17   Looking into the Crystal Ball
By Tabitha S. Stine, SE, PE
Construction market conditions: looking back at 2018 and anticipating 2019 and beyond.

20   (Not) Scratching the Surface
By Joshua Freedland and Christine Freisinger, SE, PE
Over the years, the stainless steel surface of St. Louis’ Gateway Arch has developed multiple anomalies. A years-long study, with the help of a delicate rope access system, has helped reveal why.

25   Dedicated to Diaphragms
By Judy Liu, PhD
A look at some research results on the seismic performance of steel floor and roof diaphragms.

29   NASCC: The Steel Conference Final Program
Conference Tips  30
Short Courses  32
Exhibitor Lists  34 | 37
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Exhibit Hall & Conference Room Floor Plans   foldout
Registration Desk Hours  foldout
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Keynote Sessions  39–40
The Steel Conference Sessions  42–68
     Business Track  42–43
     Case Study Track  43
     Connections Track  45–46
     Constructability Track  46
     Design & Analysis Track  48–53
     Designer Track  53
     Detailing Track  55
     Erection Track  55–56
     Ethics Track  56
     Innovation Track  57
     Legal Track  59
     Project Management Track  60–61
     Roundtable Track  61–62
     Seismic Track  62–63
     Sustainability Track  64
     Technology Track  64
     Educator & Student Sessions  65 
     Quality Sessions  67–68
World Steel Bridge Symposium  71–74
SSRC Annual Stabiliy Conference  77–82
     Annual Meeting & Awards  77
     SSRC Sessions  78–82
Exhibitor Workshops  85
Events in the Hall  87
Networking Events  89
Committee Information  89

91   Exhibitor Listing

122   Session Planner
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6   Editor’s Note
9   Steel Interchange
12   Steel Quiz


121   Advertiser Index