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AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

(OP)
Besides the color of the cover, what is the difference between these 1st editions?

I assume it was different printings with various amendments etc.







I need to purchase a (2nd hand) copy of the 1st Edition and wanted to know if one if better than the others as far as amendments etc.


RE: AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

Are all of the copyright dates in those editions the same? I was not aware that there were different color covers on the same edition. My understanding was that a particular edition had all the same color covers. There was an index to all the editions on the AISC website (up to the silver LRFD manual from the early 90's).

I couldn't find the list when I just looked but that does not mean it is there.

Jim.

RE: AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

(OP)
Jim:

I was under the same impression as you - each particular edition was a different cover color. I don't have ANY copies of the 1st LRFD edition/printings, so I am not sure if/what the copyright dates are.

The AISC website changed not too long ago, and I cannot find the stuff I used to find...

RE: AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

My copy of the 1st Edition LRFD was light blue (like the bottom one). I didn't know there were different colors made for that one edition.

I would imagine they are all the same inside though - if they are indeed the 1st Edition LRFD..unless as jimstructures suggests that there might be different copyright dates or different printings.

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RE: AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

All the LRFD 1st editions that I have seen are the light blue ones (like the bottom one you have).

RE: AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

I asked a friend who worked for AISC for a few years and she was just as confused as we are. Thoughts:
1) The light blue one is the correct one.
2) They used different colors for "anniversary" editions or possibly for metric editions. But, either should have been identified on the cover.
3) It is possible that there were test printings or such that were done and you got one of those copies that wasn't meant for the public. Though that is still a bit of a mystery.
4) You can check the date of printing inside to see if that identifies anything special about them.

RE: AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

Maybe the colors reflect different printings to correct for errata? Although, I suspect they would just issue errata rather than re-publishing the entire book.

Ok....so who is printing knockoffs of the AISC manual?2thumbsup

RE: AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

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I hope this information is interesting to somebody. These are the colors of the AISC Steel Construction Manual.

Historical Review of AISC Manual 1927 to 2017
Summary of All Printings of “AISC Manual of Steel Construction”
Date of Included
Date of Included AISC Code of
Edition & Printing Date AISC Specification Standard Practice
ASD Manuals

1st Ed., 1st Printing Dec. 1927 6-1-23 10-1-24 Black Book
1st Ed., 2nd Printing Mar. 1928 6-1-23 10-1-24
1st Ed., 3rd Printing May 1928 6-1-23 10-1-24
1st Ed., 4th Printing Dec. 1928 11-1-28 1928
1st Ed., 5th Printing Apr. 1929 11-1-28 1928
1st Ed., 6th Printing Jan. 1930 11-1-28 1928
1st Ed., 7th Printing Apr. 1930 11-1-28 1928
1st Ed., 8th Printing Dec. 1930 11-1-28 1928
1st Ed., 9th Printing Jan. 1932 11-1-28 1928
1st Ed., 10th Printing Oct. 1932 11-1-28 1928

2nd Ed., 1st Printing Jan. 1934 1-34 1-34
2nd Ed., 2nd Printing Jan. 1934 1-34 1-34
2nd Ed., 3rd Printing May 1936 1-34 1-34
2nd Ed., 4th Printing May 1936 1-34 1-34

3rd Ed., 1st Printing Oct. 1937 1-37 1-37
3rd Ed., 2nd Printing 1939 1-37 1-37
3rd Ed., 3rd Printing 1940 1-37 1-37
3rd Ed., 4th Printing 1941 1-37 1-37

4th Ed., 1st Printing 1941 7-41 7-41
4th Ed., 2nd Printing 1942 7-41 7-41
4th Ed., 3rd Printing 1943 7-41 7-41
4th Ed., 4th Printing 1944 7-41 7-41
4th Ed., 5th Printing 1945 7-41 7-41

5th Ed., 1st Printing 1946 2-46 11-1-45
5th Ed., 2nd Printing 1947 2-46 12-1-46
5th Ed., 3rd Printing 1947 2-46 12-1-46
5th Ed., 4th Printing 1947 2-46 12-1-46
5th Ed., 5th Printing 1948 2-46 12-1-46
5th Ed., 6th Printing 1948 2-46 12-1-46
5th Ed., 7th Printing 1948 2-46 12-1-46
5th Ed., 8th Printing 1949 2-46 12-1-46
5th Ed., 9th Printing 1949 2-46 12-1-46
5th Ed., 10th Printing 1950 6-23-49 12-1-46
5th Ed., 11th Printing 1951 6-23-49 12-1-46
5th Ed., 12th Printing 1951 6-23-49 12-1-46
5th Ed., 13th Printing. 1952 6-23-49 12-1-46
5th Ed., 14th Printing 1952 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 15th Printing 1953 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 16th Printing 1954 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 17th Printing 1955 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 18th Printing 1955 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 19th Printing 1956 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 20th Printing 1956 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 21st Printing 1957 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 22nd Printing 1957 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 23rd Printing 1958 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 24th Printing 1959 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 25th Printing 1959 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 26th Printing 1960 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 27th Printing 1961 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 28th Printing 1961 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 29th Printing 1962 6-23-49 6-26-52
5th Ed., 30th Printing 1962 6-23-49 6-26-52

