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# AISC Manual of Steel Construction - 20056

## AISC Manual of Steel Construction - 2005

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"Modern Steel Construction" magazine is running a series of articles to "introduce" the the combined ASD/LRFD Manual of Steel Construction that will be published late in 2005. Here is a link to the first article (.pdf)
http://www.aisc.org/MSCTemplate.cfm?Section=Back_Issues1&amp;template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=27460

...the second article
http://www.aisc.org/MSCTemplate.cfm?Section=Back_Issues1&amp;template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=27555

...the third article
http://www.aisc.org/MSCTemplate.cfm?Section=Back_Issues1&amp;template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=27702

Looks like the series will continue monthly for the rest of the year.

### RE: AISC Manual of Steel Construction - 2005

From the aisc.org site.

The pending release of the '2005 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings' is June 15.

The 'AISC Steel Construction Manual' has an expected release date of fourth quarter 2005.

http://www.aisc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Press_Releases1&;template=/PressRelease/PressReleaseDisplay.cfm&amp;PressReleaseID=50172&PressReleaseCategoryID=1&ShowArchives=0

Sounds good per the press release but I looked through the draft a few months ago and am not too sure.  I am concerned about the customized programs I've written over the years and the impact of a new code will have on these.  On the other hand, an updated ASD is long overdue.

Regards,
-Mike

### RE: AISC Manual of Steel Construction - 2005

For those who are interested, ASCE's Structures Congress in St. Louis 2006 will have several sessions dedicated to the new AISC code.  Ergo the opportunity to ask AISC staff questions and and see examples.

The congress is to held May 18-21, 2006 in St. Louis at the Adams Mark hotel.

www.seinstitute.org

Regards,
Qshake

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### RE: AISC Manual of Steel Construction - 2005

I wonder if they would be so kind as to make this edition of the manual availalbe to everyone for free in .pdf format? And while they're at it, how about scanning-in ALL the previous manuals?

No? Oh, well, I was just wondering...

### RE: AISC Manual of Steel Construction - 2005

Typically the code itself (Chapter 6??) is available in .pdf but all the cool tables & stuff are not.

Hg

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### RE: AISC Manual of Steel Construction - 2005

The long-awaited 2005 AISC specification is now available for download at the AISC website:

www.aisc.org

There is a link on the front page to the page where you can download it and the commentary.

chichuck

### RE: AISC Manual of Steel Construction - 2005

From certain perspectives, the new Spec format is fantastic. For software and design aids from this point forward, it's great. Develop the exact same equations and provisions except for the very last step which is either divide by omega or multiply by phi. I've done quite a bit of this lately and it's extremely convenient.

People with massive amounts of 89 ASD software developed are really going to hate it, though, because the format is just about exactly like the 3rd Ed LRFD Spec except at the very last step. There's no resemblance whatsoever to the 89 Spec methodology.

DBD

### RE: AISC Manual of Steel Construction - 2005

"I wonder if they would be so kind as to make this edition of the manual availalbe to everyone for free in .pdf format? And while they're at it, how about scanning-in ALL the previous manuals?"

They make just about everything else a free download so they have to make some money somehow. The design guides are free, the engineering journal is free, the Solutions Center answers questions in a REAL hurry, and it's free.

I don't see any of the other big organizations doing this kind of stuff. I asked a question to ACI last year and I bet it was 3 weeks before I got an answer. I don't think it's possible to get the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering for free or any of the other various documents that they produce.

I think AISC rocks for this kind of stuff.

DBD

I believe the new manual is supposed to cost US$175 (member price). Ouch. At least all the ASD folks can't complain too much because they haven't had to buy a manual for 16 years. ### RE: AISC Manual of Steel Construction - 2005 "I believe the new manual is supposed to cost US$175 (member price).  Ouch.  At least all the ASD folks can't complain too much because they haven't had to buy a manual for 16 years."

I don't look forward to spending the dough either, but compare the price to other similar documents. The poorly-bound paperback ACI 318 costs a large percentage of the Manual. The Manual also has a tremendously larger scope and usefulness than other similar documents. Think about not only ACI 318 but ASCE 7. I think they're a much worse ripoff than the Manual. To get the "rest of the story" for ACI or ASCE you have to buy other documents that are also crummy paperback, resulting in a total cost greater than the Manual.

I still argue that AISC is pretty cool in this category.

DBD

### RE: AISC Manual of Steel Construction - 2005

The spec and commentary may be downloaded from AISC's web site for free.  The printed manual with all of the various reference material in addition to the spec will cost you.

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