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Steel hoping to move into condominiums

In an effort to stimulate more use of steel structures in high residential buildings, the American Institute of Ste...

April 19, 2004   Canadian Consulting Engineer

In an effort to stimulate more use of steel structures in high residential buildings, the American Institute of Steel Construction recently sponsored a competition for innovative ideas.
It has given the $10,000 prize to a system, proposed by Keith Itzler of Goodkind & O’Dea in New York City, for a composite floor system incorporating structural steel and autoclaved aerated concrete.
A $5,000 second prize was awarded to Patrick M. Hassett of Hassett Engineering in Castro Valley, California for a stiffened plate floor deck. It uses a relatively think deck plate stiffened by “closed” ribs similar to a deck system used in orthotropic steel bridge decks. The competition brought entries from architects, students, builders and engineers.
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