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Prequalified Connection Standard Available for Public Review

April 22, 2004 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

A new AISC Standard, Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications, is now available for public review. The new Standard provides design, detailing, quality, and inspection requirements for prequalified beam-to-column connections in Special Moment Frames (SMFs) and Intermediate Moment Frames (IMFs). The Standard, when approved, will eliminate the need for project-specific qualification testing to substantiate connection designs for steel moment frames when connections are designed within the range of prequalification. Prequalification of connections is in accordance with Appendix P of the AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings.

Copies of the proposed Standard can be downloaded for free by visiting www.aisc.org/AISC353. Or, you can purcharse a copy for a nominal fee of $12 by calling 312-670-5411 or by e-mailing [email protected].

Deadline for submitting comments is June 7, 2004. Please submit your comments electronically to [email protected] using the review comment form, or mail to: Christopher Hewitt, AISC, Suite 3100, One East Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601-2000. Copies of the review form can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by visiting www.aisc.org/prdoc or in PDF form by visiting www.aisc.org/prpdf


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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