30   Scoring Goals
By Brent Hungerford, PE
An integrated delivery approach for the steel package for Austin FC’s Q2 Stadium ensured an on-time project completion for a much-anticipated opening.

38   Office Upgrade
By Jeffrey Smilow, PE, and Patrick Chan, PE
A new high-rise in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards development is at the forefront of elevating the office environment in a post-COVID world.

44   It Takes a Village
By Tim Kyes, SE, PE, and John Roach, SE, PE
In Los Angeles, steel supports a revolutionary collection of buildings—and the fight to end homelessness.

50   Simple and Continuous
By Brian Byrne, PE
A relatively new design philosophy for steel bridges proves its ability to streamline construction, enhance service life, and ease fabrication.

54   Engaging Expertise
By Craig Collins
The second chapter of a forthcoming book on the first century of AISC focuses on the steel industry’s preeminent engineering and technical experts.

58   Nearly 360 Degrees of Separation
Interviews by Geoff Weisenberger
Robotic structural steel fabrication equipment hasn’t reached “end all be all” status quite yet, but those early adopters who have integrated it into their shops have generally been pleased with the results.



16   Beam-Column Design: A Primer
By Richard M. Drake, SE, Erik Espinoza, SE, and Mohammed Bala
Tips on designing beam-columns in accordance with the AISC Specification.

data driven
21   Getting Back on Track
By Joe Dardis
Want to know when the construction industry has fully recovered after a recession? Keep an eye on these three key milestones in the general economy.

field notes
22   Alternate Realities
Interview by Geoff Weisenberger
Engineering professor Hannah Blum is working to make the most of her and her students’ experiences in the real and virtual worlds.

business issues
24   The Unexpected Mentor
By Alex Morales
Mentorship, whether it is declared up front or occurs on the fly, can be a crucial component to more rewarding careers and projects.