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April 2010


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Erecting Crystals
By Patrick M. Hassett, S. E.
How engineering the dynamics of erection led to structural stability.


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Structural Design for Fire Conditions
By Matthew Johann, P.E., Darlene Rini, P.E., and Barbara Lane, Ph.D., C.Eng.
Practical applications of AISC 2010 Specification Appendix 4.


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Solving the Steel Procurement Puzzle
By Max Powell
Service centers offer significant help with the logistics of steel acquisition.


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Welding Heavy Structural Steel - Successfully
By Duane K. Miller, P.E., Sc. D.

Attending to four key elements in the design and planning can head off potential problems.

 

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Choosing Constructability
By Jay Ruby, P.E. and David Ruby, S. E., P.E.
Being successful in today's highly competitive construction industry increasingly requires this collaborative and effective approach.


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Detailing the Cyber Innovation Center
By Hal Cartee, P. E. and Rudy Berry, P.E.
Combining high security requirements with a high-tech look required communicating all the details.


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Bracing for a Solid Education
By Steve Anderson, P.E., S.E.
How buckling-restrained braced frames became an integral part of one new school.


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Short, Wide and Heavy-Duty
By Dennis Martinez, P.E. and James Rosales, P.E.
Weathering steel fits unique need for two new airport taxiway bridges.


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The Inside Story
By Alison Trost

If you are planning a Disney World excursion, before or after attending NASCC, read this to better appreciate Spaceship Earth's extraordinary steel frame.

 

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AISC Design Guides
By Leigh Arber
A concise rundown of what's covered in each of these 23 reference publications.


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Accountability and AISC Certification
By Kimberly A. Swiss
Ensuring that facilities are properly using the quality plans they have in place is key to making the system work.


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Documentation Revisited
By Ralph E. James, Ph.D.
Systematically attending to these details in a timely fashion is in everyone's best interest.


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Innovation in Steel Erection
By Alan T. (Ted) Sheppard, P.E.
Coming up with a different way of doing things can boost efficiency and esprit de corps.


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