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New Staggered Truss Design Guide is Now Available [INACTIVE]

January 02, 2002 From AISC, Inc.

The American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC) has produced a new design guide on staggered truss framing systems. Steel Design Guide Series 14: Staggered Truss Framing Systems is aimed at the designers of mid-rise apartments, hotels, motels, dormitories, hospitals, and other structures for which low floor-to-floor height is desirable.

The Design Guide includes such topics as general information regarding the staggered truss framing systems, diaphragm action with hollow core slabs, design of truss members, connections in staggered trusses, seismic design, fire protection of staggered trusses, and special topics. The Design Guide will help the structural engineer calculate the initial member loads and to perform approximate hand calculations, which is a requisite for the selection of first member sizes and the final computer analyses and verification.

Steel Design Guide Series 14: Staggered Truss Framing Systems is available to AISC members for $26 and to non-members for $39. For more information and to purchase the Design Guide please visit AISC’s bookstore at 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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