime Achievement award. Congratulations Simon and thank you for of your work and leadership over the years.

The STAC Lifetime Achievement Award is provided to an individual in recognition of an abundance of acts or activities that have helped improve Canadian tower safety outcomes over an extended period of time.