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Two New Steel Design Guides are Now Available [INACTIVE]

May 10, 2002 From AISC, Inc.

The American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC) has published two new design guides. One features a reference for historic shapes and specifications and the other covers the design of flush and extended multiple row moment end-plate connections.

Steel Design Guide Series 15: AISC Rehabilitation and Retrofit Guide: A Reference for Historic Shapes and Specifications discusses how reference data for wrought iron and steel shapes that have been discontinued beginning with shapes produced in 1873. It provides a historical view of the ASTM material standards beginning in 1900 and of AISC Specifications from 1923 forward. It also describes how existing structural systems can be enhanced for increased strength and stiffness.

Steel Design Guide Series 16: Flush and Extended Multiple-Row Moment End-Plate Connections includes a review of the uses and classifications of moment end-plate connections, general end-plate connection design procedures, and specific procedures for flush end-plate design, extended end-plate design, and gable frame panel zone design.

Steel Design Guide Series 15 and Steel Design Guide Series 16 are each available to AISC members for $26 and to non-members for $39. For more information and to purchase either Design Guide, please visit AISC’s bookstore at http://www.aisc.org/bookstore.html.


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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