Latest Revision to AISC Nuclear Specification Now Available for Free Downloading
The 2012 version of the AISC standard, Specification for
Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities
(ANSI/AISC N690-12), is now available for free downloading on the
here. The specification includes updated provisions for the
design of safety-related steel structures and steel elements in
The specification is written as a supplement to the AISC 2010
Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC
360-10) and replaces ANSI/AISC N690-06. It has been approved by the
AISC Committee on Specifications and is ANSI-accredited.
"As a supplement to ANSI/AISC 360-10, the new 2012
Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear
Facilities has adopted many of the same revisions as those
incorporated in ANSI/AISC 360-10," commented Cynthia Duncan, AISC
director of engineering. "One major addition and departure from
that standard is the new Chapter NN on Quality Control and Quality
Assurance. This chapter has some different terminology due to the
regulatory nature of nuclear facilities design."
The specification can be downloaded at no charge by visiting
AISC's Specifications, Codes and Standards page at
www.aisc.org/epubs. The 2006 version and other related
documents are also available for free downloading on AISC's
Historical Standards page.