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December 2002


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AISC Quality Certified Fabricator List
List of fabricators as of December 2002. This list also available as a searchable database, updated every two weeks, by clicking here.


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At the Movies
By Richard M. Byrd, S.E. and Jesus Torres, P.E.
The construction of a multi-screen theater in Anaheim, CA required careful design, timing and coordination—and the innovative use of structural steel.


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Braced for Action
By Beth S. Pollak
Exposed HSS chevron braces add interest to the interiors of the VA Outpatient Clinic at Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA.


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New Frame of Mind
By Beth S. Pollak


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Safety in Steel
By John Martin, Lisa Rizzo, John Vincent and Margie Wolfe
Workers are taking advantage of easily installed, low-cost products to stay safe on the job. (14 KB)


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Safety Products


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Structural Fire Protection: Common Questions Answered
By Farid Alfawakhiri, Christopher Hewitt and Robert Solomon
AISC engineers and a representative from the NFPA provide answers to questions about the materials, components and systems designed to provide life safety and structural integrity during fires. (50 KB)


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The Seismic Solution
By Stephen DeSimone, P.E. and Steven Bongiorno, P.E.
Long deck spans, upturned spandrels and toggle brace-dampers meet the complex seismic requirements of the irregularly shaped steel tower for San Francisco's Four Seasons Residences. (130 KB)


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The Sky's the Limit
By Dennis C. K. Poon, P.E., Shaw-song Shieh, P.E., S.E., Leonard M. Joseph, P.E., S.E. and Ching-Chang Chang, P.E., S.E.
Steel goes sky-high to meet the seismic challenge of Taipei 101, which will top out at 1666 feet in 2003. (139 KB)


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