Category Archives: Codes

AISC 2013 Spring Seminar Series

AISC has announced their new spring seminars. (Chicago, IL) – This season, become more informed, more efficient, and a better structural engineer with AISC’s annual Spring Seminar Series. No matter what type of building you’re designing, nowhere else will you … Continue reading

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Could construction admin services have prevented downtown Montreal flooding?

Proper planning or perhaps an engineering services for construction administration could have possibly prevented a major flooding of downtown Montreal.  Soil around an aged water pipe may have shifted during construction work causing  the 47″diameter pipe to break and pour out 10.5 … Continue reading

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Why we need building permits

This is a very good example of why we need building permits from Asheville’s Citizen Times: ASHEVILLE — The collapse of a downtown building might have been avoided if a contractor had gone through the proper permitting process, the head of the … Continue reading

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14th Edition Steel Construction Manual Companion Materials Available as Free Downloads

Check out the free downloads from AISC: (Chicago, IL) – More than 150 detailed design examples, updated dimensions and properties of structural sections, and other useful resources that complement the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual, are now at your fingertips. Design … Continue reading

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2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings Available as a Free Download

2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings Available as a Free DownloadSeptember 12, 2011 from American Institute of Steel ConstructionChicago, IL – The 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings ANSI/AISC 341-10 is now available for free downloading … Continue reading

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SMDI Publishes Third Edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication With High Performance Steel

For all steel bridge designers interested in using HPS 70W bridge steel, the Third Edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication With High Performance Steel has been published. This new edition of the Guide Specification is based on … Continue reading

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2011 NASCC proceedings now available

From American Institute of Steel Construction (Chicago, IL) – While there’s no substitution for attending NASCC: The Steel Conference in person, AISC offers the next best thing. As a benefit for attendees and members, we audio tape most of the … Continue reading

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AISC Store – Steel Construction Manual, 14th Edition

The AISC steel Construction Manual, 14th Edition is now available.  The AISC website describes the additions in the 14th edition. This Manual is the fourteenth major update of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, which was first published in 1927. Replacing … Continue reading

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14th Edition Steel Construction Manual to be Available July 1

The 14th Edition of the Steel Construction manual is scheduled for availability on July 1.  From AISC: (Chicago, IL) – AISC’s 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual will be available in hard copy format on July 1. Once the 14th Edition is available, AISC … Continue reading

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Steel Bridge Design Handbook

Steelbridges.org has an online Steel Bridge Design Handbook.  The initial Chapters and Design Examples of the renamed Steel Bridge Design Handbook are available for download on their website.  The examples are quite informative. The original Highway Structures DesignHandbook was produced by US … Continue reading

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