22    All Aboard!
By Michael Stone, PE, and Dennis Pilarczyk, PE
Structural steel transforms a former industrial building into a modern train station in the rapidly growing city of Raleigh.

28    Enhanced Education
By Trevor B. Hill, PE
An old high school finds a new steel-framed home on a remediated manufacturing site in Connecticut’s largest city.

36    Switching Convention
By Kileigh Shea, SE, PE
In downtown Austin, a new steel sky bridge over a major thoroughfare is designed to connect its lofty users with the vibrant street life below.

42    On a Mission
By Maria Mnookin and Brent Leu, PE
Join AISC on our mission to provide educational opportunities to both students and professionals.

45    SteelDay 11
By Erika Salisbury
The 11th incarnation of SteelDay takes you to the heights of New York’s skyline to Major League Baseball’s newest stadium (in Texas) to a Heartland steel mill to a boat off the coast of Southern California—and everywhere in between.

48    Winning Welding in Wyoming
By Barry J. Bruns
Now in its third year, a SteelDay competition at a Wyoming fabricator starts students on a welding career path at a local community college.

52    Revealing Research
By Devin Huber, PE, PhD
AISC’s ongoing research projects vary in size and scope. Here’s an inside look at what we’re doing to improve steel design and construction.

58    Industry Impact
By Brian Raff
AISC needs to provide the International Trade Commission with a full picture on the impact of imported fabricated structural steel—and you can help!


16    Design with a Shine
By Nancy Baddoo
There are plenty of resources for designing structural projects with stainless steel—and more are coming soon.

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20    Vital Vision  
By Thomas Z. Scarangello, PE
Want your business to stand out as forward-thinking? Start by creating an environment where new ideas can be shared more easily—and keep vitality in mind.


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


65   Advertiser Index 
65   Marketplace & Employment