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AISC Manual 15th edition release date

AISC Manual 15th edition release date

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Does anyone know with the 15th edition is coming out?

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RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

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Spring 2017 per AISC

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RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

Around June 2017

RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

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Always wait for the second printing. First printings (in the recent past) has had waaaay too many errata.

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RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

I always get the first printing, but with the understanding that our office is probably going to get another copy down the line as well. That's because my office wants to get a head start on implementing the new code before engineers are required by law to have it.

Plus, I don't think AISC has that bad of a reputation for Errata...at least with the main steel manual. The SEISMIC Manuals, on the other hand, have been a bit messy. Especially the 1st edition.


RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

I still like the 6th edition.

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

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9th edition is my favorite.

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RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

My 8th edition is totally falling apart - need to rebind it - but it's the one I thoroughly learned and used to build Erector Sets.

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

@JoshPlum:
"...my office wants to get a head start on implementing the new code before engineers are required by law to have it."

The 15th Edition (or any preceding edition) of the Steel Construction Manual is not required by any law. It's simply a design aid.
The Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 360) is referenced by the various building codes including the IBC. AISC 360-16 will be embedded in the 15th Edition manual, but it's available for free download and has been for some time, but it won't be in a building code until their next revision, which should be the IBC 2018.

https://www.aisc.org/globalassets/aisc/publications/standards/a360-16-spec-and-commentary.pdf

RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

True.... But, that's splitting hairs a little isn't it?

The 2016 spec is what will required by law. However, there will be clarifications and examples on how to apply the spec in the manual. Not just design aids. That's why the manual is important to us to help us get a head start.

RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

Yes, the manual vs. spec is splitting hairs, but one point really was that you can get the spec now for no cost and start learning it at your leisure.
The other point was that it won't even be binding for several years.

RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

I'm late to this thread here, but if anyone has dug pretty far into 360-16, are there any high-level bullet points about the differences from 360-10?

RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

Nor Cal SE:

On September 15 AISC has a free webinar on this as part of Steel Day: Link:

"Celebrate SteelDay 2017 by joining more than 8,000 of your colleagues participating in a special lunchtime SteelDay webinar discussing recent changes to the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, the AISC Code of Standard Practice and the new 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual. Larry Kruth, AISC's vice president of engineering and research, will be delivering this interesting and informative webinar. This webinar will be eligible for one PDH."

RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

I'm only about 10% into my review of it. But, there are some fairly major differences to the way they are treating element slenderness / local buckling.

Also, some significant changes to appendix 1 (Inelastic analysis), but not one really uses that section.

RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

Josh... can you elaborate a bit... some of us use inelastic methods.

Dik

RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

For starters, it's now called "design by Advanced Analysis".

As the name change implies it covers more than just inelastic analysis now. It allows an extension of the Direct Analysis Method where you can use an unbraced length (for compression strength) of zero. Essentially, you're relying on the analysis to capture all compression buckling effects.



RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

Thank you, Ingenuity. That sounds like a worthwhile webinar to join.

RE: AISC Manual 15th edition release date

I had to get the first printing because I have a first printing copy of the manuals 1 through 14...

I watched the webinar recommended by Ingenuity. There are a number of changes, for sure...


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