MODERN STEEL CONSTRUCTION: This authoritative monthly magazine is made available for free of charge to architectural students taking steel design courses. Fifteen (15) copies of seven (7) issues of Modern Steel Construction are sent to all schools of architecture. This magazine covers the use of fabricated structural steel in the variety of structural types. It presents information on the newest and most advanced applications of structural steel in a wide range of structures. Issues of Modern Steel Construction (1996 - Present) are available online. Visit www.modernsteel.com web site to view them.
OTHER RESOURCES: In addition to researching Modern Steel Construction, students are encouraged to research other projects that demonstrate innovative use of structural steel such as those listed below. An intention of all ACSA competitions is to make students aware that background research is a fundamental element of any design solution.
Fernandez, John. Material Architecture: emergent materials for innovative and ecological construction. Architectural Press 2006. Chapter 2: Time and Materials pg. 31-74
Kieran and Timberlake. Refabricating Architecture: How Manufacturing Methodologies Are Poised to Tansform Building Construction. McGraw Hill 2004.
Steel Competition Program (PDF)