26   Rocking the Boat
By Leo Panian, SE, Gina Beretta, SE, and Isaac Williams
In a Bay Area business park geared toward innovation, a new life sciences headquarters building features a forward-thinking seismic-resistance system.

32   Framing the Front Door
By Dariusz Klimek
Baylor University’s stunning new welcome center is anchored by four signature steel towers that came together perfectly thanks to precision detailing and fabrication.

40   Top to Bottom
By Mark Tamaro, PE, and Douglas Schweizer, SE, PE
An innovative new construction technique safely speeds up steel building erection—in reverse order.

44   Partnering Up
By J. Chris Carroll, PE, PhD
Industry partnerships between colleges and fabrication facilities can provide crucial experiential learning, as illustrated by a recent endeavor in St. Louis.

50   Elevating Electric Vehicles
This year’s Forge Prize winner looks to a perhaps-not-so-distant future in which typical gas stations become electric vehicle charging stations that double as steel works of art.

56   Third Time’s the Charm
By Dani Friedland
For the third consecutive year, student engineers from the University of Florida took first place in the 2023 Student Steel Bridge Competition.


16   To Test or Not To Test?
By Kerry Kreitman, PE, PhD
Here are a few important considerations when structural testing is required on a project.

Data Driven
21   Best Bridges
By Christopher Garrell, PE
Building a steel bridge? Collaborate with us!

Field Notes
22   Quality Time
Interview by Geoff Weisenberger
Quality assurance expert Cliff Schwinger has spent his career helping designers and detailers improve their designs and view mistakes as learning experiences.

Business Issues
24   Forging Loyalty
By Christian Crosby, PE
There’s no magic bullet when it comes to recruiting and retention. But tracking the process and focusing on the “why” can help you find—and retain—a dedicated, high-quality workforce.