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August 2008


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Fitting In
By Brian Caulde, P.E., and Paulette Rudolph, P.E.
The Palazzo overcomes spatial hurdles to become the lastest high-class resort on the Las Vegas strip- not to mention the world's largest LEED-certified building.


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Filling in the Gap
By Vincent J. Desimone, P.E., and David T. Size, P.E.

Who every thought a small construction footprint would be an issue in Las Vegas? A new resort squeezes into a prome location on the Strip.


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Sensory and Cerebral
By Jesse Pryor, P.E., S.E., and James Warner, P.E.
A quick look at two innovative Las Vegas projects with two very different goals- from a detailer's perspective.


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Good Seats
By Farro Tofighi, P.E.
The third phase of the ever-expanding World Furniture Mart sits well with its neighbors thanks to buckling-restrained braced frames.                


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Getting Back to Nature.... in Las Vegas
By Benjamin M. Cornelius, P.E.
Vegas provides a high-tech sensory overload, but there's a serene, natural side to the city as well-and no, it's not a tropical-themed casino.


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The Show Must Go On
By Craig Schwitter, Michael Rysdrop, and Oliver Osterwind
Art and science work together to put on an elegant, complex show at a new performing arts center in Upstate New York.


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From Green to Greener
By Martin Anderson
The structural steel supply chain is efficiently sustainable- and there are ways to make it even more so.


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How Much is Your Quality System Costing You?
By Zane R. Keniston
Thinking of your quality management system in medical terms can help ensure a long, healthy life for your organization.


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Mining Personal Networks
By Anne Scarlett
Taking an all-hands-on-deck approach during fluctuating economy.


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The Impact of Steel Pricing on Building Construction
By John P. Cross, P.E.
There's no doubt that material costs affect overall construction costs. The question is, how?


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What's Cool in Steel
Every year, MSC's editorial staff puts together a list of interesting and fun people, buildings, structural elements, and other odds and ends associated (sometimes, very loosely) with steel.


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2008 Hot Products
Read about some of the hottest products from this year's NASCC!


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Growing a Detailer
By Steven Lang
Detailing isn't a profession you throw someone into. It takes time and guidance to get them to where they need to be.


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