AISC 325, the Steel Construction Manual, has just been updated! The new 15th Edition is available now from Document Center Inc. The new update replaces the previous 14th Edition from 2011, which is now obsolete. Included in the publication are the 2016 Edition of Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and the 2016 Edition of Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges. The publication is available in hardcopy format.
What is the Steel Construction Manual? AISC 325 consists of a number of parts on various topics related to steel building design and construction. This includes summaries of specification requirements and other design recommendations and considerations.
Part 1 is on the dimensions and properties for structural products commonly used. Part 2 covers proper material specifications for these products, as well as general specification requirements and other design considerations. Parts 3 through 6 cover the design of members. For the design of connections, see Parts 7 through 15. Part 16 is a compilation of a number of other specifications and codes. And additional miscellaneous information can be found in Part 17.
AISC points to the following major updates in the new 15th Edition:
- New heavier W-shape sizes and larger HSS, pipe and angle sizes.
- A new, all-in-one, “super table” that gives the available compressive, flexural, shear and tension strengths for W-shapes.
- W-shape column tables for 65- and 70-ksi steel.
- HSS design tables updated to higher strength ASTM A500 Grade C steel.
- Updated coped beam strength design procedure.
- The latest AISC codes and standards.
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