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AISC is Now an ANSI-Accredited Organization [INACTIVE]

July 03, 2002 From AISC, Inc.

AISC has been recently approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for Accreditation under the Organization Method. This is a broader designation than Accreditation by the Committee Method, which AISC has had since July 2000.

The new designation gives AISC the flexibility to establish additional consensus bodies for the purpose of writing ANSI standards on various aspects of steel design and construction. Currently, AISC has one such committee, the Committee on Specifications, which approves all currently published AISC specifications for steel building design. The first standard to be accredited through the Committee on Specifications will be the 2002 Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings.

ANSI is a private and non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. For more information on ANSI or accreditation, visit http://www.ansi.org.

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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Chicago IL 60601
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