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October 2013


Articles

Ivy League Steel
By Stephen Curtis, CEng, and Alan Erickson, P.E.

Yale intends to introduce its new business building with a bang.


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The Winds of Time
By Matt Jackson, S.E., P.E.

Increased wind load requirements and the bad timing of the 2008 economic downturn couldn’t keep a Manhattan skyscraper from topping out ahead of schedule.


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Consolidating Care
By Andy Kizzee, P.E., and Kyle Maxwell, P.E.

The University of Tennessee combines its disparate pharmacy buildings into a new facility at the Memphis Medical Center.


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Boulevard Beacon
By Jack Lester

New, prominent signage for one of Las Vegas’ premier hotel-casinos serves as a lighthouse of sorts in a city of lights.


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Sea and Space
By Zachary D. Kates, P.E., and Rohan Talwalkar

A new sail-shaped structure welcomes visitors seeking cruise ships and spaceships on Cape Canaveral.


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Breathing Room
By Abie Khatchadourian, AIA, Paul Benedict, S.E., P.E., and Bob Cooper, AIA

Wisconsin’s largest technical college greets increased enrollment with open arms and an open-plan campus addition.


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Bracing for Nonbuildings Similar to Buildings
By Robert J. Walter, S.E., P.E.

What are the options when selecting a bracing system for a nonbuilding structure similar to a building?


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Tomorrowland
By Chris Moor

Meet George Jetson, the fabricator of the future.


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Facilitating Estimating
By Tabitha Stine, S.E., P.E.

Increasing value with a conceptual cost-estimating checklist.


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Construction Cycles
By John Cross, P.E.

Despite how the construction market looks "on paper," predicting its behavior is by no means an exact science.


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Puppy Love

A structural engineer and his wife prepare furry, four-legged friends for futures as guide dogs.


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