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Prequalified Connections

ANSI/AISC 358-16 with Supplements No. 1 (2018) and No. 2 (2020), Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications, is now available. Read more in the details below. 

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Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360)

The Specification provides the generally applicable requirements for the design and construction of structural steel buildings and other structures. The 2016 edition of the AISC Specification and Commentary supersedes and is an update of the 2010 edition. Both LRFD and ASD methods of design are incorporated. Dual-units format provides for both U.S. customary and S.I. units. The latest version of this standard was revised June 2019.

ANSI/AISC 360-16 PDF

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ANSI/AISC 360-16 PDF–LINKED

Interactive Reference List
Browse the reference list from the Commentary on the 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-16). Where possible, active links are provided to assist with obtaining the cited literature. Some content hosted on the AISC web site is available only to AISC members as part of their member benefits. Some of the references are linked to the web sites of other associations where they can be accessed for a fee.

Comparison to ANSI/AISC 360-10
This document provides a detailed listing of the revisions made to the 2016 Specification (ANSI/AISC 360-16) compared to the 2010 edition of the Specification (ANSI/AISC 360-10). 

ANSI/AISC 360-16 Copyright Permission
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The latest version of ANSI/AISC 360-16 dated June 2019 incorporates all of the errata to previous printings (the following errata lists include revisions to other parts of the 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual):
Errata to ANSI/AISC 360-16, Revised March 2017
Errata to ANSI/AISC 360-16, Revised June 2018
Errata to ANSI/AISC 360-16, Revised June 2019

 

Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341)

The Seismic Provisions apply to the design, fabrication, and erection of structural steel and composite steel and concrete seismic force-resisting systems. They are used in conjunction with the Specification for Structural Steel BuildingsThe 2016 edition of the AISC Seismic Provisions and Commentary supersedes and is an update of the 2010 edition. Both LRFD and ASD methods of design are incorporated. Dual-units format provides for both U.S. customary and S.I. units. The latest version of this standard was revised January 2020.

ANSI/AISC 341-16 PDF

Interactive Reference List
Browse the reference list from the Commentary on the 2016 Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-16). Where possible, active links are provided to assist with obtaining the cited literature. Some content hosted on the AISC web site is available only to AISC members as part of their member benefits. Some of the references are linked to the web sites of other associations where they can be accessed for a fee.

ANSI/AISC 341-16 Copyright Permission
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The latest verison of 341-16 includes all of the errata to previous printings:
Errata to ANSI/AISC 341-16, Revised June 2018
Errata to ANSI/AISC 341-16, Revised January 2020

Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications (ANSI/AISC 358)

The prequalified connections standard has been developed by the AISC Connection Prequalification Review Panel in accordance with Chapter K of the Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings. The connections have been prequalified for use in special and intermediate steel moment frames without the need for additional testing. ANSI/AISC 358-16 with ANSI/AISC 358s1-18 (Supplement No. 1) and ANSI/AISC 358s2-20 (Supplement No. 2) supersedes the 2010 edition and its supplements. Only the load and resistance factor design method of design is incorporated. Dual-units format provides for both U.S. customary and S.I. units.


ANSI/AISC 358-16 with ANSI/AISC 358s1-18 and ANSI/AISC 358s2-20 PDF

This version is available in print here.

ANSI/AISC 358-16 with ANSI/AISC 358s1-18 and ANSI/AISC 358s2-20 Copyright Permission
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The standard and its supplement addresses 10 moment connections:

*These connection chapters discuss the possibility that implementation of this standard may require use of subject matter covered by patent rights. The patent holders have filed statements of willingness to grant a license under these rights on reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms and conditions to applicants desiring to obtain such a license.


The following version of the ANSI/AISC 358 standard is included in the 3rd Edition AISC Seismic Design Manual

ANSI/AISC 358-16 with ANSI/AISC 358s1-18 PDF

ANSI/AISC 358-16 with ANSI/AISC 358s1-18 Copyright Permission

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The immediate past version of this document was ANSI/AISC 358-16 without the supplement.

ANSI/AISC 358-16 PDF

Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (ANSI/AISC N690)

The Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities includes both the load and resistance factor design and allowable strength design methods of design, and is a supplement to the 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings. This document incorporates. This specification replaces ANSI/AISC N690-10 with Supplement No. 1 dated August 11, 2015. 

ANSI/AISC N690-18 PDF

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The immediate past version of this document was a supplement to the 2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings. It incorporated Supplement No. 1 dated August 11, 2015, which consisted of a new Appendix on steel-plate composite walls and associated revisions. This specification replaced ANSI/AISC N690-06. It is superseded by the 2018 version. 

ANSI/AISC N690-12 with ANSI/AISC N690s1-15 PDF

RCSC Specification for Structural joints Using High-Strength Bolts

The RCSC specification covers the design of bolted joints and the installation and inspection of fastener assemblies in structural steel connections. The document is maintained by the Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC) with the participation of AISC.

2014 Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts PDF

Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges (ANSI/AISC 303)

The 2016 Code of Standard Practice provides a framework for a common understanding of the acceptable standards when contracting for structural steel. As such, it is useful for everyone associated with construction in structural steel. Unless specific provisions to the contrary are contained in the contract documents, the existing trade practices that are contained therein are considered to be the standard custom and usage of the industry and are thereby incorporated into the relationships between the parties to a contract. The 2016 edition is an ANSI-accredited standard.

ANSI/AISC 303-16 PDF

IBC & ANSI/AISC 303-16
The Code is adopted into the International Building Code by reference to the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and the Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings. This document provides the specific references in these standards where the Code is cited.

ANSI/AISC 303-16 Copyright Permission
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General Bulletin #2467 - Code Interpretation of Design Assist

AISC Consensus Body Procedures

AISC’s standards are developed by consensus bodies that follow procedures that have been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The procedures are available for download here.

AISC Consensus Body rosters with names and affiliations of members are available upon request.

AISC-AISI Terminology Coordination

The AISC Committee on Specifications and the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) formed a joint Committee on Terminology to standardize common terminology used in the design of steel structures. A copy of the most current Committee on Terminology report is available for download here:

AISC-ANSI Standard Definitions for Use in the Design of Steel Structures_2007 Edition

The current version of the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-16) and the AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-16) include glossary definitions that are harmonized with AISI standards.