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Current Standards

All of AISC's current standards are available as free downloads to the public in PDF format. For those interested in printed copies, a limited number of softcover versions of AISC's standards are available for purchase to the right.

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.

ANSI/AISC 360-16 PDF

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The 2010 edition of the AISC Specification and Commentary superseded and updated the 2005 edition. It appears in the 14th edition Steel Construction Manual. The latest version of this standard is the 2016 edition.

ANSI/AISC 360-10 PDF (4th Printing)

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The 4th printing of ANSI/AISC 360-10 included all of the errata to previous printings:
Errata to ANSI/AISC 360-10, 1st Printing
Errata to ANSI/AISC 360-10, 2nd Printing
Errata to ANSI/AISC 360-10, 3rd Printing

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

The Seismic Provisions are a companion to the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings that extends coverage to the connection detailing and member design requirements for structural steel and composite systems in high-seismic applications. The 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.

ANSI/AISC 341-16 PDF

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The 2010 edition of the AISC Seismic Provisions and Commentary superseded and updated the 2005 edition. The 1st printing of this standard appears in the 2nd edition Seismic Design Manual. The latest version of this standard is the 2016 edition.

ANSI/AISC 341-10 PDF (3rd Printing)

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The 3rd printing of AISC 341-10 includes all of the errata to previous printings:
Errata to AISC 341-10, 1st Printing
Errata to AISC 341-10, 2nd Printing

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. AISC 358-16 supersedes the 2010 edition and includes the supplements to the 2010 version. Only the LRFD method of design are incorporated. Dual-units format provides for both U.S. customary and S.I. units.

ANSI/AISC 358-16 PDF

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The standard addresses nine 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.

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 2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings. This document incorporates Supplement No. 1 dated August 11, 2015, which consists of a new Appendix on steel-plate composite walls and associated revisions. This specification replaces ANSI/AISC N690-06.

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

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The 2010 edition of the Code of Standard Practice superseded and updated the 2005 edition. It appears in the 14th edition Steel Construction Manual. The latest version of this standard is the 2016 edition.

AISC 303-10 PDF