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December 2008


Articles

Going Long
By R. John Aniol, P.E., S.E., Joseph Dowd, P.E., and David Platten, P.E.
The Dallas Cowboys' new stadium will boast the longest single-span roof structure in the world.


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Soccer in the Rockies
By Steve Whitesell
An elegant, sloping canopy soars above Salt Lake City's new soccer stadium, while buckling-restrained braces protect it from seismic forces from below.


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Outside Looking In
By Manuel Hernandez, Associate AIA
Steel rooftop bleachers give Cubs fans a sturdy perch for watching the game from across the street.


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Taking Flight
By Tim Richey, AIA
An aviation museum's new pedestrian bridge pays homage to flight via a complex yet elegant design.                         


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The Arch Reinvented
By Susan Matzat, P.E.
As Ithaca, N.Y. has grown over the years, one its most significant spans needed to keep up.


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Early Adopter
By John W. Litzinger, P.E.
A new steel bicycle and pedestrian bridge in Cupertino is the first cabled-stayed bridge crossing the interstate highway in California.


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Expanding History
By Michael W. Carroll, P.E.
A replacement span overthe Missouri River provides much-needed extra room, scenic overlooks, and historic reverence.     


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A Skewed Perspective
By Fred Beckmann, Robert Cisneros, P.E., Ronald Medlock, P.E., and Don White
Starting with girders out-of-plump is the way to go for skewed bridge construction.


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Updating the Seismic Provisions
By James O. Malley, S.E.
The AISC Seismic Provisions are the result of the input from several experts-including you.


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A long Fall
By John Cross, P.E.
The question, in terms if the economy and specifically the construction market, is how long?


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Under Foot
By Susan Burmeister, P.E., and William P. Jacobs, P.E.
Horizontal floor diaphragm load effects on the composite beam design.


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Correcting Your Corrective Actions
By Dan Kaufman and Sheila Alegria
Knowing what a corrective action is and when to employ one can help you tighten up your quality management system and use it to its full potential.


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Stop Giving Cold Calls the Cold Shoulder
By Anne Scarlett
Strengthen your abilities to make initial calls to prospects.


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Are Young Engineers Unprepared? A Young Engineer Answers
By Eytan Solomon, P.E., LEED AP
A critical look at the concerns of our elders


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