WJE Principal Ray Tide has been selected by the Executive Committee of the Research Council on Structural Connection (RCSC) for Life Membership to the Bolt Council. Life Members are long-time Council members who have distinguished themselves through their contributions and guidance to the Council and those who have promoted enduring advancements in the state-of-the-art of structural bolting. The evolution of the Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts testifies to their collective contributions.
The RCSC is a nonprofit, volunteer organization composed of leading experts in the fields of structural steel connection design, engineering, fabrication, erection, and bolting. Research projects funded by the RCSC serve to provide safety, reliability, and standard practice for the global steel construction industry.