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New Steel Manual To Ship In February

January 11, 2006 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Printing problems are delaying the publication of the new Steel Construction Manual until February. "As reliable as the act of printing from a PDF should be, WYSIWG [what you see is what you get] is apparently a fib," explained Charlie Carter, AISC's chief structural engineer. "We discovered a couple of sections in which our printer left out a whole bunch of characters in a fairly random pattern."

"The issue revolved around the use of embedded fonts and different versions by the typesetter of the same font family," added Scott Melnick, AISC's vice president of communications. The revised pages are currently being printed and the new manual is still expected to be unveiled at the upcoming NASCC: The Steel Conference in San Antonio (visit www.aisc.org/nascc for more information).

The new manual is available for pre-order. The AISC member price is $175, while non-members pay $350. Additional discounts are available for attendees at an upcoming steel seminar (visit www.aisc.org/bookstore for more details).

The new Manual brings together the best of ASD and LRFD and is easier to use than ever. ASD and LRFD are merged seamlessly side-by-side: tabulated ASD values have green shading and tabulated LRFD values feature blue type. Black type is used for design values that are independent of design philosophy. And included with the new Manual is AISC Design Examples, a CD-companion that provides hundreds of design examples illustrating the use of the new Manual and he 2005 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.

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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