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Structural Steel Design Handbooks

Structural Steel Design Handbooks

Structural Steel Design Handbooks

Anyone know of a good structural steel design handbook that's based on rules in AISC ASD and AISC 360?

RE: Structural Steel Design Handbooks

The AISC steel manual? Kinda hard to think of anything they typically don't cover in there or the companion examples.

Professional and Structural Engineer (ME, NH, MA)
American Concrete Industries

RE: Structural Steel Design Handbooks

And the Commentary in AISC, it's really helpful.

RE: Structural Steel Design Handbooks

I am not entirely sure what you are asking for. My suggestion that follows is not a "handbook."

I got thrown into steel design after never touching it since school. I bought the following book off of Amazon:
"Build With Steel: A Companion to the AISC Manual" - Paul W. Richards
ISBN: 1470098202

It is a great refresher book, with nice illustrations.
It was essentially a review of my 1st semester steel design course notes, I probably could have saved the money and just reviewed those.
I used this book as a refresher, since I had a formal education in steel design. I can not comment on the ability to self-learn from this book.
I am glad I got the book, it made me much more competent the next week at work.
I worked through the entire book in a couple of evenings (again, it was a refresher).
After my initial read of it, I have never referenced it. Everything can be found in the AISC manual, but sometimes it is easier to parse through AISC's jumbles of text when you already know the topic.
The book is very basic (like I said, it was a review of my first semester steel course), and it left me wanting more on many occasions.

I believe this book is entirely LRFD, but I could be mistaken. Regardless, it is the same steel theory for ASD and LRFD.

RE: Structural Steel Design Handbooks

AISC Design Examples is a free PDF on AISC's website as I recall. Heaps of examples.

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