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June 2009


Articles

From Top to Bottom
By Stephen Metz, P.E.

Ohio State’s main library receives a structural upgrade, from the basement to the attic.


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A Lesson in Earthquake Engineering
By Paul Erling Oyen, P.E.

Steel bracing picks up the seismic slack for a concrete high school building in southern California.


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Ionic Upgrade
By Craig Wilkinson, P.E. and Jeff Miller, S.E.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addresses the nearby seismic fault with an upgrade to its iconic Tabernacle.


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Ample Seismic Protection
By Carlos De Oliveira and Jeffrey A. Packer, Ph. D., P.Eng.

BRBFs provide superior seismic response, but SCBFs are still a viable bracing option in many seismic applications.


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In the Moment
By Victor Scheur, P.E.
Here are 60 tips for simplifying fully restrained moment connections for W-shapes.


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True Collaboration
By Dick Decker

The next generation in construction project delivery promotes cutting-edge technology and a truly joint effort.


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Think Long-Term
By John Cross, P.E.
The economy isn't out of the woods yet, but the design and construction industry can use this down time to its advantage.


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Corrected Vision
By Douglas C. Wood
The quality process must be seen clearly in order for it to work effectively.


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Changing of the Guard: How to Avoid a Leadership Shortfall
By Dr. Joseph D. Rei and F. Leigh Branham

Identifying the next generation of leaders is a significant issue for current design firm leadership.


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From the Heart of the Steeler Nation
By Bill Pascoli

From a very young age, it seemed that fate was driving AISC’s New England regional engineer toward a career in steel.


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The Nuts and Bolts of a Building-Literally
By Thomas J. Schlafly, Monica Stockmann, and Geoff Weisenberger

These tiny items are the product of a big-time manufacturing and quality-control process.


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Don't Force It: Roam Before You Pave
By Paul Williams

Sometimes it’s best to let natural progression take precedence over conventional wisdom.


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