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July 2011


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Taking Children's Services to New Heights
By David A. Bauer, P.E., and Robyn A. Larwood
Steel framing enabled inclusion of an additional floor in this vertical expansion on a constricted site.


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Embracing the Complexities
By Brad Schaap, P.E., S.E., LEED AP BD+C, and Ryan Curtis, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
When design criteria tightened up on a fast-tracked health care facility project, the early choice to use steel framing allowed the project to stay on track.


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It's Not Just for Earthquakes Anymore
By Marsh Spencer
Innovative steel framing system unites strength, flexibility and cost-effectiveness for landmark hospital expansion.


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Takeoffs That Helped Land an Aviation Marvel
By George Wendt
Early involvement of both the bender-roller and the fabricator on a recent airport project ensured that all the curves ended up going the right way.


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Two Decades of National Steel Bridge Competition
By Tom Klemens
What began as friendly local intercollegiate rivalry has grown to be a highly educational and impressive program.


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Get Ready for SteelDay 2011
By Rick Kuhn
The steel industry's biggest b-to-b networking event returns on September 23, and here are some tools to help you get involved.


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Automatic Identification Technologies and Steel
By Paul Parks
Using RFID on structural steel offers interesting possibilities, like tracking status and location, but several hurdles remain before it becomes widely adopted.


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Control Costs by Avoiding Overwelding
It is important to minimize overwelding in order to reduce costs, distortion, and assembly problems.


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The Whitmore Section
By William A. Thornton, P.E., PH.D., and Carlo Lini, P.E.
How to use the Whitmore method for tension and compression strength checks.


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Goals and Revenue
By Lee Pielaet
Using your long-term company goals can reclaim revenues lost to inefficiency.


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How To Generate Referrals and Testimonials for Your Business
By Anne Scarlett, LEED AP
Third-party endorsements can help you land more work, and asking for them is not as difficult as you might think.


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Down by the River
By Geoff Weisenberger, LEED GA
An Italian steel bridge project keeps the fabrication as close as possible.


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The Railroader and the Bridge
When he was a frustrated civil engineering student, the steel bridge project keeps the fabrication as close as possible.


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