26   Building Big
By Edward M. DePaola, PE, and Fortunato Orlando, PE
New York City’s largest steel frame is a futuristic corporate headquarters built on a constraint-filled site.

36   Stunning Stair
By Paul Kassabian, PE, Paul Rosenstrauch, PE, Harry Dodakian, and Michael Chase
Careful analysis and thoughtful steel details made a new monumental staircase an architectural and serviceability success.

42   State of the Art
By Patrick Engel
Cutting-edge technology and operations are the norm at Nucor’s newest plate mill.

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48   Complex Construction
By Matthew Hellenthal, SE, PE
Every challenging steel erection job offers valuable insight for the next one.

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50   Crucial Combination
By Adam T. Sanchez, PE and Dave Eckrote, PE
Harnessing finite element analysis in delegated design of connections has been a structural engineering revolution.

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54   New Tools
By Michel Bruneau, PEng
Structural systems geared toward resiliency are an important addition to an engineer’s toolbox.

56   Dedicated to Steel
By Patrick Engel
SteelDays, AISC’s annual event dedicated to highlighting the U.S. steel industry, once again provided an inside look at the various links in the steel supply chain to students, construction professionals, and others.


16   Sweet 16
By Eric Bolin, Yasmin Chaudhry, PE, and Margaret Matthew, PE
At nearly 100 years old and now in its 16th edition, the Steel Construction Manual remains the gold standard for structural steel design.

Field Notes
20   Service to Steel
Interview by Geoff Weisenberger
AISC volunteer Steven J. Fenves has helped propel the steel industry forward for more than half a century.

Business Issues
25   A Gen Z Blue-Collar Boom?
By Jason Lamonica
The trade sector’s opportunities are a great match with many Gen Z job seekers’ priorities.


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