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March 2012


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A New Future for Mental Health Care
By Sam Rangaswamy, S.E., P.E., Ph.D., and Anthony Ehlers, Jr.
Using SidePlate FRAME cuts the number of moment connections required, maximizes design versatility and yields significant cost savings for landmark public works project.


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Higher Education
By Rob A. Chmielowski, S.E., P.E.
Roosevelt University’s new 32-story vertical quad is a showcase for the versatility of steel framing.


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A World-Class Community Hospital for the American Military
By Matt Muhlenkamp, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
How design-assist and the “boneyard” concept cut design and construction time from 10 years to less than five.


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Interoperability for Construction
By Chris Moor and Luke Faulkner
An in-depth look into the how and why behind the steel construction industry’s migration to IFC.


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Aesthetics of Urban Steel Bridges
By Juan A. Sobrino, P.E., Ph.D.
Bridge engineers should take responsibility for the structure’s appearance, as well as ensuring that it carries the load.


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Portland’s 1912 Steel Bridge: Setting the Standard for Multi-modal Transport
By Jim Talbot
The world’s only known working telescoping dual-lift truss bridge is soon to begin its second century of service to the community.


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Introducing the V14.0 AISC Design Examples
By Cynthia J. Duncan
This is the second installment of a three-part series on the new companion materials—all available free online—that have been prepared to complement the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual.


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Technology and Steel Fabrication
By Chris Fischer
Keeping up with the pace of change isn’t easy, but it has definite benefits in this industry.


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Weathering Steel for Highway Bridges
By Alex Wilson and Brian Raff
By addressing corrosion concerns, weathering steel offers a sustainable and aesthetic solution for designers and owners.


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Reflecting on 2011
By John Cross, P.E., LEED AP
At last, some subtle signs of a turnaround for the construction industry.


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Better Project Interview Performance
By Anne Scarlett, LEED AP
Does your team really behave like a team? Use these exercises to strengthen your presentations.


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The Leader of the Band
After more than half a century in the industry, Gill Harris continues to make music as well as buildings.


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Thermal Bridging Solutions: Minimizing Structural Steel’s Impact on Building Envelope Energy Transfer
This document is the product of the joint Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) /American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Thermal Steel Bridging Task Committee, in conjunction with the SEI’s Sustainability Committee’s Thermal Bridging Working Group.  More information on the work of the committee and on the topic in general can be found at www.seisustainability.org and www.aisc.org/sustainability respectively.


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