AISC Releases 16th Edition of Steel Construction Manual

August 2, 2023


 CHICAGO - The 16th edition of the American Institute of Steel Construction’s Steel Construction Manual is now available at

16th Edition Steel Construction ManualThe Manual is the authoritative reference for professionals who design, fabricate, and build with structural steel.

The 16th edition features:

  • New 50 ksi steel design tables
  • Properties and dimensions for 210 new HSS shapes
  • Revised and expanded discussion of prying action
  • New and revamped tables for design of double-angle connections, single-plate connections, single-angle connections, and shear end-plate connections
  • New section on the design of simple connections for combined forces
  • Updated discussion on the chevron effect, as well as new information and a new table on wrap-around gusset plates
  • and more!

The 16th edition Manual also includes the 2022 editions of the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and the AISC Code of Standard Practice.

“The Steel Construction Manual has been the gold standard for structural steel design and construction for almost a century--and the 16th edition’s gleaming cover just underscores its role as the go-to reference for industry professionals around the world,” said AISC Director of Manuals Margaret Matthew. “Since the first edition’s publication in 1927, the Manual has defined codes and standards worldwide and established a shared language and knowledge base for everyone who works with structural steel. We’re honored to continue that tradition with the gold edition.”

The Steel Construction Manual is priced at $250 for AISC members and $500 for non-members. A digital edition will be available this fall. Visit for more information.

AISC is also giving away just 16 free copies of the Manual with a limited-edition cover exclusively on social media--this version is not for sale anywhere. People can enter to win one of these 16 books by posting on LinkedIn or Facebook with the #steelwins hashtag. Tell us what you like most about working with structural steel and post a fun picture of your current (or favorite!) Steel Construction Manual (perhaps a selfie with it, or your Manual in a fun or meaningful place). Learn more at


For more information contact:

Dani Friedland
Director of Marketing Communications

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, 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, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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