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Re: New HSS Manual from AISC

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Lorenzo Smith wrote:

<<I have been receiving alot of information about the new HSS 
connections/design manual from AISC.  Does anyone have and use this 
resource?  Have you found it helpful?  Does it utilize LRFD exclusively or 
ASD as well?  Thanks for your input.>>


I have the manual, although I haven't really begun using yet.  The Manual 
includes a stand alone specification for HSS sections, described as a 
supplement to the LRFD Specification.

Except for Chapter 1 (Dimensions and properties) and the Appendix (HSS 
Specification), the manual addresses connections.  In content, it is very 
similar to Volume 2 of the LRFD Manual, 2nd edition or the older Volume 2 
ASD/LRFD Connections book.

By the way, the book has a black cover, with silver lettering, and you 
might hear it referred to as the AISC "Black Book", as opposed to the AISC 
"Green Book" [ASD Manual} or AISC "Silver Book" [LRFD Manual}.

Rick Drake, SE
Fluor Daniel, Irvine