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September 2008


Articles

Artistic Achievement
By Mario Elcid, P.E., and Bob Varga, AIA, LEED AP
The arts campus at Western Michigan University finds the "missing link" with a dynamic new building that complements and enhances its neighbors.


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A New Link to Learning
By Brent Brandy, P.E., LEED AP
An expanded bridge on Georgia State University's campus brings two library buildings together as one.


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Moving In
By Nat Oppenheimer, Yegal Shameash, and Ben Rosenberg
Dickinson School of Law, formerly an independent entity, will soon have its own building on the Penn State Campus.


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Facilitating Creativity
By Terry Tsang, S.E., and Gary Gidcumb, R.A.
Eye-Catching architecture and innovatice structural design are all but requirements when building a school geared toward the arts.


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A Model Museum
By Lisa Minakami, P.E., and Derrick Roorda, P.E., S.E.
Extensive 3D modeling helped to create and navigate the framing for a new art museum in Virginia.


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Stability Analysis: It's not as Hard as You Think
By Christopher M. Hewitt, S.E.
The Direct Analysis Method is a good choice for stability design - and with a little guidance, it can be a relatively simple process.


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The Quality Diet: Building A Healthy Business
By Timothy J. Folkerts
Implementing a corporate quality system is much like dieting- and there's a lot more to both of these processes than you might think.


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A Fair and Balanced Offer
By Tim R. Johnson
Framing a job offer properly can be the difference between landing a top-notch candidate and scaring him away


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Supporting Role
By Perry S. Green, PH.D., and Tim Holtermann, P.E.
Erecting steel joists without proper bridging can cause it all to come crashing down.


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Remember the Red River Valley
By Larry A. Erickson, P.E.

Part replacement span, part revitalization tool, a new bridge over the Red River of the North connects two Upper Midwest towns in North Dakota and Minnesota.


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Notes from an E in an A/E World
By Asma Monin
Being a engineer at an A/E firm involves lots of challenges -but also plenty of opportunities that might not be available at an engineering firm.


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