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AISC Seeks Author For Design Guide on HSS Connections

June 19, 2006 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

AISC is seeking proposals for a new AISC Design Guide on HSS Connections. The new Design Guide should be in accordance with the 2005 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, the 13th edition Steel Construction Manual, and the 2005 AISC Code of Standard Practice. Proposals should be submitted by August 1, 2006. Specific requirements are available at www.aisc.org/HSSrfp.

All proposals should address aspects of HSS connection design that are not currently covered in the 13th Edition AISC Steel Construction Manual or the supporting electronic publication AISC Design Examples. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Simple Shear Connections to HSS
  • HSS Truss Connections
  • HSS Tension and Compression Connections
  • HSS Cap Plates and Base Plates
  • HSS Moment Connections
  • Concentrated Forces on HSS
  • Diaphragm Connections
  • Material Specifications
  • Tolerances
  • Coating Issues
  • Design Aids
  • Other Topics Previously Addressed in the AISC HSS Connections Manual


For more information contact:

Scott Melnick
VP of Communications
(312) 670-8314
[email protected]


American Institute of Steel Construction
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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