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April 2005


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Expansion Joints: Where, When and How
By James M. Fisher, S.E.
Where should expansion joints go? Where are they needed? How are they sized and designed? Here are some basic guidelines. (193 KB)


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Hints on Using Joists Efficiently
By im Holtermann, S.E., P.E.; Drew Potts, P.E.; Bob Sellers, P.E.; and Walt Worthley, P.E.
Proper coordination between structural engineers and joist suppliers can make steel joists more structurally efficient and cost-effective. (128 KB)


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HSS in the Far East
By M. James Chen, P.E.
Three runways and modern terminal buildings featuring exposed HSS steel framing have made Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport a modern hub for international trade in southern China. (148 KB)


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NASCC 2005 Exhibitor Listing


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Quality Corner: The New Building Standard
By Roberta L. Marstellar, P.E.
How did we end up here? (38 KB)


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Seismic Joints in Steel Frame Buildings
By C. Mark Saunders, S.E.
What's the difference between a seismic joint and an expansion joint? What are the structural and architectural issues that must be considered? (122 KB)


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Seismic Joints in Steel Frame Buildings
By C. Mark Saunders, S.E.
What's the difference between a seismic joint and an expansion joint? What are the structural and architectural issues that must be considered? (122 KB)


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SpecWise: So That's What they Meant!
By Charles J. Carter, P.E., S.E. (138 KB)
User Notes provide useful insights into the provisions of the 2005 AISC Specification. (138 KB)


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Steel Plate Shear Walls: Practical Design and Construction
By Ignasius F. Seilie, P.E. and John D. Hooper, P.E.
Used for more than three decades as a primary lateral force resisting system, steel plate shear walls are a good choice for a variety of building applications. (203 KB)


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