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September 2010


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Sky Hooks
By Clinton O. Rex, P.E., Ph. D.
Providing plans for both design and erection, engineers used support from adjacent new construction to enable large truss erection above a historic structure.


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Panelized Units Speed Construction
By Bill Lindley, P.E., Martin R. Williams, and C. Eric Jacobson
Prefabricating units on the ground, then erecting them, improves both schedule and safety.


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98 Tips for Designing Structural Steel
By James M. Fisher, P.E., Ph.D., and Michael A. West, P.E., AIA
Designers always should remember that Design = Analysis + Member Design + Connections


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Add a Tool, Expand the Franchise
By Michael K. Mitchell
A steel detailing firm's commitment to develop BIM skills turned out to be a good investment in its future.


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Emergency Renovation
By Jeremy Hedden, P.E., Mario Quagliata, P.E., and Tom Wandzilak
When an intense fire destroyed the 9 Mile Road bridge, designers took the opportunity to also accommodate future plans.


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Artistic Flyover
By Oscar Oliden, P.E., and Gary Gardner
Steel and Native American inspiration combine to produce a pedestrian bridge for keeping Phoenix students safe.


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Lift, Slide, Attach, Repeat
By Jim Talbot
Novel erection scheme widens Huey P. Long cantilevered steel truss bridge.


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The 2010 AISC Specification: Changes in Design of Connections
By Larry Kloiber, P.E., and Larry Muir, P.E.
A revised slip resistance formula for bolted connections is among the changes that will appear in Chapter J.


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What's in a Logo?
By Todd Alwood, LEED AP
Here is why using the new certification logos is a win-win proposition.


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Beware of Strings Attached to Stimulus Projects
By Steven M. Henderson and Ronald Stay
These federal funding packages require significant reporting.


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Our Own Little Antiques Roadshow
By Charles J. Carter, S.E., P.E., Ph.D.
The discovery and appreciation of steel salvaged from the first skyscraper.


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