New Format for Engineering Journal

EJ 2014 Q3

AISC’s Engineering Journal has replaced its digital edition browser with a single downloadable PDF file at The current issue of EJ will be available for download and viewing until the next issue is posted.

Articles for the complete collection of EJ will remain available individually in the searchable archives. Downloads of current and past articles in PDF format are free to AISC members and ePubs subscribers. Non-AISC members may subscribe to EJ at the AISC bookstore.

The third quarter 2014 issue of EJ is now available online at

This issue of EJ is the second of two issues with a special focus on the “simple for dead load–continuous for live load” — or SDCL — design concept. The premise behind the concept is that girders erected as simple spans can be made to function under live load as continuous spans by providing continuity with a unique field connection. In addition to covering research, the issue highlights a successful SDCL bridge project from the engineer’s perspective.