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Seismic Design Manual
The 2nd Edition Seismic Design Manual includes sections on general seismic design considerations, analysis considerations, and systems not specifically detailed for seismic resistance. Different seismic force resisting systems are covered in the balance of the sections, along with diaphragms, chord and collectors as well as an introduction to engineered damping systems.
The Seismic Design Manual includes hundreds of pages of comprehensive design examples, including connections, updated for the 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions. Examples are shown with LRFD and ASD design methodologies side-by-side.
Also included are two AISC seismic-related standards: the 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-10) and the 2010 AISC Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications with Supplement No. 1 (ANSI/AISC 358-10 and ANSI/AISC 358s1-11).
For additional resources, visit our Seismic page.
- 2010 Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-10), Third Printing
Generally referred to as just "the seismic provisions," this document covers the design of structural steel for seismic applications. This free downloadable version incorporates errata through the first printing of the 2nd edition Seismic Design Manual (September 2012). Learn more about the 2010 Seismic Provisions here.
- 2010 Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications with 2011 Supp. No. 1 (ANSI/AISC 358-10 with ANSI/AISC 358s1-11)
Commonly called the "prequalified connections standard," AISC 358 describes and provides design procedures for various moment connections for SMF and IMF applications. This standard is referenced by the AISC Seismic Provisions.
- For older versions of AISC's seismic-related standards, visit our Historical Standards page.
Keep your copy of the Seismic Design Manual and the AISC standards printed in Part 9 up-to-date. Periodically check here for revisions and errata.