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AISC Solicits Research Proposals on Robustness of Structural Systems

August 19, 2004 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Resistance of structural frames to unanticipated loads is becoming a pertinent topic for structural designers. Some steel frames offer more resistance to unanticipated loads than others. Some connection configurations offer more resistance to unanticipated loads than others. Analysis of various frame and connection configurations and their relative resistance to unanticipated loads may be a consideration in selection of framing types in future structures.

As a result of this concern, AISC is soliciting research proposals to research the robustness of structural steel frames. Deadline for submission of proposals is August 30.

For more information on this program, and to obtain information on submitting a research proposal, please visit www.aisc.org/rfp.

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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