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December 2000


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Steel Meets the Pepsi Challenge
By Thomas Z. Scarangello, PE with E.M. Phillips
This ultra-modern sporting arena keeps its customers both entertained and comfortable (88KB PDF)


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Why a Christmas Tree?
By Scott L. Melnick
A look at the origins of "topping-out" (103KB PDF)


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Baycrest Center
By Barry Charnish, P. Eng
This Center for Geriatric Care won the Canadian Steel Construction Award for its beautiful exposed roof structure (515KB PDF)


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New Coating Technology for Corrosion Prevention
By Karen J. Thornton
Applied Semiconductor, Inc. has devised a method that may reduce the cost of corrosion. (84KB PDF)


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Performance-Based Design for Fire Resistance
By Barbara Lane, PhD
How "t-equivalent" analysis and other factors are changing the way we look at fire resistance design (143KB PDF)


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Philadelphia Shipyard is State-of-the-Art
By Jared Loos, PE & Pradeep Patel, PE
This massive project took 18,000 tons of steel and two different design firms (117KB PDF)


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Quality Certification Issues: Inspector Certification
By William G. Ashton
How one shop keeps its line moving while complying to AISC's Quality standards (34KB PDF)


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