New Detailing Cards Offer Quick and Handy Steel Reference
April 15, 2004 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.
Detailers and other draftspeople working with structural steel now have an inexpensive method for viewing dimensional properties and other useful data thanks to a new product from the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. The new AISC Detailing Cards are a quick and handy reference for the shape, gage, and strength properties of steel sections and connectors.
“The Detailing Cards are ideal for anyone involved in the detailing or drafting of structural steel, especially if they don’t need the full design resources contained in the Manual of Steel Construction,” explained Chris Hewitt, a staff engineer at AISC and Secretary of AISC’s Detailing Committee.
This traditional tool for steel detailers presents the dimensional properties of steel shapes on two large cards - one for beams and one for columns. The set includes detailing dimensions and common connection design values for both LRFD and ASD. “The card-based format provides the most commonly used information from the Manual of Steel Construction in a straightforward and streamlined manner,” Hewitt said.
The cards cost $30 for AISC members ($60 for non-members) and can be purchased by visiting www.aisc.org/bookstore or calling 800.644.2400.
For more information contact:
VP of Communications
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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