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Gerard Madden wrote:

> On a side note, I was taught in Grad school that I should always consider
> A36 to have an Fy=50ksi since mills today produce mostly dual spec steel.
> This recommendation was brought up in an EBF lecture. Does anyone think it
> is appropriate to always use A36 w/ Fy=50ksi in all NEW construction for any
> application (even angles and channels)?

NO!  A36 often has 50 ksi yield, but not always.  45 to 49 ksi is not rare.
Sometimes what is sold as A36 is what couldn't make it as A992 or any of the
Grade 50 modifications to other steels.