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October 2007


Articles

Phantastic!
By Ruben Martinez, P.E., S.E., and Adam Johnson

Structural steel brings the magic of the Phantom of the Opera to a transformed exhibition hall in Las Vegas.


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The Suite Life
By Eric Roth, P.E.

An innovative steel system is seeing increased use in university residence halls, as illustrated by a current dorm project in Pennsylvania.


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Ocean View
By William Baker, P.E., S.E., Robert Sinn, P.E., S.E., and Bradley Young, S.E.

Wide open spaces, made possible by long spans, are part of a coastal theme at the new Virginia Beach Convention Center.


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A Tale of Two Projects
By Michael Bolduc, P.E., John Thomsen, P.E., and Joseph Zona, P.E.

Teams from two health-care projects offer some insight into choosing between field-welded and field-bolted moment connections.


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Quality Corner: Certifying the Certifier
By Roberta Marstellar, P.E., with Sheila Alegria

Over a three-year period Quality Management Company improved itself from the inside out—and became ISO certified in the process.


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Engineering Value into Your Project
By David T. Ricker, P.E., updated by Charlie Carter, P.E., S.E.

Design economy is a topic that never grows old. Here’s an update of a classic MSC article outlining ways to keep your steel projects on time and on budget.


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Primary Concerns
By Anne Scarlett

Primary research involving input from clients and industry experts should be a key element in developing your firm’s marketing strategy.


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Joist Cause
By P.J. Moran, P.E., and Eric Jensen, P.E.

Providing the proper information and checking the computer’s work will keep the joist portion of any construction project on track.


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