26   Early to Rise
By Jim Foreman and Wade Lewis
For a new Denver hospital, early coordination allowed for mill order and steel detailing packages to be issued prior to construction documents. The result? A faster project.

32   Elevating Engineering
By Angela Fante, PE
The University of Rhode Island’s new engineering building was designed to instigate interdisciplinary interaction.

40   Building for the Future
By Ben Lockhart
A general contractor known for self-performing concrete work looks to steel to frame its new headquarters building in Salt Lake City.

48   Texas-Sized Steel
By George R. Batcha, IV, and Michael T. Kempfert
A steel producer for which sizable facilities are the norm goes bigger than ever with its new sheet mill in Texas.

Conference Preview
54   Of Codes and Contracts

By Jason Copley, Esq, and Matthew Skaroff, Esq
Tips for understanding the interplay between contracts and the AISC Code of Standard Practice.

Conference Preview
56   Plan the Work, Work the Plan

By Bill Borch
Thoughts on how to improve erection planning and execution.

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59   Avoiding Surprises

By Bruce F. Brothersen, PE
Notes on delegated design and the role of the design professional of record.



16   A New Shine on Steel Design
By Nancy Baddoo, CEng, and Mark Holland, PE
A look at the new AISC Specification for Structural Stainless Steel.

Field Notes
20   By the Book
Interview by Geoff Weisenberger
As one of AISC’s longest-tenured employees, Cindi Duncan has wrangled countless committee members to keep publications on track and on schedule.

Business Issues
22   Looking Ahead
A group of construction professionals ponders the future of the industry and what can be done to ensure it’s a bright one.