In This Section
Current Steel Standards
This specification provides the generally applicable requirements for the design and construction of structural steel buildings and other structures. The 2010 edition of the AISC Specification and Commentary supersedes and is an update of the 2005 edition. Both LRFD and ASD methods of design are incorporated. Dual-units format provides for both U.S. customary and S.I. units.
2016 Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications (ANSI/AISC 358-16)
This standard has been developed by the AISC Connection Prequalification Review Panel in accordance with Chapter K of the Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-16). The connections have been prequalified for use in special and intermediate steel moment frames without the need for additional testing.
The standard addresses nine moment connections:
- reduced beam section (RBS)
- bolted unstiffened and stiffened extended end-plates
- bolted flange plate (BFP)
- welded unreinforced flange-welded web (WUF-W)
- Kaiser bolted bracket (KBB) | patent holder statement*
- ConXtech CONXL connection | patent holder statement*
- SidePlate connection | patent holder statement*
- Simpson strong-tie strong frame | patent holder statement*
*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.
2012 Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities including Supplement No. 1 (ANSI/AISC N690-12 and N690s1-15)
This AISC standard, Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (ANSI/AISC N690-12), dated January 31, 2012, includes both the load and resistance factor design and allowable strength design methods of design, and is a supplement to the AISC 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. ANSI/AISC N690-12, in conjunction with ANSI/AISC N690s1-15, applies to the design of safety-related steel structures and steel elements in nuclear facilities and replaces ANSI/AISC N690-06. It has been approved by the AISC Committee on Specifications and it is ANSI-accredited.
The Code 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.
- 2013 AISC Certification Program for Structural Steel Erectors—Standard for Structural Steel Erectors (AISC 206-13)
- 2011 AISC Certification Program for Steel Bridge Fabricators—Standard for Steel Bridges (AISC 205-11)
- 2010 Certification Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems (AISC 420-10/SSPC-QP 3)
- 2008 AISC Certification Program for Bridge and Highway Metal Component Manufacturers (AISC 204-08)
- 2006 AISC Certification Program for Structural Steel Fabricators—Standard for Steel Building Structures (AISC 201-06)