2005 I.D.E.A.S. Awards
AISC's I.D.E.A.S. awards recognize those designs where structural steel forms a prominent architectural feature of a building, either as an exterior or interior application.
By Steve Myers
Steel provided necessary flexibility in construction and aesthetics for this 700-space parking structure in Lewiston, ME.
By John E. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E.
Erection challenges for a bridge replacement over the Erie Canal brought about a buoyant solution. (283 KB)
Declare War on Retainage
By Eddie Williams
The practice of retainage - a vestige of another age - is unfair.
By Paul Asp, P.E., S.E. and Joy Beers, P.E.
Unconventional framing provided the support solution for this Minneapolis art center's structurally challenging expansion. (194 KB)
Quality Corner: No More Waivers!
By Roberta L. Marstellar, P.E.
Project specification requirements for AISC Certification are there for a reason - and AISC can help you keep them from being waived. (165 KB)
Specifying and Detailing for Hot-Dip Galvanizing
By Philip G. Rahrig and John Krzywicki
An overview for engineers, architects, and detailers.
SpecWise: Separate Provisions Unite
By Richard C. Kaehler, P.E. and LeRoy A. Lutz, Ph.D., P.E., S.E.
Provisions for the design of HSS and single-angle members have been reincorporated into AISC's main Specification for 2005.
SteelWise: Tolerating Tolerances
By Kurt Gustafson, S.E., P.E.
Communication between structural engineers and contractors can prevent problems with required construction tolerances. (162 KB)
Web Special: Louisville Landmark
By Michael E. Corrin, P.E.
Preston Pointe, a steel-framed mixed-use building, is a distinctive addition to Louisville, KY's historic skyline. (125 KB)
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