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New 2005 AISC Seismic Provisions Now Available For Free Download

December 08, 2005 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

The new AISC seismic standard, Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-05) including Supplement No. 1 (ANSI/AISC 341s1-05), is now available for as a free download on the AISC web site.

This specification includes updated seismic design provisions and two new systems, buckling-restrained braced frames and special plate shear walls. It also incorporates both the allowable stress design (ASD) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD) methods. For a more complete description of the new provisions, see the Preface to the Provisions. This new specification supersedes the 2002 Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings and all previous versions of this specification. The new specification has been approved by the AISC Committee on Specifications and is ANSI-accredited.

Please visit www.aisc.org/2005seismic to download the new Specification and Commentary.

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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