15th Edition AISC Steel Construction Manual Now Available
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)
"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
- New heavier W-shape sizes and larger HSS, pipe and angle
- A new, all-in-one, "super table" that gives the available
compressive, flexural, shear and tension strengths for
- W-shape column tables for 65- and 70-ksi steel.
- HSS design tables updated to higher strength ASTM A500 Grade C
- 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 www.aisc.org/publications or by calling