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August 2005


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2005 Hot Products
Read about some of this year's hottest products!


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Concrete Plank Producers


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Innovative Connections
By Bree Renz
ConXtech's systemized approach to steel construction streamlines and transforms traditional design and construction processes. (189 KB)


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Quality Corner: Are you good enough to get better?
By Roberta L. Marstellar, P.E.
AISC Certification for Building Fabricators - One size fits all! (113 KB)


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Special Delivery
By Gary Storm, P.E.
Not even a violent wind storm could stop the progress of steel erection for Memphis's FedExForum. (245 KB)


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SpecWise: Composite Column Design
By Roberto Leon Ph.D., P.E. and Larry Griffis, P.E.
The 2005 AISC specification for axially loaded composite columns uses a model that closely resembles that of traditional steel columns.


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Steel Profiles: Alan G. Davenport
By Lena Singer
Wind engineering expert Davenport has lent his expertise to some of the world's most well-known structures. His advice to young engineers? Keep it simple! (789 KB)


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Supporting Role
By Peter J. Cheever, P.E., and Aaron C. White, P.E.
The new Boston Convention and Exhibition Center features signature V-columns that support a one-acre ballroom and provide lateral stability to large, column-free exhibit areas. (320 KB)


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What's Cool in Steel
MSC's editorial staff picks the coolest stuff in the steel industry. (232 KB)


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