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September 2003


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Bridges and Beyond
By Beth S. Pollak
The National Student Steel Bridge competition gives young structural engineers a chance to put design, construction, and project-management principles into practice. (129 KB)


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Composite Joist Advantage
By David Samuelson
The longer spans and open webs of composite steel joists combine structural efficiency with architectural and mechanical system flexibility.


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Dynamic Workplace
By Beth S. Pollak
Architecturally exposed structural steel, natural lighting and green elements combine to create a dynamic balance of community, collaborative and individual space at the Herman Miller Marketplace in Zeeland, MI.


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Green in the Golden State
By Marian Keeler


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LEEDing the Way
By Bret Busse, P.E. and Scott Barney
The first two buildings of a "green" office development in Lenexa, KS demonstrate the viability of sustainable construction principles. (140 KB)


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Power Play
By Beth S. Pollak
Extensive use of AESS and solar panels creates a light-filled, energy-efficient laboratory for San Mateo County, CA. (111 KB)


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Sustainable Design
By Michael G. Brennan, P.E.
Located along Pittsburgh's Monongahela River, the new operations center for PNC Bank is both employee- and Earth-friendly. (114 KB)


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The Real Deal: Sustainable Steel
By Christopher Hewitt
AISC's Christopher Hewitt takes a look at how to measure the sustainability of a steel-framed building - and the best ways to maximize steel's green potential. (270 KB)


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