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Posted by Tasha Weiss on July 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM.
The 2012 version of AISC’s Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities (ANSI/AISC N690-12) is now available for free downloading at AISC’s website, here. The specification includes updated provisions for the design of safety-related steel structures and steel elements in nuclear facilities.
The specification is written as a supplement to the AISC 2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10) and replaces ANSI/AISC N690-06. It has been approved by the AISC Committee on Specifications and is ANSI-accredited.
“As a supplement to ANSI/AISC 360-10, the new 2012 Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities has adopted many of the same revisions as those incorporated in ANSI/AISC 360-10,” commented Cynthia Duncan, AISC’s director of engineering. “One major addition and departure from that standard is the new Chapter NN on Quality Control and Quality Assurance. This chapter has some different terminology due to the regulatory nature of nuclear facilities design.”
The specification can be downloaded at no charge by visiting AISC’s Specifications, Codes and Standards page at www.aisc.org/freepubs or www.aisc.org/epubs. The 2006 version and other related documents are also available for free on AISC’s Historical Standards page.