Session Start Date

8-17-2002

Session End Date

8-18-2002

Abstract

For over fifty years, the American Iron and Steel Institute has published the widely used Specification for the Design of Cold-Fom1ed Steel Structural Members. Recently, as a result of collaborative efforts with representatives of Canada and Mexico, the AISI Specification was expanded into a new document for use in all three countries. Now known as the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, the new edition supersedes the previous AISI Specification and the Canadian Sl36 Standard. This paper reviews the differences between the previous AISI Specification and the new North American Specification. The basic core document consists of Chapters A through G, while country specific issues are addressed in three separate appendices. The appendices include items of a broad nature, such as provisions for the design method to be used, the reference source for loads and load combinations, and other references that are country specific. The appendices also include country specific technical provisions where full agreement between the three countries was not reached. Efforts will be made to minimize these differences in future editions.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

16th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

8-17-2002

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2002 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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North American Specification for Design of Cold-Formed Steel

For over fifty years, the American Iron and Steel Institute has published the widely used Specification for the Design of Cold-Fom1ed Steel Structural Members. Recently, as a result of collaborative efforts with representatives of Canada and Mexico, the AISI Specification was expanded into a new document for use in all three countries. Now known as the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, the new edition supersedes the previous AISI Specification and the Canadian Sl36 Standard. This paper reviews the differences between the previous AISI Specification and the new North American Specification. The basic core document consists of Chapters A through G, while country specific issues are addressed in three separate appendices. The appendices include items of a broad nature, such as provisions for the design method to be used, the reference source for loads and load combinations, and other references that are country specific. The appendices also include country specific technical provisions where full agreement between the three countries was not reached. Efforts will be made to minimize these differences in future editions.