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April 2008


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Capitol Improvements
By Mark Tamaro, P.E., Jeffrey D’Andrea, P.E. and Lucas Nisley

An innovative construction methodology speeds the way for the Washington Nationals’ new ballpark. (232 KB)


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Taking it to the Next Level
By Len Tsupros

Parking capacity is expanded at a growing university hospital thanks to hybrid steel and concrete design. (142 KB)


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The Better Choice
By Philip G. Rahrig

Galvanized steel parking structures are stong  contenders in today’s parking market. (222 KB)


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Quality Space
By Ben White

Steel trusses connect two new Qualcomm headquarters structures via a dramatic, column-free atrium. (315 KB)


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A Categorical Approach
By Terri Meyer Boake, Sylvie Boulanger, and Walter Koppelaar

The Canadian Institute for Steel Construction is taking a new approach to specifying AESS requirements. (116 KB)


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Clearly Certification
By Brian Raff

AISC Certification tackles a tough subject—what happens in a fabrication shop audit—with an innovative new brochure.


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Engineers can—and do—Communicate Well
By Anne Scarlett

Every technical professional has the capacity
to develop presentation and sales skills.


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Properly Prepared
By Erika Winters-Downey, S.E.

There’s more than one way to surface prep a member. (161 KB)


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Coatings for Sustainable Structures
By Todd Alwood

When choosing coatings for exposed structural steel—and especially when designing for LEED—make sure they don’t negatively affect indoor air quality. (109 KB)


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Learning by Doing
By Steve Kurtz, P.E., Ph.D.

Students at one engineering school learn about steel erection—by actually doing it in class. (81 KB)


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