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March 2011


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Comments on MSC at 50
Notes from longtime readers of Modern Steel Construction in response to the retrospective article published in the January 2011 issue.


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93,000 and Counting: The AISC Steel Solutions Center Celebrates 10 Years
By Tabitha Stine, S.E., P.E., LEED AP
The industry's one-stop-shop for structural steel information enters its second decade of service.


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Dancing to a New Beat
By Rachel Calafell and Karim Zulfiqar, P.E.

Vibration concerns set the stage for a new dance facility.


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The 2011 NASCC Opportunity
By Thomas L. Klemens , P.E.
From education to socialization, this year's Steel Conference offers something for everyone in the structural steel industry.


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The Dawson Bridge's Quick Rehab
By Jeff Dibattista, P.ENG., PH.D., Kris Lima, P.ENG., and Shiraz Kanji, P.ENG
Lightweight composite steel plate and elastomer desk shaves months off project schedule and millions off budget.


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The Eads Bridge: A Revolution in Bridge Building
By Jim Talbot
This iconic bridge at St. Louis, still a vital link today, marked the first steel crossing of the Mississippi River.


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Tips for Design Constructable Steel-Framed Buildings
By Clifford W. Schwinger, P.E.
Here are 26 ways engineers can enhance constructability by keeping connections in mind as they make design decisions.


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Corrosion Protection and Connection Design
By Jacinda L. Collins, P.E., LEED GA, and Thomas J. Schlafly
Choosing which protection system to employ affects how you should design the connections.


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The Legal Side of Green
By Geoff Weisenberger, LEED GA, and Angela R. Stephens, LEED AP - BD&C
Taking part in a green project means living up to certain green expectations - and taking steps against potential green litigation.


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Painting the Way to a New Horizon
By Dan Kaufman
As AISC and SSPC support a new, single standard, what does that mean for the industry and you?


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New Perspectives on Accident/Incident Investigation
By Larry Wilson
Surprisingly enough, most people can't even count the number of close calls they've had that could have killed them.


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Engineer by Day, Musician by Night
Picking up his horn again after more than 20 years brought some welcome balance back into the life of Curtis "T-Bone" Mayes.


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