28    2021 IDEAS2 Awards
All about the great ideas that became the winning projects of this year’s IDEAS2 Awards competition.

  • Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, Texas
  • The Heights School, Arlington, Va.
  • Truist Leadership Institute, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Watershed Building, Seattle
  • Jacksonport State Park Visitors Center, Jacksonport, Ark.
  • McDonald’s Net-Zero Quick-Service Restaurant Rebuild, Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Ballston Quarter Pedestrian Walkway, Arlington, Va.
  • Moscone Center Expansion—Pedestrian Bridges, San Francisco
  • A Monumental Journey, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Uber Advanced Technologies Group R&D Center, San Francisco

52    SpeedCore: Seismic Advantages
By Michel Bruneau, PhD, Amit Varma, PhD, Soheil Shafaei, PhD, and Devin Huber, PE, PhD
What to know when considering a SpeedCore system for its seismic properties.

58    Vaccination Considerations
By Jonathan Landesman, Esq, and Hope Steidle Kildea, Esq
Two attorneys weigh in on mandatory and incentive-based employer policies for COVID vaccinations.



16    Tension Member Design: A Primer
By Richard M. Drake, SE, and Erik Espinoza, SE
Getting back to the basics of tension member design.

data driven
21    Price Fluctuations
This month’s Data Driven focuses on price fluctuations in the steel market.

field notes
22    Steady Beat
Interview by Geoff Weisenberger
Southern California architect Anders Lasater has found the perfect balance between designing buildings and banging drums.

business issues
24    Engaging Ego
By Dan Coughlin
Tips for reducing the negative control of your ego—and not taking things so personally.