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July 2008


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Center of Attention
By Thomas R. Tyson, P.E., S.E., Lyn B. Busby, and Collin M. Cook, P.E.
All roads lead to the Ave Maria Oratory, a landmark place of worship that unites traditional architectural forms with modern materials and methods.


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Bending around (Sprint) Center
By David Landis, P.E., and George Wendt
More than 700 tons of curved steel shapes Kansas City's Sprint Center.


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Branching Out
By Terri Meyer Boake

Hollow Steel castings help bring an exposed structural steel "tree" to life on a Canadian university campus.


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Reading Materials
By Patricia Rhee
A new library in L.A. with an attractive, open plan lets readers check out more than just books.


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Express Yourself
By Dan Heemstra
Thin-film intumescent fire-protective materials provide designers with increased aesthetic flexibility when it comes to exposed steel.


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Managing the Roller Coaster
By Tabitha S. Stine, P.E., LEED AP
Material volatility can turn a construction project into a bumpy ride, but a through understanding of HSS can help smooth things out.


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What is Value-Added Selling?
By Tom Reilly
Annual meeting preview.


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The Hole Story
By Jacinda L. Collins, P.E.
What part do you play in the continuing saga of bolted connections?


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New Ways to Achieve Quality and Improvement
By Brian W. Miller
AISC Certification adopts a team approach.


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Creativity in the Workplace
By Tim Tokarczyk, Jake Appelman, and Vanessa Winzenburg
Encouraging creativity in the workplace can do great things for productivity, not to mention morale.


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Convenient Connections
By Carlos De Oliveira and Tabitha S. Stine, P.E., LEED AP
Cast connections provide an efficient and attractive connection alternative for exposed hollow sections.


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A Conversation with a Bender
Bender-rollers are very secretive when it comes to their processes, but they're very open about the benefits of bending steel.


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Full Potential
By Mark D. Webster, SECB, LEED AP
The steel industry has plenty of opportunities to be the most it can be from a sustainability standpoint.


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