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September 1996


Articles

Carving New Theaters
By Ramon Gilsanz, P.E.
Structural challenges abounded in the conversion of a mixed-use office, retail, and theater building into a nine-screen multiplex.


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Steel Judged Best for New Courthouse
By Larry J. Willis, P.E.
Steel's suitability for irregular bays and long spans made it the material of choice for a new courthouse in Northern Virginia.


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Post-tensioned Composite Truss Reduces Costs
By Jon M. Jorgensen, P.E.
A new proprietary truss system consists of wide-flange sections for the tension chords and web members and concrete-filled tubular members for the compression chord.


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Transfer Truss Supports Renovation
By Michael A. Lahti, P.E.
Large plate girders proved impractical due to tight site constraints.


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