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You should also note that most U.S. producers of structural shapes now charge a premium for A36 compared with A992 Gr. 50. To view information on this, check out:

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Scott Melnick

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Burch [mailto:rburch(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:12 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Steel Grade

richard lewis wrote:
> I am designing steel buildings in North Carolina and Texas.  Can anybody
> tell me the common grade of steel for columns, beams and misc. steel like
> angles and plates in these two States?  A36?  A572-50, A992?
> Rich
> ________________________________________________________________

I quote from a May 2000 post by our buddie Charlie Carter:
ASTM A992 is the way to go today for wide-flange shapes. See this link
for the details about why.

Hope this helps.

[end quote]

Rick Burch

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