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AISC 2013 Spring Seminar Series

AISC has announced their new spring seminars. (Chicago, IL) – This season, become more informed, more efficient, and a better structural engineer with AISC’s annual Spring Seminar Series. No matter what type of building you’re designing, nowhere else will you … Continue reading

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Why we need building permits

This is a very good example of why we need building permits from Asheville’s Citizen Times: ASHEVILLE — The collapse of a downtown building might have been avoided if a contractor had gone through the proper permitting process, the head of the … Continue reading

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Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Inspection

Art Domagala’s Photo Blog has interesting pictures of the inspection of the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge.  Check it out for some awesome shots.

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How to Apply Wind Loads in RISA-3D – RISA News

RISA News has come with a new tutorial on applying wind loads. Wind loads can be automatically are generated in RISA-3D for building models. RISA calculates the ASCE 7 Main Wind-Force Resisting System loads and calculations are based on the Analytical Procedure … Continue reading

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Why is Plate Meshing Important?

RISA News has published an article on why plate meshing is important.  Basic understanding proper plate meshing is required to get reliable results on or Finite Element Mesh.  Without proper meshing of plates, inaccurate results are sure to follow.  Their … Continue reading

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How to Append or Merge Multiple Models Together in RISA-3D

RISA News has posted a how-to on appending and merging multiple models into a single model file. RISA-3D allows you to append, or merge, multiple models into a single model file. This may be helpful if you model single floors in … Continue reading

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New Release LEAP Bridge V11.00.00

Leap Bridge has released V11.00.00.  For list of enhancements and additions visit their product update page LEAP Bridge V8i Enterprise is a consolidation of all configurations of LEAP Bridge (i.e. LB Suite, LB Precast and LB Cast-in-Place). This single executable … Continue reading

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14th Edition Steel Construction Manual Companion Materials Available as Free Downloads

Check out the free downloads from AISC: (Chicago, IL) – More than 150 detailed design examples, updated dimensions and properties of structural sections, and other useful resources that complement the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual, are now at your fingertips. Design … Continue reading

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New Features in RISASection 2.0

From RISA: RISA Technologies has recently released RISASection 2.0. This new version of the program contains the following new features to enhance your modeling ability: DXF Import You now can import a 2D shape into RISASection, via DXF file. For … Continue reading

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2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings Available as a Free Download

2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings Available as a Free DownloadSeptember 12, 2011 from American Institute of Steel ConstructionChicago, IL – The 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings ANSI/AISC 341-10 is now available for free downloading … Continue reading

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