Off the Grid
By Paul Dannels
A vertical addition to a university building is offset from the below building by 31° in order to meet site requirements.

Safety First
By Geoff Weisenberger
On November 2, 2004, Central Texas Iron Works experienced a lost-time injury. It hasn’t experienced one since.

High-Performance Steel Bridge Coating Options
By Robert Kogler and Laura Erickson
There’s more than one way to coat a bridge.

What Makes a Good Design Drawing?
By Darren Hartman and Rob Schoen
Clearly defining the relevant parameters and components is a good place to start.

Working with Large Trusses
By Sylvie Boulanger, P.Eng., Ph.D., and Collin Hughes
What to keep in mind from design to erection.

The Business Case for Integrated Lean Project Delivery
By Howard W. Ashcraft, Jr., Jason Collins and Dave Hagan
Why and when IPD is worth exploring.

Are You Properly Specifying Materials?
By Martin Anderson, Charles J. Carter, S.E., P.E., Ph.D., and Thomas J. Schlafly
Keeping tabs on current ASTM specifications will help you make the right choices when designing and building your projects.

Pre-Planning Tips and Tools
By Stephen Burkholder
If you’re “pre-planning” after a job has already started, you’re not really pre-planning.