Historic Steel Construction Manuals

The first AISC Steel Construction Manual was published in 1927, six years after the founding of AISC. The Steel Construction Manual (or Manual of Steel Construction, as the name has appeared on several editions) has been continuously maintained and updated since that time. Typographical errors were fixed; tables were revised; specifications were changed -- all resulting in multiple reprints of each edition.

Over the past few years, AISC has been scanning its collection of manuals to preserve their contents for posterity. The resulting PDFs -- for the first through seventh editions of the manual -- have been posted online as free downloads for AISC members as part of the ePubs member benefit. Each PDF has been scanned in full color and all text is searchable whenever possible. Each PDF includes an extensive bookmarks section to simplify navigation through these massive documents.

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Fifth
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5th edition cover

6th Edition Cover

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The most recent version of the AISC Manual is the 14th Edition.

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