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AISC 2010 seismic provisions available as a free download

The 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-10) is now available for free downloading on AISC’s web site at This new specification supersedes the “2005 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings” and all previous versions of this specification.

The new specification has been approved by the AISC Committee on Specifications and is ANSI-accredited. As in the past, the “2010 Seismic Provisions” was written as a supplement to the current AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10) and provides design requirements for high seismic force resisting systems.

In addition to the usual technical updates and clarifications made in all editions of the Seismic Provisions, the effort for the 2010 edition also focused on an improved format and streamlined presentation. The organization of the chapters has been changed to be more consistent with that of ANSI/AISC 360.

In the 2005 edition, the requirements for structural steel buildings were separated from those for composite structural steel/reinforced concrete construction, and were identified as Part I and Part II. In this edition of the Provisions, Part I and Part II have been combined into one cohesive and consistent document.