Expansion Joints: Where, When and How
By James M. Fisher, S.E.
Where should expansion joints go? Where are they needed? How are they sized and designed? Here are some basic guidelines.

Hints on Using Joists Efficiently
By im Holtermann, S.E., P.E.; Drew Potts, P.E.; Bob Sellers, P.E.; and Walt Worthley, P.E.
Proper coordination between structural engineers and joist suppliers can make steel joists more structurally efficient and cost-effective.

HSS in the Far East
By M. James Chen, P.E.
Three runways and modern terminal buildings featuring exposed HSS steel framing have made Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport a modern hub for international trade in southern China.

NASCC 2005 Exhibitor Listing

Quality Corner: The New Building Standard
By Roberta L. Marstellar, P.E.
How did we end up here?

Seismic Joints in Steel Frame Buildings
By C. Mark Saunders, S.E.
What's the difference between a seismic joint and an expansion joint? What are the structural and architectural issues that must be considered?

SpecWise: So That's What they Meant!
By Charles J. Carter, P.E., S.E. 
User Notes provide useful insights into the provisions of the 2005 AISC Specification.

Steel Plate Shear Walls: Practical Design and Construction
By Ignasius F. Seilie, P.E. and John D. Hooper, P.E.
Used for more than three decades as a primary lateral force resisting system, steel plate shear walls are a good choice for a variety of building applications.