Category Archives: Building 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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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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Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-05)

AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-05) are available on the AISC website for free. This ANSI-approved specification is a companion to the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-05) that extends coverage to the connection detailing and … Continue reading

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Specifications and Codes

The AISC has made the 2010 Specification freely available on their website. 2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10) This specification provides the generally applicable requirements for the design and construction of structural steel buildings and other structures. The … Continue reading

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ASCE 7-10 Available

The ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures is now available.  ASCE always has a discount for their members.  If your are not an ASCE member, you can order it from Amazon just the same (sometimes for a lesser … Continue reading

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