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15th Edition AISC Steel Construction Manual Now Available

Posted 07/10/2017

The American Institute of Steel Construction's (AISC) 15th Edition  Steel Construction Manual  is now available. This new edition of the  Manual  includes the 2016  Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, with improvements and revisions in the provisions for slender-element compression members, shear strength and double angle and WT flexural strength, as well as the 2016  Code of Standard Practice, which clarifies the use of models, and new and enhanced Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) standards.

"AISC is aware of the difficulty experienced by the structural engineering profession when dealing with the frequent changes in building codes and material standards," said Larry Kruth, PE, AISC's vice president of engineering and research. "The enhancements in the 15th Edition  Manual  should be a great aid in helping structural engineers in adapting to these changes when designing with steel."

This is the 15th major update of the  Manual, which was first published in 1927. The 14th edition was released in 2011. Some of the major updates that have been made in the new edition of the  Manual  include:

  • 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.

The 15th Edition  Manual  is available for purchase in hard copy for $200 for AISC members and $400 for non-members. Orders may be placed online at  or by calling 800.644.2400.

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