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2nd Edition Architects’ Design Guide Now Available[INACTIVE]

August 20, 2002 From AISC, Inc.

Designing with Structural Steel—A Guide for Architects is now available in its 2nd edition from the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC). The guide, created in response to research by AISC’s regional engineering staff, provides an understanding of the structural systems, material properties and design details for structural steel. The new edition includes changes in available shapes and incorporates the new Code of Standard Practice, modifications and updates in interface details and new recommendations for specifying architecturally exposed structural steel.

The main purpose of the design guide is to supply information for architects so they can create interesting and cost effective projects in steel. Andy Johnson, Vice President of Marketing for AISC, remarked that the design guide “makes an architect’s job easier. Everyday information that architects usually have to retrieve from several different sources is now found in one book.” The guide is meant to be a teaching tool as well as a desk reference on structural steel.

For information on ordering Designing with Structural Steel—A Guide for Architects, please visit AISC’s bookstore at http://www.aisc.org/bookstore.html. The design guide costs $60 ($40 for AISC members).

Note to editors: A review copy is available at your request. Contact Karen Thornton at [email protected] or call 312.670.5417.



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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