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Keith D. Hjelmstad

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Victor Gioncu,Federico Mazzolani

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Alan Hayward,Frank Weare,A. C. Oakhill

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Siu-Lai Chan,J.G. Teng

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Jeom Kee Paik

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Hassan Al Nageim,T.J. MacGinley

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SCI (Steel Construction Institute)

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József Farkas,Károly Jármai

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Claudio Bernuzzi,Benedetto Cordova

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Alessio Pipinato

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Amr S. Elnashai,Luigi Di Sarno

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Yousef Bozorgnia,Vitelmo V. Bertero

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Wai-Fah Chen,Lian Duan

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Ram S. Gupta

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Daniel Straub

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Philippa L Moore,Geoff Booth

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Victor Gioncu,Federico Mazzolani

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A. Moser,Steve Folkman

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Liquan Xie

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