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Anchor Rod Material

Anchor Rod Material

Anchor Rod Material

I'm looking at the 3rd Ed. LRFD at the preferred material specification for anchor rods (pg. 2-26), and I see F1554 Gr. 36.  Quiet frankly, I havent heard of that spec.  I've been calling out A36 anchor rods.  What has everyone else been doing, and is F1554 common in all fabricatiors shops now?

RE: Anchor Rod Material

F1554 is a relatively new material spec.  Check out this article from Modern Steel Construction, March, 1999:


Page 2 of the pdf file covers anchor rods (I still call them anchor bolts).

By the way, the other two parts of the series on specifying the correct materials are also quite helpful.  They can be found at:



I hope this helps.

RE: Anchor Rod Material

Good job, Mattman!

RE: Anchor Rod Material

Excellent info, Mattman.  Change the last URL reference to ContentID=2587 instead of 2585 to get all three of the series. (Shapes, plates, bolts)

RE: Anchor Rod Material

So have you guys been calling out A36 rods or F1554?  I usually have a note that says all miscellaneous steel to be A36, but I guess that should change, no?

RE: Anchor Rod Material

We've normally specified A36.  The F1554 is new to me.

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