32   A Field House on Ice
By Nathan C. Roy, PE, Mathew E. Smith, and Doug E. Fischer, PE
A stacked steel solution enables efficient expansion of a college prep campus’ athletic complex, positioning a new field house above an existing ice rink.

38   Wedged In
By Thomas Densford, PE, and Peter Moser, SE, PE
A look at the benefits of a wedged girder arrangement for curved steel girder bridges.

44   Steel Century
By Craig Collins
AISC turns 100 this year. And a new book, to be released this fall, will help celebrate and recognize this milestone.

49   Embracing the Moment
By Kristi Sattler, SE, PE, PhD
More than 100 university teams worked through the obstacles of COVID to build bridges and make the most of this year’s AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition.

56   Making Connections
By Erika Salisbury and Geoff Weisenberger
Get ready: SteelDay is September 24. And as the world continues to return to normal, so does this annual celebration of steel, which will include in-person events for the first time since 2019.



16   Flexural Member Design: A Primer
By Richard M. Drake, SE, and Erik Espinoza, SE
Tips on flexural member design as it is addressed in the AISC Specification and Manual.

data driven
21   COVID Costs
By Joe Dardis
As the majority of U.S. adults have now received the COVID vaccination, things appear to be inching back to normal. But just how hard did COVID hit and how far have we come back? This edition of Data Driven will shed some light on where we were a year and a half ago and where we are now.

field notes
24   Engaging Effort
Interview by Geoff Weisenberger
University of Missouri steel bridge team captain Corey Valleroy has turned COVID-related instability into an opportunity to build a diverse new steel bridge team for his school.

business issues
26   More Essentials of Teamwork
By Dan Coughlin
A team is a group of individuals who support one another toward achieving important goals and fulfilling a meaningful purpose. But effective teamwork doesn’t just happen. Like any type of relationship, you have to work at it.