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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:

http://www.aisc.org/documents/AISC_News_Dec2000.pdf

Also, if you want to keep up-to-date on the latest news about steel, subscribe to AISC's free bi-monthly e-letter at:

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Scott Melnick
AISC

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Burch [mailto:rburch(--nospam--at)conterra.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:12 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
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
> ________________________________________________________________



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

    http://www.engr.psu.edu/ae/steelstuff/matls.htm

Hope this helps.

Charlie
[end quote]


Rick Burch

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