ASTM A1085
New HSS Standard

In the second quarter of 2013, a new ASTM standard for HSS was released titled ASTM A1085. The new standard provides an HSS with improved performance and can result in more efficient steel designs. AISC has prepared a number of resources below to help introduce A1085 into the steel marketplace and to help engineers use it in design. Shapes are available in square, round and rectangular sections.

Shape Dimensions and Section Properties
Shape dimensions and section property tables are available in PDF format based on the nominal wall thickness for square, round and rectangular A1085 HSS.

Available Strength in Axial Compression
Axial compression strength tables are provided, which mimic the column tables found in Part 4 of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, 14th Ed.

Producer Availability Survey
AISC conducted a survey of A1085 shape availability, which indicates the sections and sizes being produced by domestic producers.

The following are contacts at the producers.

 Atlas Tube*
Bradlee Fletcher
Sales Engineer
[email protected]
227 W. Monroe St., 26th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
 Bull Moose Tube Company
Mark Abernathy
Director of Engineered Sales
[email protected]
1819 Clarkson Rd., Ste 100
Chesterfield, MO 63017

 EVRAZ North America*
Mike Koslosky
National Sales Manager - HSS

[email protected]
8735 N. Harborgate St.
Portland, OR 97203

Bill Synder
EVP and General Manager
811 Atlantic St.
N. Kansas City, MO 64116
 Independence Tube*
John Tassone
Manager of Marketing
[email protected]
6226 West 74th St.
Chicago, IL 60638
Searing Industries
Glenn Baker
Vice President of Sales
[email protected]
8901 Arrow Route
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Southland Tube
Patrick Limbaugh
Marketing & Sales Specialist
[email protected]
3525 Richard Arrington, Jr., Blvd. North
Birmingham, AL 35234

VEST Incorporated
Chris Knox
Vice President of Sales
[email protected]
6023 Alcoa Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90058

* AISC members

Design Example

The detailed design example shows a comparison in the design of a column using A500 and A1085.

ASTM A1085 Flyer
A brief overview of ASTM A1085