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August 2001


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2001 Hot Products Awards
Winners represent the most interesting and useful products introduced for the steel market in 2000. The categories include coatings, connecting materials, engineering software, fabrication/detailing software and fabrication/erection equipment.


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ExCel: The Conference and Exhibition Center
By Harry Giles, MSc (Eng) MIStructE Ceng
ExCel, London's new conference, exhibition and special events venue, is a new Docklands landmark that rivals the Canary Wharf tower in terms of sheer scale, although not of height. (156KB PDF)


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Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport
By Necati Celtikci, M.S., Structural Engineer
The second airport constructed on the Anatolian side of Istanbul has the Prime design objective of direct visual interrelation between the apron and passenger halls. Special effort was put to allow utmost daylight inside. (223KB PDF)


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Oops! We Lost Another One!
By Meg Post
Are you doing everything you can to keep your employees motivated? (48KB PDF)


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Peformance-Based Earthquake Engineering
By John P. Miller, P.E., S.E.
Unity Health needed their new office facility to be safely habitable immediately following a major earthquake, a criterion that the basic "life safety" code simply does not guarantee. (173KB PDF)


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Seismic Retrofit of the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building
By Parry Brown, S.E., Ian D. Aiken, Ph.D., P.E., and F. Jeff Jafarzadeh, P.E.


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Structural Engineers as Primes
By Richard G. Weingardt, P.E.
Are structural engineers appropriately educated and trained to head up and manage design/construction groups? And do they have the right stuff? (46KB PDF)


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Warsaw Trade Tower
By Matthew D. Loeffler, P.E. and Robert S. Knight, Jr., P.E.
This 42 story, 184m (604') tall office tower, springing from a five story retail "podium" provides a completely unique architectural statement of Warsaw's transition to a market driven economy and accelerating modernization. (221KB PDF)


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