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Field Notes

Welcome to our Field Notes podcast, where we interview industry personalities with interesting stories to tell.

Onur Avci pivoted from a career as a practicing engineer to academia, fulfilling his wish to share his wealth of knowledge with the next generation of engineers.

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Weekly Jigsaw Puzzle

WeStreet Ice Center

WeStreet Ice Center

In Tulsa, Okla., a former shopping mall is spinning, jumping, and gliding into its best *second* life as an ice skating center!

Rather than demolishing the empty shopping mall--and incurring the associated waste and costs--the Tulsa WeStreet Ice Center project added six new steel trusses and removed dozens of columns to transform the mall’s former anchor department store space into a versatile sports and entertainment facility centered around twin ice rinks.

Interested in how the team coordinated to maintain stability throughout construction? Check out to see the full sequence.

While you’re at it, head to to try your hand at assembling the new trusses!

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