2016 AISC Seismic Provisions now Available

The 2016 version of the AISC standard, Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-16), is now available as a free download at

The 2016 Seismic Provisions supersedes the 2010 version (ANSI/AISC 341-10). It has been approved by the AISC Committee on Specifications and is ANSI-accredited and will form the basis for the 3rd Edition Seismic Design Manual, which is scheduled to be published in the third quarter of 2018.

“The 2016 AISC Seismic Provisions continue to be the companion document to the AISC Specification (ANSI/AISC 360-16) for seismic design of steel structures throughout the United States,” commented James Malley, past chairman of the AISC Task Committee on Seismic Design. “The 2016 update includes significant new material and numerous technical improvements based on recent research findings, design practice, and input from the profession. The Task Committee on Seismic Design worked diligently to increase the clarity and bring the most up-to-date thinking on seismic design to the Provisions.

Please visit to view and/or download the 2016 AISC Seismic Provisions and commentary as a PDF. The 2010 version and other related documents are also available for free downloading at