The Seismic Design Manual is now available in its second edition from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The new edition contains hundreds of pages of comprehensive design examples, including connections, updated for the 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions. The new Seismic Design Manual is currently available in hard copy format, and the digital edition will be available Feb. 1. Either format can be purchased by AISC members for $175 or by non-members for $350. Both the hard copy and digital edition are also available for purchase as a set by AISC members for $275 or by non-members for $550.
"The Seismic Design Manual provides the industry with a practical resource for application of the design requirements of the 2010 Seismic Provisions," said Rafael Sabelli, chairman of the AISC Seismic Manual Subcommittee. "In contrast to the Steel Construction Manual, it typically follows a system-design format — examples are organized around the illustration of an entire seismic system, with each example illustrating the design of a representative element. Connection design examples are presented to illustrate some of the range of approaches that designers can take. Thus, the Seismic Design Manual provides the industry with a useful collection of tools for addressing the seismic design of steel structures."
The new edition also includes:
- Side-by-side LRFD and ASD design methodologies for design examples;
- A new chapter on analysis;
- More thorough examples on connection design, including panel zone detailing and brace-to-beam/column connection design options;
- Extended discussion and more economical design methodology for collector elements;
- New examples for buckling-restrained braced frames; and
- New chapters on composite moment frames and composite braced frames.
In addition, the new edition includes two AISC seismic-related standards: the 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-10) and the 2010 AISC Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications (with Supplement No. 1) (ANSI/AISC 358-10 and ANSI/AISC 358s1-11). +