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July 2012


Articles

Early to the Party
By Martin Anderson

Using a kit-of-parts approach, the Golden Gate Bridge’s welcome center comes together in time for a big birthday bash.


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The Star of Symphony Park
By David A. Platten, P.E., Abhijit Shah, P.E., and Jennifer E. Ridd, P.E.

Creative cantilevers bring the audience as close to the stage as possible in the brand-new Smith Center for the Performing Arts.


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High Five
By Eric M. Hines, P.E., Ph.D., Mysore V. Ravindra, P.E., Nathan C. Roy, P.E., and Gregory D. Shreve, p.e.

An urban university building grows upward by five floors to accommodate its growing programs.


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It Takes a Village
By J. Benjamin Alper, P.E., Cawsie Jijina, P.E., and Fortunato Orlando, P.E.

New Brunswick’s new transit village creates a smart new crossroads for the city and the area.


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Raising the Dead
By Dan Putnam, S.E., P.E.

Long-span office space brings new life—and higher leases—to an urban garage that had fallen out of favor.


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Sorting it Out
By D. Matthew Stuart, S.E., P.E., and Matthew Cornman, P.E.

The recent structural expansion of a package sorting facility didn’t get in the way of business as usual.


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Anything but Redundant
By Hongzhi Zhang, P.E., Ph.D.

A Washington flyover curves through a tight construction window using a non-redundant steel plate girder system.


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A Model Approach
By Chris Moor

Moving to a model-based process for shop drawing review and approval in the structural steel industry.


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Designing Welds for Skewed Shear Tabs
By Carlo Lini, P.E.
How to choose the best welding option for skewed single-plate shear tabs.


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Twists and Turns
By Robert E. Shaw, Jr., P.E.
The latest from the world of high-strength bolting.


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Leverage Your Nervous Energy
By Anne Scarlett
A myriad of tips for converting anxiety into positive energy.


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Around the World

Over the years, Jim Stori has fabricated a lot of steel—and seen a lot of the planet.


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