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July 2013


Articles

Going Deep
By Christopher Crilly, P.E., and Mark J. Tamaro, P.E.

Top-down construction, supported by steel, facilitates Washington, D.C.’s deepest building.


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Music City Masterpiece
By Donald E. Yarbrough, Bill P. Hanson and Edwin A. McDougle

A curvaceous new convention center in Nashville evokes the city’s musical prowess and natural setting.


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Reading Between the Lines
By Annie Vodenicharska, Derek Barnes and Stephen Capone

A new library in East Boston is the focal point of a park that sits between a residential neighborhood and the waterfront, with the idea of bringing both together.


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Holding Down the Fort
By Craig Alexander, S.E., P.E.

A new facility in Ft. Wayne, Ind., tends to the city’s growing public transit needs.


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Urban Oasis
By Jonathan Hamann and Richard Moon, AIA

Long-span trusses frame the entry to a new ambulatory center in South Boston.


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Game Time
By Paul Dannels, FAIA, and Anders Sjorgen, P.E.

Early steel procurement, point-cloud modeling and phased detailing team up for a big win in the speedy expansion of Michigan’s basketball arena.


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Courting Nature
By Tammy Jow and Peter J. Maranian, S.E.

A new courthouse in the San Joaquin Valley community of Madera looks to the mountains for inspiration.


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Bolts on the Fly
By Erin Criste

AISC’s new mobile bolt app can help you find the right bolt assembly for the job, wherever you are.


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Seismic Upgrade
By Cynthia J. Duncan and Leigh Arber, P.E.

A brief overview of what’s new in the 2nd Edition AISC Seismic Design Manual.


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So Where Does All That Steel Go?
By John Cross, P.E.

A look at how structural steel is used on a state-by-state basis.


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Hammer Time

A Florida structural engineer and university professor designs with and teaches steel for work—and slings it for fun.


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