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Historic Shape Producer Catalogs Added to AISC ePubs

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has added more historic documents to its online ePubs collection for AISC members. The latest addition is a collection of shape producer catalogs dating back to 1885. The collection is available at
in the historic shape producer section. This collection is part of AISC’s effort to preserve unique industry documents before they are lost to age-related deterioration.

The historic shape producer catalog collection is the basis of most of the shape information contained in AISC Design Guide 15, Rehabilitation and Retrofit Guide. The design guide–also available free to members online at
–includes reference data for wrought iron and steel shapes that have been discontinued, beginning with shapes produced in 1873. The design guide includes a review of ASTM material standards beginning in 1900 and describes how existing structural systems can be enhanced for increased strength and stiffness.

Members must be logged-in to access ePubs files. The collection features free technical information, including AISC’s latest standards and specifications, available to AISC members as part of their ePubs member benefit. Learn more about AISC membership and ePubs at

AISC welcomes your feedback on its ePubs collection. Send your comments to the AISC Steel Solutions Center at or email Keith Grubb at