6th Ed., 1st Printing July 1963 4-17-63 2-20-63 Maroon Book
6th Ed., 2nd Printing Aug. 1963 4-17-63 2-20-63
6th Ed., 3rd Printing Dec. 1963 4-17-63 2-20-63
6th Ed., 4th Printing Mar. 1964 4-17-63 2-20-63
6th Ed., 1st Revised P. Apr. 1965 4-17-63 2-20-63
6th Ed., 2nd Revised P. Nov. 1965 4-17-63 2-20-63
6th Ed., 3rd Revised P. Mar. 1966 4-17-63 2-20-63
6th Ed., 4th Revised P. Mar. 1967 4-17-63 2-20-63

7th Ed., 1st Printing 1970 2-12-69 6-1-70 Light Blue Book
7th Ed., 1st Revised P. 1973 2-12-69 10-1-72
Supplement 1, 11-1-70
Supplement 2, 12-8-71

8th Ed., 1st Printing 1980 11-1-78 9-1-76 Red Book
Supplement 1, 3-11-86
Supplement 2, 1-1-89
8th Ed., 2nd thru 11th
Impressions 9-80 thru 4-84 Same as above 9-1-76
8th Ed., 1st Revised P. Nov. 1984 Same as above 9-1-76
8th Ed., 2nd Revised P. Sept. 1987 Same as above 9-1-76
8th Ed., 3rd Revised P. Mar. 1988 Same as above 9-1-76

9th Ed., 1st Printing July 1989 6-1-89 9-1-86 Green Book
9th Ed., 2nd Impression Sept. 1989 6-1-89 9-1-86
9th Ed., 3rd Impression Jan. 1990 6-1-89 9-1-86
9th Ed., 1st Revision Jan. 1991 6-1-89 9-1-86
9th Ed., 2nd Revision Nov. 1995 6-1-89 9-1-86

LRFD Manuals
1st Ed., 1st Printing Nov. 1986 9-1-86 9-1-86 Blue Book
Supplement 1, 1-1-89
2nd Ed., 1st Printing 1994 12-1-93 6-10-92 Silver Book
3rd Ed., 1st Printing Dark Blue Book

METRIC LRFD Manual
1st Ed., 1st Printing 1999 1-30-1998 Orange Book

Combined Manuals
13th Ed., 1st Printing Dec. 2005 Black Book
14th Ed., 1st Printing Mar. 2011 Maroon Book
15th Ed., 1st Printing 2017 XXXX Book

The basis of this information comes from a list I downloaded from the AISC website. From the start of the list up to, and including, the LRFD Manual 2nd Ed. is from the information I got from the AISC website. I have added from the LRFD 3rd Ed. to the 15th Ed. I know it is not complete but all errors are my responsibility.

Jim

Hope somebody finds this useful. I also hope Ingenuity doesn't consider this a hi-jack. I now have seen some of the advertisements for the 1st Ed. LRFD Manual with a Red cover instead of a Blue cover.

RE: AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

(OP)
Jim:

Sincere thanks for posting this information. No hijack considered.

==> FYI - If any one needs to review/download digital/scanned copies of the 1st through 7th Editions (with various printings) they are free in PDF at AISC: Link

RE: AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

Ingenuity;
I went to my favorite used book seller site; www.abebooks.com, and looked for the LRFD First Edition and found a couple of the Red cover editions (advertised), so I bought one.

I received a standard lighter blue cover version of the LRFD First Edition, 1986 Copyright, First Revised Printing 1/91. NOT WHAT THEY ADVERTISED.

Jim

RE: AISC Manual - LRFD 1st Edition variations?

(OP)
jimstructures:

We are cut from the same cloth - Abebooks are my go-to used book seller too. My AISC LRFD 1st edition arrived today - light blue cover, like the bottom one in my OP.

I also checked with ASIC a few weeks back and they stated that the RED copy (top one in my OP) is probably a knock-off - as MotorCity suggested - it has NO AISC logo on the front cover - and the differences in the blue copies is probably just how the photo/light was taken.

So mystery solved: original AISC LRFD 1st edition is indeed light-blue cover.

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