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January 2014


Articles

AISC and the IBC
By Erin Criste and Charles J. Carter, S.E., P.E., Ph.D.

Whose rules rule? With adoption by reference, it couldn’t be any easier to determine.


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Above the Action
By Greg Baker, AIA, and Joe Diesko, AIA

Floating over Cal Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium, a sleek, new press box complements the structure’s historic Beaux Arts facade.


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Taking Things in a New Direction
By Faz Ehsan, P.E., Ph.D.

Creative collaboration and framing flexibility allow a university hospital project to successfully take on a major programmatic change well into the construction phase.


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Braced for the Future
By Kim Caravalho

Buckling restrained braced frames maximize aesthetic appeal, seismic preparedness and flexibility for the City of Pasadena’s new office building.


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The Life Aquatic
By Peter Olendzki, P.Eng.

BIM brings structural and visual optimization into Toronto’s angular new aquarium.


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Hanging (over the) 10
By Paul Chung, P.E., and Jason Fang, P.E., Ph.D.

The widening of Interstate 10 in suburban Los Angeles provided the opportunity to build a new pedestrian overcrossing with an attractive through-truss as the centerpiece.


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Reinforcing the Point
By Bo Dowswell, P.E., Ph.D.

It’s important to know your options, as well as your existing structure, before moving forward with a reinforcement scheme.


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Specifying Value
By William D. Corbett

A properly installed coating system adds not only protection to fabricated structural steel, but also value.


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Inviting Innovation
By Matt Tenney

Creating a highly innovative culture takes much more than creativity.


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Topping Out
Trident True


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