3rd ed. Seismic Design Manual

The 3rd ed. Seismic Design Manual, first published in 2018, 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 2016 AISC Seismic Provisions. Examples are shown with LRFD and ASD design methodologies side-by-side.

Also included are two AISC seismic-related standards: the 2016 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-16) and the 2016 AISC Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications (ANSI/AISC 358-16).

The provisions and standards printed in Part 9 of the 3rd ed. Seismic Design Manual are available for free download in PDF format in Current Standards.

For older versions of AISC's seismic-related standards, visit Historical Standards