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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

For structural shapes use ASTM A992. For plates and angles use A36.  For
anchor rods we spec F1554 Gr 55 and have no problem getting them.

Davis G. Parsons II, PE RA AEI
a practical structural engineer
in Fort Worth, Texas

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