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December 2009


Articles

Expansion Goes Up and Over
By Erin Kelly, AIA, and Ralph D'Apuzzo, P.E.
Steel framing facilitates multi-phase project designed to add space and functionality


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Benefits of Early Steel Detailing
By Matt Trammell, P.E.
The ability to quickly reach decisions as construction documents are being developed streamlines hospital project.     


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Fire Protection to Go
By Chris Griffith
Shop-applied intumescent, fireproofing cuts schedule and speeds erection.


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The Transfer Solution
By Kurt D. Swensson, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP
Steel saves valuable space and time in accommodating high-rise column setbacks.


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Flower Power
By Michael E. Sheridan, P.E.
A new mixed-use project blossoms in downtown Louisville.


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Fabrication Tools Sneak Peek
An advanced rundown of some of teh machinery debuting at NASCC next May.


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Steel Girders Support Bridge Construction Staging
By Ahmad Abu-Hawash, P.E., and Hussein Khalil, P.E.
Using longer spans and stronger steel made the 24th Street Bridge a one-season project.


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The Cantilever Truss Shortcut
By Nathan Brown, P.E., S.E.
Avoiding the need for several pesky permits also allowed the project to start much earlier.


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A New Crossing for the Saline River
By Mark Hurt, P.E., S.E.
Simplified construction and reduced foundation requirements make steel the preferred alternative.


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Software and the Direct Analysis Method
By Amanuel Gebremeskel, P.E.
Understanding how your software is doing its work will help you do yours better.


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AISC Certified Quality: In Their Own Words
By Kimberly A. Swiss
Certified fabricators share their thoughts on how the program is benefiting their firms.


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Demystifying Social Media, Part Two
By Anne Scarlett
The plan is simple: Give value, get visibility.


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Be Solutionary, Not Revolutionary
By Scott Belsky
New ideas only become really useful when someone works out the details.


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