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April 2013


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BIM, Inside and Out
By Kevin Lea
The pivotal role of the structural engineer in the BIM process.


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Friction Stir Welding
By Andrea Surovek, P.E., Ph.D., and Bharat K. Jasthi, Ph.D.
An emerging alternative to fusion welding for steel.


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Future Fabrication
By Paul Fuchs, Ph.D., and Ronnie Medlock, P.E.
Advancing the state-of-the-art in steel bridge fabrication.


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Stability Analysis and Design
By Clifford Schwinger, P.E.
A look at the AISC 360-10 Chapter C stability provisions and the role of the K-factor in stability design.


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Best Intentions
By Robert Whyte, S.E., P.E.
How to accurately convey your design intent with weld symbols.


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Shanghai Sky
By Dennis Poon, P.E.
Steel outriggers and trusses help solve the challenges of a Shanghai super-skyscraper's twisting design.


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Big Win for Big Red
By Erleen Hatfield, S.E., AIA, Mohammed Haque, P.E. and Michael David.
The design and construction team for the University of Nebraska's new basketball arena uses what could have been a major scheduling hassle as an opportunity to successfully reroute the framing system.


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Required Reading
By Martin Anderson
A collection of valuable engineering resources, some familiar and some perhaps not, which the Steel Solutions Center consults in answering your technical questions.


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Refining Rapid Replacement
By Pat Southworth
A Montana fabricator puts its rapid bridge construction system to the test on a fast-track replacement project.


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Not Just Any Joist
By Joe Pote
A new gravity overload steel joist system minimizes sudden collapse potential, providing critical delays in static gravity roof overload situations.


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Quiet, Cautious Optimism
By John Cross, P.E.
There are plenty of reasons to feel goodnot great, but good—about construction activity in 2013 and beyond.


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Married to the Sea
Building things on land has helped a California fabricator pursue his passion of building things for the water.


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NASCC: The Steel Conference Exhibitors


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