January 2008


Vertical Integration
By Paul Dannels, AIA, and Mehdi Setareh, P.E., Ph.D.

A Michigan firm creates a unique spatial relationship between its offices and the rest of its facility. (308 KB)

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The Cost Equation when Designing for Floor Vibrations
By Linda M. Hanagan, Ph.D., P.E., and Melissa C. Chattoraj

When it comes to selecting floor framing systems for vibration serviceability, consider more than than just structural costs. (206 KB)

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Getting the Green Light
By Tamara Alen, S.E.

An attractive, sustainable DMV gives maximum exposure to structural steel. (155 KB)

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Innovative Connections, Simple Solutions
By Terry C. Peterson

Three unique glass-and-steel projects achieve success through highly engineered bolt systems. (393 KB)

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Quality Corner: 25 Years is Just the Beginning
By Brian Raff

AISC’s certification program has come a long way in 25 years. (164 KB)

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59 Tips and More for Economical Design

MSC surveyed six fabrication engineers to find out what designers can do to make their projects more economical. (103 KB)

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SteelWise: A Closer Look at Steel Plate Shear Walls
By Jason Ericksen, S.E., and Rafael Sabelli, S.E.

Special plate shear walls are a viable option for many high-seismic designs. (674 KB)

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Shape Sense
By Keith A. Grubb, P.E., S.E.

Selecting the right shapes for a project involves a careful balance of strength, serviceability, and availability. (111 KB)

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Inclined towards Interoperability

What’s in store for the structural engineering software industry? (71 KB)

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