AISC Releases New Version of Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-22)

February 8, 2023


CHICAGO - The latest version of the American Institute of Steel Construction’s flagship standard, the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-22), is now available at

This document supersedes ANSI/AISC 360-16, and it is the foundation for the forthcoming 16th edition of the Steel Construction Manual, which AISC expects to publish later this year.

“The first edition of the AISC Specification was released in 1923,” said James Malley, chair of the AISC Committee on Specifications. “A century later, the Specification continues our mission to provide a practice-oriented specification that allows designers, fabricators, and builders to create safe, efficient, durable, and economical structures that define America’s built environment.”

The new standard incorporates the results of a new collaboration between AISC’s Committee on Specifications and Committee on the Code of Standard Practice. The two groups joined forces to standardize terminology and coordinate requirements related to project delivery.

The 2016 edition and other related documents are available for reference at


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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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