April 3, 2013

My apologies for the long layoff between posts. March was an extremely busy month for me, including three very trying and tiring workweeks bookended by a great ski vacation in Colorado and the...
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March 7, 2013

Christopher M. Stone, PE, F. NSPE, F. ASCE, LEED AP BD+C Mr. Christopher M. Stone, PE, F. NSPE, F. ASCE, LEED AP BD+C is...
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February 10, 2013

One of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches featured Will Farrel playing President George Bush. The neophyte President immediately finds himself besieged by dire threats ranging from thermal...
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January 27, 2013

Ever wonder how some actors can have a career-making year in which they seem to appear in every blockbuster. You wonder how they could have worked on so many projects at once. Well, they didn’t do...
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September 29, 2012

The Young Professionals Committee of ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute is conducting a survey about your experiences as a structural engineering professional. They are interested in your...
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September 16, 2012

This summer guest contributor Kyle Vansice interned with Thornton Tomasetti in Chicago. He used some of his free time to explore Chicago’s rich architectural history, including works by acclaimed...
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September 9, 2012

ASCE-SEI Logo Recently I had to edit a graphic banner for the SEI Sustainability Committee website that I’m currently responsible for...
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June 9, 2012

Last September contributing author Rafael Gomes de Oliveira described how attending the ASCE/SEI Structures Congress launched his career in structural engineering. After living and working in Chicago...
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May 20, 2012

I've written several blogs recently about the cutting edge of structural design. While it's true that new modeling software and analytical techniques are changing the occupation, it remains extremely...
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January 3, 2012

As a structural engineer, my principal interest in reading about the cupola of Santa Maria del Fiore is how exactly does it stand up. The masonry dome is still the largest of its kind. With a span of...
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