The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is pleased to announce the release of Certification Standard for Steel Fabrication and Erection, and Manufacturing of Metal Components (AISC 207-16). The standard is available for free download at www.aisc.org/newcertstandard.
Although the title is new, this standard brings together provisions from four existing standards related to steel building fabrication, steel bridge fabrication, steel erection and metal component manufacturing. Developed by AISC's Certification Standards Committee, the new standard harmonizes common components of the existing standards into a cohesive document.
The previous standards, developed over a period of years, were difficult to compare side-by-side. By combining commonalities of the existing standards, the new standard simplifies and clarifies provisions for program participants and their markets. Owners, DOTs, architects, engineers and general contractors will gain a better understanding of AISC Certification with this improved format.
Steel Construction Manual Companion Resources Now Available
AISC is offering several new resources that complement the 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual, released this past summer. Included are the v15.0 Design Examples, v15.0 Shapes Database, v15.0H Historic Shapes Database, Basic Design Values Cards and Interactive Reference List. All of these resources are available for free download at www.aisc.org/manualresources.
"The practicing engineer or student will find these updated resources of great value as design tools, references and learning tools in their day-to-day practice," notes Cynthia Duncan, AISC director of engineering.