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February 2013


Articles

Winning Big
By Greg Mittendorf
Taking a BIM approach, a recent expansion to a Michigan casino ended up not being a gamble.


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Embracing Complexity
By Kermin Chok
Judicious use of a suite of design and analysis tools on a stadium project gave a consulting engineering firm a whole new way of looking at engineering woorkflows.


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Pilot Program
By Hussein Khalil, P.E., Aleksander Nelson, P.E., Ahmad Abu-Hawash, Brent Phares, Ph.D., and Terry Wipf, Ph.D.
A new arch span replaces a historic Iowa bridge and serves as a pilot for a statewide bridge performance-monitering program.


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Think Thermal
By Sean M. O'Brien, P.E., LEED AP
Designing thermal mass to promote energy efficiency in buildings.


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Planning and Picking
By William W. Merrell, P.E.
Planning a pick then executing that plan are both important parts of steel erection.


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Altering Alerts
By Lawrence F. Kruth, P.E.
How the new Hazard Communication Standard will affect fabricators and erectors--and how to prepare for it.


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Setting Limits
By Michel Bruneau, P.E., Ph.D.
Slenderness limits for built-up box links in EBFs in the AISC Seismic Provisions.


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Healthy Collaboration
By David Merrifield and Will Ikerd, P.E.
Owners and project teams can benefit from early, in-depth collaboration on complex, expensive and fast-paced projects.


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Blodgett's Treasures
By Erin Criste
Practical advice from a master of weld design.


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A Green Roadmap
By John Cross, P.E.
Navigating the ever-changing landscape of green codes, standards and rating systems.


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Scene: A Fabrication Shop
Ted Hazledine was destined for the stage, traveling the world and the steel industry, thanks to a family history of culture, wanderlust and entrepreneurialism.


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