22   Soccer Star
By Justin Barton, SE, PE 
Minnesota United’s stunning, sophisticated new soccer stadium is encapsulated by a complex web of steel wrapped in a first-of-its-kind translucent, tear-resistant skin.

30   Healthy Example
By Jeff Koke, PE, Thomas Taylor, PE, and Dave Thomas, SE, PE
Exposed steel inside and out elevates a new Colorado hospital’s identity and helps solidify its role as a prototype for future facilities of its kind.

36   Game Changer
By Garret Browne, SE, PE, and Ryan Koehn
A Chicago fitness club becomes a sporty new athletic resort when a steel-framed expansion walks onto the court mid-design.

42   Common Ground
By Larry Baker, PE, and Brad Kirkham, PE
Penn State’s new steel-framed Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building provides an education on vibration, collaboration, and structural system optimization.

48   Jazzing It Up
By Chris Ambridge, AIA, and Bill Yun, PE
A steel-framed, egg-shaped theater serves as the beating heart of an updated arts-based high school in D.C.

54   A Studio Grows in Brooklyn
By Marco Shmerykowsky, PE
A century-old service station becomes a steel-framed TV studio thanks in part to a creative column configuration and a fresh façade.

58   An Accurate Declaration
By Luke Johnson, SE, PE
For steel projects with green goals, environmental product declarations provide a third party-verified breakdown of various steel products’ impacts on the earth.


16   Opposites Attract 
By Christopher Hewitt, SE, PE, Peng, Alan Humphreys, PE, PhD, and Eric Twomey, SE, PE
A primer on galvanic corrosion of dissimilar metals.

business issues
20   True Teamwork 
By Dan Coughlin
Tips on building teamwork that actually work.


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6   Editor’s Note
9   Steel Interchange
12   Steel Quiz
62   News & Events
66   Structurally Sound


64   Advertiser Index 
65   Marketplace & Employment