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January 2012


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The New Groove Weld System
By Thomas J. Schlafly
For years the groove weld symbol dictated too much, in some cases, by mandating complete joint penetration; now designers have options.


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14 Secrets of the 14th Edition
By Christopher M. Hewitt, S.E., P.E., Erin Criste, LEED GA, and Leigh Arbor, P.E.
An inside look at some of the more useful, yet less well-known, resources in the new AISC 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual.


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Open-Web Steel Joists
By James M. Fisher, P.E., Ph.D.
What's new with steel joists? MSC talked to the nation's leading technical consultant on joists to get the inside scoop.


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Ring out the Old, Ring in the New
By John Cross, P.E., LEED AP
A look at several construction trends to expect in 2012 and beyond.


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An Exploration of the Three E's in Email
By Anne Scarlett, LEED AP
Applying these email best practices can help you optimize your effectiveness, etiquette and ease.


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Inquiring Minds Want to Know
By Todd Alwood
If they have questions about AISC Certification, you probably do, too; here are some helpful answers to common inquiries.


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Long on Memory
Holocaust survivor Steven Fenves, a pioneer of computer-assisted structural engineering who made the AISC Specification more accessible, is helping society never to forget.


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Progress Report: BIM Adoption from a Supplier's Point of View
By Ricky Gillenwater
One steel joist and metal decking supplier shares what it has learned about BIM software selection, file-exchanges and process definition.


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Turning Steel into (LEED) Platinum
By Scott Wolf, AIA, LEED AP, and Tom Hicks, S.E., P.E., LEED AP
How using BIM facilitated an efficient design process and a highly sustainable project.


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Structural Engineers and Sustainability
By Tabitha S. Stine, S.E., P.E., LEED AP BD+C
While some structural engineers have heartily embraced their role in sustainable design, others remain in a fog and are missing an opportunity.


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Back on the Job
By Jim Talbot
Laser scanning sped the rehabilitation and third deployment of this historic iron and steel bridge.


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Structural Steel Erection Aids
By Victor Shneur, P.E.
Planning ahead for a temporary support improves constructability and enhances safety in steel erection.


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