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March 2000


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Carmel High School
By Carmel, Indiana
2000 Engineering Awards of Excellence Merit Winner
A creative solution to the need to replace an aging roof while at the same time allowing basketball to be played unhindered. (137KB PDF)


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Hillsboro Stadium
By Hillsboro, Oregon
2000 Engineering Awards of Excellence National Winner
Designed and built in 10 months, this stadium is a perfect blend of simple but elegant design, economy and speed through pre-fabrication. The canopied roof structure stands out like a jewel. (140KB PDF)


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Mashantucket Pequot Museum
By Ledyard, Connecticut
2000 Engineering Awards of Excellence Merit Winner
A complex mix of structural solutions to the architect's design. The use of fire engineering to preserve the use of exposed structural steel in the gathering space while at the same time saving the owner $750,000 is worthy of note. A project of obvious architectural significance supported by engineering ingenuity. (160KB PDF)


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Pacific Place
By San Fransisco, California
2000 Engineering Awards of Excellence National Winner
A straight forward solution to the complex problem of eliminatiing several floors of columns in an historic 10-story concrete-framed building. The massive loads from above plus the requirements to upgrade to current standards resulted in a solution using three-dimensional trusses. (186KB PDF)


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Safeco Field
By Seattle, Washington
2000 Engineering Awards of Excellence National Winner
A one-of-a-kind project taking a moveable roof stadium to a new level in a seismic desing. Designed in just nine months and constructed in just 27 months, the engineers met a long series of complex challenges. (227KB PDF)


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U.S. Coast Guard Hangar
By Opa-Locka, Florida
2000 Engineering Awards of Excellence National Winner
This 260' span hangar had to meet very demanding requirements for wind loads imposed by the FAA. It also had to satisy the owner's need for a minimum door height. (138KB PDF)


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