Located at the southeast corner of the Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building, the large orange sculpture contains 21 excamples of connections used in steel construction. It was fabricated and donated by Almet Inc., Metal Fabricators, New Haven, IN in 1998. Thomas A. Bada, vice president, is an alumnus of the IPFW Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering Technology. The sculpture is part of an educational program developed by the American Institute of Steel Construction and is one of only nine in the state of Indiana. There are 107 of these sculptures installed on campuses across the United States.
Source: Stepping-Stones to the Future; a Self-Guided Walking Tour.