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AISC Seeks Proposals For New Design Guide on Blast and Progressive Collapse

June 04, 2004 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Qualified and interested parties are invited to submit proposals for the complete preparation of a Design Guide on Mitigation of Blast and Progressive Collapse. The scope of work for the Design Guide, which the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC) is planning to publish in 2005, includes all text, tables, and figures. The final product will be reviewed by the AISC Blast and Impact Resistant Design Committee (BIRDC) and AISC Staff.

The successful proposal should include:

    • A detailed description for the scope of the guide (click here to view a proposed outline, however, the prospective author could propose a modified outline if deemed necessary), including approximate number of formatted pages. Prospective authors are also encouraged to submit a preliminary list of tables, figures and description of examples.
    • A time schedule for the completion of the guide (for example, 6 months for a 99% draft + 3 months for AISC BIRDC review and incorporation of comments + 3 months for AISC staff review, incorporation of comments and final formatting).
    • The associated fees and costs, including payment schedule.

Proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2004 to Farid Alfawakhiri, AISC Senior Engineer ([email protected]; 312-670-5441).

AISC reserves the right to accept any or reject all of the submitted proposals.

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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