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December 2011


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The Three C's of AESS
By Sylvie Boulanger, Ph.D., P.Eng., and Terri Meyer Boake, LEED AP

Following these 17 tips will help engineers experience architecturally exposed structural steel as a pleasant interactive process—not just a challenge.


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The Art of Exposing Structural Steel
By Michael Brack, P.E.

Whether “architecturally exposed” or just “exposed to view,” here are some thoughts—big and small—about the collaborative role structural engineers play in creating beautiful steel structures.


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Steel Castings for AESS and Beyond
By Carlos de Oliveira, P.E.

For those who understand cast steel, it offers an interesting and useful structural option; here is what you need to know to take advantage of this alternative.


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Turning the Corner with Steel Castings
By Eric M. Hines, P.E., Ph.D., and William C. Gibb

Complex connections in the structure’s 3D, triangular trusses were simplified by the expeditious use of custom-designed cast connections.


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A Production Line Approach to Bridge Replacement
By Michael P. Culmo, P.E., Joseph Gill, P.E., Shoukry Elnahal, P.E., and Alexander K. Bardow, P.E.

How Massachusetts’ I-93 Fast 14 accelerated bridge construction project used unitized construction to raise the bar for efficiency.


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One Question/Three Answers- Bridges: Design-Bid-Build?
By Answered by M. Myint Lwin, Ray McCabe, P.E., and Malcom Thomas Kerley, P.E.


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The Washington Bridge: Steel Arches Across the Harlem River
By James Talbott

For more than a century this imposing 19th century steel arch bridge has linked Manhattan Heights with Washington Heights in the Bronx.


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A Day to Anticipate
By Tasha Weiss

Begun in 2009 as a robust, grass rootslevel effort, SteelDay has grown into a pre-eminent national event, earning its annual mark on the calendars of industry professionals throughout the U.S.


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The Carrot and the Stick
By John Cross, P.E., LEED AP

The outlook for 2012 construction activity is far less robust than we were hoping for.


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The Why and How of Calibration
By Dan Kaufman

Don’t neglect this often-overlooked area, or you may come up short.


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Just Call Him “Mr. President”

In addition to a distinguished career in structural engineering, Mike West also has served as an elected public official for more than a dozen years.


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