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Posted by Tasha Weiss on August 20, 2013 at 6:11 PM.
The 2013 edition of Selected ASTM Standards for Structural Steel Fabrication (AISC 503-13) is now available from AISC in paper format for just $225 for AISC members and $450 for non-members. AISC also has a limited number of CD-ROM-based electronic copies available for the same price as the printed copy. This valuable resource contains virtually all ASTM standards that apply in the design and construction of structural steel buildings and bridges.
“We collaborate with ASTM to produce this compilation of standards as a service to the design community and structural steel industry,” said AISC Vice President and Chief Structural Engineer, Charlie Carter, S.E., P.E., Ph.D. “If purchased individually from ASTM, these standards would cost more than $2,000.”
The compilation was last published in 2011. The new edition includes updated versions of many of the standards as well as one that has been added to the collection since then: A1085 - 13 Standard Specification for Cold-Formed Welded Carbon Steel Hollow Structural Sections (HSS). This new standard is a big step forward in simplifying HSS design and usage. Benefits include tighter material tolerances and a single minimum yield stress of 50 ksi, maximum specified yield stress of 70 ksi, and standard requirement for notch toughness.
The new 575-page volume includes 59 ASTM standards relating to structural steel fabrication selected by AISC.
To purchase the book or to view a list of all of the ASTM standards included, please visit www.aisc.org/astm. The individual standards in this compilation are published and copyrighted by ASTM International.