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AISC Releases Nuclear Facilities Specification

June 21, 2007 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

A new AISC standard, Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (ANSI/AISC N690-06), is now available for free downloading on the AISC web site. This specification is written as a supplement to the 2005 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-05) and includes updated design provisions for the design of safety-related steel structures and steel elements in nuclear facilities. The document incorporates both allowable stress design (ASD) and load and resistance factor design methods (LRFD), and supersedes ANSI/AISC N690L-03 and ANSI/AISC N690-94 (R2004), including all supplements to and previous versions of this specification. ANSI/AISC N690-06 has been approved by the AISC Committee on Specifications and is ANSI-accredited.

The new Specification and Commentary can be downloaded at no charge by visiting www.aisc.org/N690-06.

For more information contact:

Scott Melnick
VP of Communications
(312) 670-8314
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The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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