The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has added more historic documents to its online ePubs collection for AISC members. The latest addition is a collection of shape producer catalogs dating back to 1885. The collection is available at www.aisc.org/epubs in the historic shape producer section. This collection is part of AISC's effort to preserve unique industry documents before they are lost to age-related deterioration.
The historic shape producer catalog collection is the basis of most of the shape information contained in AISC Design Guide 15, Rehabilitation and Retrofit Guide. The design guide - also available free to members online at www.aisc.org/epubs - includes reference data for wrought iron and steel shapes that have been discontinued, beginning with shapes produced in 1873. The design guide includes a review of ASTM material standards beginning in 1900 and describes how existing structural systems can be enhanced for increased strength and stiffness.
Members must be logged-in to access ePubs files. The collection features free technical information, including AISC's latest standards and specifications, available to AISC members as part of their ePubs member benefit. Learn more about AISC membership and ePubs at www.aisc.org/membership.
About the American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.