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October 2011


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Steel Connections: Proprietary or Public Domain?
By Paul P. Cordova, Ph. D., P.E., and Ronald O. Hamburger, S.E.
An overview of six proprietary connection systems EORs can use to supplement their expertise and potentially reduce project costs.


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Design-Build Takes Flight
By Brian Norton, S.E., P.E., and David Douglass
Innovation and coordination were key components in the quick design and construction of the Boeing South Carolina 787 final assembly building.


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20 Tips from the Top Project Managers
By Mark V. Holland, P.E., Barry Bitner, Ben Merkling, and Bob Terpak
Key ingredients of successful projects from four people on the front line.


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Selection Factors for Cable Damping Systems
By Kevin M. Crouch and Daniel A. Dock, P.E.
A comparison of friction and high-damping rubber dampers for cable-stayed bridge applications.


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A Look at What Goes Into Curving Steel
By David Hornsby
With experienced operators, the challenge of curving steel just right is what keeps the job interesting.


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How to Conceptualize Your Next Project in Steel
By Carlo Lini, P.E.
Tips from the AISC Steel Solutions Center on how to create your own Conceptual Solution.


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How Much Do You Love Your Detailing Software?
Users write about their favorite features and a few things they're still waiting to see.


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The Rumblings of Volatility
By John Cross, P.E. LEED AP
Even as the economy remains unsettled, it appears construction pricing is beginning the return to more "normal" levels.


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Business Velocity: Part Three
By Larry Martof
Four examples of how identifying and implementing process improvements led to significant cost savings.


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The Buy American Act and the Structural Steel Industry
By Angela R. Stephens, LEED AP
Even with a keen understanding of the regulations, predicting the court's interpretation of the provisions of the Act can be quite tricky.


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Creating Art in Unlikely Places
By Maria Mnookin
A distinguished educator and structural engineer, Duane Ellifritt is also one of the world's few fore-edge painters.


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