This has been an interesting discussion, but why has it been limited to
AISC? AISI, CRSI, ACI, ASCE, ASTM, AASHTO not to mention, of course, groups
more directly funded through taxation, such as ICBO, UBC, BOCA, SBCCI. The
list goes on and on...
It seems much more to the credit of AISC that they have been willing to
engage in this discussion. How about the representatives of the other
organizations, all of whom, I am sure, monitor this list?
FEMA stands out as one organization who produce useful documents (at some
significant cost to their organization) and distribute them gratis to the
community which they serve so well.
James Cohen Consulting, P.C.