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March 2009


Articles

Safety in Numbers
By Gregg Bundschuh

AISC explores a group insurance and risk management program for its members.


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Every Which Way
By Gary Provencher and Dave Farrell

A 19-section roof in Vegas contains more than 16,000 steel members and no right angles.


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Splitting the Uprights
By Tarek Ayoubi, P.E., Andrew Stoebner, P.E., and Kenneth Byle, P.E.

The retractable roof at Lucas Oil Stadium has a different way of opening.


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Special Delivery
By John George, P.E., S.E.

UPS’ mammoth steel-framed Worldport facility sorts more than 500,000 packages per hour using a materials handling system more than 170 miles long.


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Up and Running in No Time
By Gregg Fredrick, P.E.

In late spring, this bridge was severely damaged but by early fall, it was open to traffic again.


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Twice as Nice
By Michael Banashek, P.E., S.E.

Branson visitors now have twice as much room to get in and out of town over the White River.


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Wide River
By Stuart Nielsen, P.E.

The first bridge crossing the Des Moines River in Keosauqua, Iowa fell into the river. The latest endeavor is a bit more sturdy.


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Over the Rails in the Other Kansas City
By Brenda P. Foree, P.E.

Kansas City—Kansas—finds a new way to span a vast rail yard and link the north and south sides of town.


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Back to the Basics
By Jim Warren
Bad economy or not, the lack of skilled labor is still an issue.


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Setting s.M.A.R.T. Goals
By Pat Thomashefsky

Getting S.M.A.R.T. can set you on the path to quality success.


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Migrating South
By Gene Martin

AISC’s Southeast regional engineer discovers the challenges and opportunities of the lower-right quadrant of the U.S.


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Professional is as Professional Does
By Doug Caplan

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to professionalism.


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High Energy
By Barry Charnish, P. Eng., and Jonathan Hendricks, P. Eng.

Canada’s largest energy company will soon occupy the tallest building in the western half of the country.


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How to get Rich being a Detailer
By Hugh Dobbie, Sr.

There’s no magic formula but there are several considerations that can put you on the path to your first million.


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Design of Vertical Bracing Connections for High-Seismic Drift
By William A. Thornton and Larry S. Muir
Don't ignore the issue of frame distortion in high-seismic applications.      


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