28   2022 IDEAS2 Awards
This year’s IDEAS2 Award winners range from a Seattle high-rise using a first-of-its-kind core system to a staircase that looks like a floating ribbon to a performance venue named for a rock-and-roll pioneer.

  • One Vanderbilt, New York
  • Allianz Field, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Lubbock, Texas
  • International Spy Museum, Washington
  • United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • L. Gale Lemerand Student Center, Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • 2Life Communities Administrative Offices, Brighton, Mass.
  • Ascension of the Celestial Maiden, New York
  • Rainier Square, Seattle

56   Steel Space
By Brian Markham, PE, and Bob Vincent
A handful of strategic steel solutions help launch the Space Needle into the future.



16   Practical Point Load Determination
By Rafik Gerges, SE, PhD, and Weian Liu, SE, PhD
Tips for more efficiently determining point loads for composite elevated deck slabs.

Data Driven
20   Certified Quality
By Joe Dardis
More and more steel fabricators and erectors—as well as the companies who employ them—are seeing the benefits of AISC certification. And it’s easier to find them now, more than ever.

Field Notes
22   The Long Run
Interview by Geoff Weisenberger
University of Illinois engineering professor Larry Fahnestock takes a proactive approach to teaching, advising, and covering great distances.

Business Issues
24   Hitting Reset
By Dan Coughlin
If a conversation starts to get ugly, remember to step back, be mindful of what’s happening below the surface, and hit the reset button.