February 2008


Inspired Innovation
By Nissim Agassi, P.E., Scott Kamen, AIA, Denise Keaveney, and Ophir Agassi

A job that begins as a routine inspection for façade restoration suddenly turns into a challenging structural replacement project when severe underlying structural failures are found. (159 KB)

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Saved from the Wrecking Ball
By Marlo Sedki

A deteriorating parking deck in Atlanta gets some positive reinforcement from composite steel deck. (152 KB)

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Breaking the Surface
By Zareh B. Gregorian, P.E., and Garen B. Gregorian, P.E.

The cosmetic renovation of a New England building grows to include a significant structural repair. (178 KB)

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The 19th Hole
By Jeffrey Urdan

Sweeping views of the New York skyline and complex, artistic steel framing characterize a soon-to-be-open golf course clubhouse

on the Jersey shore. (304 KB) 

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Quality Corner: In Charge of Your Future
By Brian Miller

Becoming AISC Certified is a forward-looking business strategy. (78 KB)

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SteelWise: Simple Shear Connection Limit States
By Erika Winters-Downey, S.E., and Matthew Fadden

Understanding limit states is essential to understanding steel connection design. Here’s a look at common limit states for simple shear connections. (164 KB)

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People to Know: Constructability — Now More than Ever
By David I. Ruby, P.E., S.E.

Applying the philosophy of constructability into your projects will garner numerous benefits. (161 KB)

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Getting into the Details

The detailing industry is facing several challenges, not the least of which is a shortage of qualified detailers at a time when 3D and BIM are becoming the norm. MSC chatted with two detailing software companies about the current state of the industry. (70 KB)

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