Out of Print Publications

What is an out-of-print publication? The short answer is it's a document that AISC used to produce, or that someone thought AISC produced, that has been superseded by a more contemporary reference. Some of the more common ones are listed below.

What is this odd "AISC publication number XYZ" that someone says I need? Often this is the result of a misunderstanding. In the distant past, AISC used to publish a catalog, and all AISC publications had catalog numbers. For example, the Steel Construction Manual was catalog number M325. Those numbers were only used for ordering and stocking books. Because the AISC Specification was printed in the Manual, sometimes enterprising folks would start adding AISC's catalog numbers to their job specifications. Besides the fact that we all KNOW we're not supposed to reference the Manual in a job specification--we all reference the AISC Specification itself, right?--it just wasn't a bright idea to appropriate what was essentially a catalog ID this way. The short answer: if you run into some odd number, scan the list below for the same three-digit code, and a modern version of that document may be what was intended.

Inventory Number
Title Date Replacement
F505 A Guide for Metric Steel Fabrication 1991 none
M003 Iron and Steel Beams 1873-1952 1953  Design Guide 15 
M004 Plastic Design of Braced Multistory Steel Frames 1963  none 
M005 Design Manual for Orthotropic Steel Plate Deck Bridges 1963  none 
M013 Detailing for Steel Construction, 1st or 2nd Edition 1983, 2002  Superseded by the 3rd edition of Detailing for Steel Construction. 
Purchase here. 
M325 AISC Manual of Steel Construction or AISC Steel Construction Manual(1st through 9th ASD; 1st through 3rd LRFD) pre-2005  Superseded by the 15th edition Steel Construction Manual. Purchase here.
S323 Quality Criteria and Inspection Standards, 3rd Edition 1988  Engineering FAQs 
S323 A Guide to Engineering and Quality Criteria for Steel Structures, Common Questions Answered, 4th Edition 1997  Engineering FAQs
S327 Specification for the Design, Fabrication, and Erection of Steel Safety-Related Structures for Nuclear Facilities, ANSI/AISC N690-84 1984  ANSI/AISC N690-2018 
S327 Specification for the Design, Fabrication, and Erection of Steel Safety-Related Structures for Nuclear Facilities, ANSI/AISC N690-94 with Supplements 1 and 2 1994  ANSI/AISC N690-2018  
  Load and Resistance Factor Design Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities, ANSI/AISC N690L-03 2003 ANSI/AISC N690-2018 
S346 Specification for the Design of Steel Hollow Structural Sections 2000  ANSI/AISC 360-16
S351L Load and Resistance Factor Design Specification for Single-Angle Members 2000  ANSI/AISC 360-16 
T103 Single Span Rigid Frames in Steel 1948,1960  none 
T104 Welded Tapered Girders 1956  none 
T105 Welded Interior Beam-to-Column Connections 1959  none 
T106 Moments, Shears and Reactions for Continuous Highway Bridges 1970, 1988  none 
T107 Steel Gables and Arches 1963  none 
T111 Guide for the Analysis of Guy and Stiffleg Derricks 1974  none 
T112 Bridge Fatigue Guide: Design and Details 1977  none 
T113 Light and Heavy Industrial Buildings 1979  Design Guide 7 
T114 Torsional Analysis of Steel Members 1983  Design Guide 9 
T461 Construction Management of Steel Construction 1999  none 
T462 Structural Steel Selection Considerations 2001  Purchase from ASCE  
none Technical Bulletin No. 3 1997  ASTM A992. Purchase from ASTM International  
none Cantilever Roof Framing Using Rolled Beams unknown  none  
none A Guide to Shop Painting of Structural Steel (joint AISC/SSPC document) 1972 

AISC Certification Programs