30   Structural Design for the Human Work Experience
By Timothy R. Morrison, SE, and Katherine E. Fickle
A new steel-framed Omaha office building was designed for an enhanced work environment—which is more important now than ever.

36   Long Spans for the Longhorns
By Usnik Tuladhar
Structural steel is in the starting lineup at the University of Texas’ new basketball arena, with a highlights reel that includes a long-span roof structure and impressive roof cantilevers.

44   Equitable Spaces
The 2023 Steel Design Student Competition encouraged an evolution toward equality when it comes to public spaces.



16   Connection Chapter Changes
By Tom Schlafly and Larry Muir, PE
The latest version of AISC’s Specification includes several changes to its connection-focused chapters.

20   Of Ductility and Deformation
By Louis Geschwindner, PE, PhD
Changes to Table D1.1 in the AISC Seismic Provisions will help simplify designing with moderately and highly ductile members in seismic applications.

Data Driven
24   Shaky Ground
By Joe Dardis
While the general economy has been unstable as of late, some of the building types hit hardest by COVID are poised to make a comeback.

Field Notes
26   Reimagined Rig
Interview by Geoff Weisenberger
One of this year’s Steel Design Student Competition winners and his faculty advisor discuss the iterative process of transforming a decommissioned offshore oil rig into a cultural center.

Business Issues
28   What’s Your Higher Purpose?
By Dan Coughlin
Identifying it and nurturing it can make you a better employee, a better leader, and, most importantly, a better person.