22   Into the Woods
By Jeff Johnson
Curving steel trees frame a new outdoor performance space in Des Moines.

30   Wild Blue Yonder
By Matthew J. Aquino, SE, PE, and Kevin Havens, AIA
An exposed long-span truss system illustrates and supports a Chicago area university’s aviation history.

36   Rallying Around
By Paul Dannels, FAIA
Steel framing, an accelerated construction document schedule, and phased construction helped turn one of college football’s most storied venues into a year-round facility, surrounding athletics with academics.

44   KC Kicks
By Brian Lewis, PE 
Steel raises the profile of soccer in Kansas City via a new state-of-the-art soccer facility.

52   Learning the ABCs
By Jeremy Hunter, PE, Mahmoud Hailat, PE, and Donald Shaw, PE
A steel Interstate bridge replacement sets the stage for future accelerated bridge construction projects in Indiana.

56   Robot Ready
By Geoff Weisenberger
Do robots have a place in structural steel fabrication shops? Several AISC member fabricators share their growing pains, successes, and general thoughts on implementing robots for various shop functions.

60   Raising the Standard
By Jonathan Tavarez, PE
An inside look at how AISC’s standards are developed.


16   Exploring Strength
By Louis F. Geschwindner, PE, PhD
Thoughts on determining the strength of built-up flexural members.

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20   Clarify the Quest
By Dan Coughlin
The Actions of Leadership, Part One: Starting your organization’s quest off on the right foot.