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September 2004


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10 Tips for Designing with Steel Joists
By Timothy J. Holtermann, P.E.
Tips for avoiding common problems when designing with steel joists.


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Bridge Builders
By Beth S. Pollak and Dan Swiatek
A record 44 teams participated in the 2004 National Student Steel Bridge Competition Finals (co-sponsored by AISC and ASCE) at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO.


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Capitol Improvements
By Gene O. Brown, P.E. and Timothy J. Dolf, P.E.
A design-build effort topped off Oklahoma's nearly 90-year-old State Capitol building with a crown of steel. (170 KB)


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Classic Papers from AISC's Engineering Journal
By David T. Ricker
"Cambering Steel Beams" by David T. Ricker, 4th Quarter 1989 (54 KB)


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Complex Apartments
By Beth S. Pollak and Michael Gustafson
An innovative staggered truss system and a design-build effort sped the completion of an apartment complex in Ames, IA. (113 KB)


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Over the Top
By Richard C. Pennock, P.E. and Ronald E. Thompson, P.E.
Steel canopies offer a lighter and brighter view at several new stations for the Washington, D.C.-area rapid transit system.


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Rapid Replay
By Gene Martin, P.E. and Beth S. Pollak, with David R. Simpson, P.E
Trust, teamwork, and technology boost a quick switch from concrete to steel in the expansion of West Virginia University's Mountaineer Stadium in Morgantown, WV.


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The Most Expensive Bridge in the World
By Roumen V. Mladjov, S.E.
From My Perspective: One engineer comments on the soaring cost of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span. (67 KB)


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