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April 2012


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Retrofit Measures for Distortion-Induced Fatigue
By Temple Richardson, Fatih Alemdar, Caroline Bennett, Ph.D., Adolfo Matamoros, Ph.D., and Stan Rolfe, P.E., Ph.D.

Using a combination of physical and virtual models, researchers are learning how to control cracking in bridge girders.


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Steel Bridges Link Texas Highways
By Greg Kochersperger, P.E.

Tub girders easily handle the long spans on a prominent Dallas-area interchange.


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Optimization of Structural Embodied Energy and Carbon
By Wolfgang Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Early evaluation is imperative if meaningful design changes are to be permitted.


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Erection Engineering: The Science Behind the Art
By William P. Jacobs, V, S.E., P.E., and Clinton O. Rex, P.E., Ph.D.

The need for an engineered plan for construction has grown more important as steel structures have grown more complex.


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The Bow Tower
By Neb Erakovic, P.Eng., and Tim Verhey, P.Eng.

Calgary’s newest skyscraper stands out, thanks to its height and eye-catching external bracing system.


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Welding of Hollow Structural Sections
By Jeffrey A. Packer, P.Eng., Ph.D., D.SC. and Matthew R. McFadden

An overview of welded HSS connections from several different perspectives.


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Innovation in the Design of Steel Structures: Research Needs for Global Compettitiveness
By Andrea Surovek, P.E., Ph.D., and Judy Liu, Ph.D.

Learn what activities are being planned to maintain and enhance U.S. competitiveness in steel construction.


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NASCC: The Steel Conference Products


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NASCC: The Steel Conference Exhibitors


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Introducing the AISC Manual Resource Page
By Keith A. Grubb, S.E., P.E.

The third of a three-part series introducing the new companion materials—all available free online—that have been prepared to complement the AISC 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual.


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A Layer of Quality
By William D. Corbett

Stricter environmental and performance requirements continue to push steel coating systems to new levels.


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The Economics of Sustainability
By John Cross, P.E., LEED AP

The dollars and sense of green construction.


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From Sensibility to Sense

For engineer John Gross, cooking started out as something functional and became something fun.


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