2012 IDEAS2 Awards

Staggered Home
By Stephen Metz, P.E.
A space-saving, economical staggered steel truss system is helping Ohio State accommodate more students in better facilities in its South High-Rise Residential District.

Visiting an Old Friend for the First Time
By Lawrence F. Kruth, P.E.
A photographic appreciation of the Mackinac Bridge.

Developing Mp
By Bo Dowswell, P.E., Ph.D., and Larry Muir, P.E.
Does an R=3 directly welded flange moment connection do it?

Up-to-Date Safety
By Kristen Chipman
Safety equipment makers continue to improve their products—as well as delivery methods—in response to ever-changing regulations and the current economic climate.

Jobs and Productivity: The Impact on Construction
By John Cross, P.E.
Analyzing the economy’s influence on building starts is a matter of looking at the right numbers, the right way.

World Class
Bender-roller George Wendt strives for gold in the swimming pool and the curved steel industry.