Specifications, Codes and Standards

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Standard Definitions for Use in the Design of Steel Structures (2004) 
This joint document from AISC and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) is designed to eliminate confusion among readers of technical documents related to steel. This short document is a glossary of terms used in the standards produced by AISC and AISI.


2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10), Third Printing
This specification provides the generally applicable requirements for the design and construction of structural steel buildings and other structures. The 2010 edition of the AISC Specification and Commentary supersedes and is an update of the 2005 edition. Both LRFD and ASD methods of design are incorporated. Dual-units format provides for both U.S. customary and S.I. units.

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Copyright Permission Letter
The copyright permission letter can be used to have additional copies of the 2010 Specification and Commentary made at your local print shop - just fill in the date at the top.

Comparison to 2005 AISC Specification
This document provides a detailed listing of the revisions made in the 2010 Specification (ANSI/AISC 360-10) compared to the 2005 edition of the Specification (ANSI/AISC 360-05).

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2010 Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-10), Third Printing
This ANSI-approved specification is a companion to the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10) that extends coverage to the connection detailing and member design requirements for structural steel and composite systems in high-seismic applications. The 2010 edition of the AISC Seismic Provisions and Commentary supersedes and is an update of the 2005 edition. A number of major changes were made in this edition, and a cross reference list following the table of contents provides a reference to the corresponding section of the 2005 Seismic Provisions. Both LRFD and ASD methods of design are incorporated. Dual-units format provides for both U.S. customary and S.I. units. 

 

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2010 Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications with Supp. No. 1 and Supp. No. 2
(ANSI/AISC 358-10 with ANSI/AISC 358s1-11 and ANSI/AISC 358s2-14)

This standard has been developed by the AISC Connection Prequalification Review Panel in accordance with Chapter K of the Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-10). The connections have been prequalified for use in special and intermediate steel moment frames without the need for additional testing.

The standard currently addresses seven moment connections: 

  • Reduced beam section (RBS)
  • Bolted unstiffened and stiffened extended end-plates
  • Bolted flange plate (BFP)
  • Welded unreinforced flange-welded web (WUF-W)
  • Kaiser bolted bracket (KBB) -- patent holder statement here.
  • ConXtech CONXL connection -- patent holder statement here.
  • SidePlate connection -- patent holder statement here.

These connection chapters discuss the possibility that implementation of this standard may require use of subject matter covered by patent rights. The patent holders have filed statements of willingness to grant a license under these rights on reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms and conditions to applicants desiring to obtain such a license. Each statement is linked above. 

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2010 Code of Standard Practice for Structural Steel Buildings and Bridges (AISC 303-10)
The Code provides a framework for a common understanding of the acceptable standards when contracting for structural steel. As such, it is useful for everyone associated with construction in structural steel. Unless specific provisions to the contrary are contained in the contract documents, the existing trade practices that are contained herein are considered to be the standard custom and usage of the industry and are thereby incorporated into the relationships between the parties to a contract.

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2014 RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts via www.boltcouncil.org
This specification covers the design of bolted joints and the installation and inspection of fastener assemblies in structural steel connections. The document is maintained by the Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC) with the participation of AISC.


For older versions of this specification including the 2009 version, visit our Historical Standards page.

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2012 Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (ANSI/AISC N690-12)
This AISC standard, Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (ANSI/AISC N690-12), dated January 31, 2012, includes both the load and resistance factor design and allowable strength design methods of design, and is a supplement to the AISC 2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings. The document applies to the design of safety-related steel structures and steel elements in nuclear facilities and replaces ANSI/AISC N690-06. It has been approved by the AISC Committee on Specifications and it is ANSI-accredited.

For older versions of this specification, visit our Historical Standards page.

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2013 AISC Certification Program for Structural Steel Erectors--Standard for Structural Steel Erectors (AISC 206-13)
This AISC standard, developed by the AISC Certification Standards Committee, covers quality management system requirements for structural steel erectors. Learn more about AISC Certification.

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2011 AISC Certification Program for Steel Bridge Fabricators--Standard for Steel Bridges (AISC 205-11)
This AISC standard, developed by the AISC Certification Committee (now called the Certification Standards Committee), covers quality management system requirements for steel bridge fabricators based on three types of steel bridges: simple, intermediate, and advanced. This standard also includes certification requirements for the fabrication of fracture-critical members. Learn more about AISC Certification Programs.

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2010 Certification Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems (AISC 420-10/SSPC-QP 3)
This AISC standard is a joint effort between AISC and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings. The standard allows paint shops and steel fabricators to meet the qualification criteria for two major certification programs (AISC's Sophisticated Paint Endorsement, SPE, and SSPC's QP 3 program) using the same reference document. AISC's SPE certification confirms to owners, the design community, and the construction industry that a firm has knowledgeable personnel and the organization, experience, procedures, and equipment to provide surface preparation and application of complex painting systems in a shop facility according to contract specifications. Learn more about AISC Certification Programs.

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2008 AISC Certification Program for Bridge and Highway Metal Component Manufacturers (AISC 204-08)
This AISC standard covers quality management system requirements for bridge and highway metal component manufacturers. Learn more about AISC Certification Programs.

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2006 AISC Certification Program for Structural Steel Fabricators--Standard for Steel Building Structures (AISC 201-06)
This AISC standard covers quality management system requirements for structural steel fabricators. Learn more about AISC Certification Programs.

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