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Two AISC Standard Documents now Available for Public Review

October 30, 2003 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Currently under public review for reafirmation is the "Specification for the Design, Fabrication, and Erection of Steel Safety-Related Structures for Nuclear Facilities," which was originally approvied in 1994. There has been one Supplement to this document, dated April 15, 2003, and a second supplement is currently undergoing balloting and public review. The reaffirmation corresponds to the base document only and not the supplements. This standard applies to the design, fabrication, and erection of steel safety-related structures and structural elements for nuclear facilities using the Allowable Stress Design method. The structures or structural elements subject to this Specification are those steel structures which are parts of the nuclear safety-related system or which support, house, or protect nuclear safety-related systems or components, the failure of which would impair the safety-related functions of these systems or components. Specifically excluded from this Specification are pressure retaining components, e.g., pressure vessels, valves, pumps, and piping.

A hard copy of this document is available for the public review period ending January 13, 2004. To order: send a request by e-mail to Janet Cummins. The cost is $20. Comments should be submitted by completing the online form for Reaffirmation of N690-1994 by January 13, 2004.


Also available for public review is Supplement No. 2 to N690-1994, "Specification for the Design, Fabrication, and Erection of Steel Safety-Related Structures for Nuclear Facilities." This is the second supplement to this document and is a revision to the first supplement. Only the revisions shown in Section Q1.4.1 are included in the publick review. The review document is available for free downloading on the AISC web site, or a hard copy can be requested from Janet Cummins, for $12. Comments should be submittedby completing the online form for Supplement No. 2 to N690-1994 by December 29, 2003.

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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