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April 2011


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The Ten Commandments of Communicating Connection Design
By Susan Burmeister, P.E., Patrick J. Fortney, P.E., Ph.D., and Tony Hazel, P.E.
Accurate and respectful exchange of information is critical to a team's ability to work together; following these rules can help.


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Model Exchange and Review - Live
By James A. Corsiglia, S.E., P.E., and Richard Steffens
A practical approach to complete integrated project development.


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Getting the Most Out of Buckling Restrained Braces
By Kimberly Robinson, S.E., and Cameron Black, P.E., Ph.D.
Information to help you get what you design and design what you can get.


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Performance-Based Seismic Design
By Ronald O. Hamburger, S.E., P.E., and John D. Hooper, S.E., P.E.
An explanation of specific performance criteria and how the process works.


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Behavior and Design of Steel Slit Panel Frames for Seismic Resistance
By Judy Liu, Ph.D.
An update on what research is showing about this promising lateral force resisting system.


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Recent Research on Column Base Connections
By Amit M. Kanvinde, Ph.D., and Gregory G. Deierlein, P.E., Ph.D.
Extensive testing is helping quantify the conservatism in current design approaches.


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Clean Air Regulations Coming to Your Fabrication Shop
By Thomas J. Schlafly
Fabricators must advise EPA of their compliance with the new requirements by July 25, 2011.


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One Question/Three Answers - Bridges: Sustainability
Some important questions have complex answers and benefit from reflection and discussion. In this series designed to reflect that understanding, NSBA asks leading minds in the bridge community to weigh in on some of life's imponderables.


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Far From One-Dimensional
By Geoff Weisenberger
The Sustainable Steel Sessions at this year's NASCC demonstrate the variety of ways in which the two S-words interact.


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Of Lost Luggage and Root Cause
By Stephen Russell
The auditees turn the looking glass on the auditor in a fine example of root cause analysis.


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AEC Job Search Tips for 2011
By Anne Scarlett
Things are looking up, so fuel your confidence, then let it shine.


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Of Motions Large and Small
A lifelong interest in railroads and structural vibration have accompanied Tom Murray around the world.


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