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March 2010


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Rave Reviews
By Bartley J. Miller, P.E.
Large trusses provide a wide-open venue for sports and entertainment alongside the Ohio River.


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A Hospital Reborn
By Michael G. Brennan, P.E.
An upgraded and expanded facility brings new life to a century-old medical campus.


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Quick Deck Attachment
By William Gould, P.E.
Assembling steel deck diaphragms with powder-actuated fasteners offers speed and performance.


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Piercing Thicker Plate with Plasma
By Steve Liebold and Doug Shuda
New technology combines with old technique to yield piercing perfection.


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Quality Time
By Charles J. Carter, S.E., P.E., Ph.D., Keith G. Landwehr, Kurt D. Gustafson, S.E., P.E., and Thomas J. Schlafly
It often has been lampooned that quality is a topic about which everybody wants to talk, but nobody wants to do anything. No more!


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Quick Change from Truss to Girder
By Manjula Louis, P.E.
Extra effort and teamwork replaced the aging Desoto Bridge in surprisingly short order.


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Steel Solution Speeds Bridge Repair
By Chuck Merydith
Fast track replacement of deteriorated span quickly gets vehicles back on the road.


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Steel Interchange Solution Saves Millions
By Chuck Merydith
Replacing ramps with flyovers quickly alleviates highway congestion.


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Attaching Metal Decking
By Thomas Sputo, P.E., S.E., Ph.D., Darcy Yantz, and Erin Criste
You don't have to reinvent the wheel to attach steel decking to the supporting structure.


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Are You in the Know About the New?
By Todd Alwood, LEED AP
AISC introduces new certification logos and welcomes newly certified facilities into the program.


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Natural Progression?
By Geoff Weisenberger
As they evolve from prescription to analysis, green goals also are becoming the law of the land.


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AEC Team-Building in Tough Times
By Anne Scarlett
Three ingredients to make it happen.


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Google and the End of Wisdom
By Bob Batchelor
Remembering that search engines provide data, not answers, may be the beginning.


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