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Latest Revision to AISC Nuclear Specification Now Available for Free Downloading

July 23, 2012 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – The 2012 version of the AISC standard, Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (ANSI/AISC N690-12), is now available for free downloading on the AISC website, here. The specification includes updated provisions for the design of safety-related steel structures and steel elements in nuclear facilities.

The specification is written as a supplement to the AISC 2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10) and replaces ANSI/AISC N690-06. It has been approved by the AISC Committee on Specifications and is ANSI-accredited.

“As a supplement to ANSI/AISC 360-10, the new 2012 Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities has adopted many of the same revisions as those incorporated in ANSI/AISC 360-10,” commented Cynthia Duncan, AISC director of engineering. “One major addition and departure from that standard is the new Chapter NN on Quality Control and Quality Assurance. This chapter has some different terminology due to the regulatory nature of nuclear facilities design.”

The specification can be downloaded at no charge by visiting AISC’s Specifications, Codes and Standards page at www.aisc.org/freepubs or www.aisc.org/epubs. The 2006 version and other related documents are also available for free downloading on AISC’s Historical Standards page.


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Tasha Weiss
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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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