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--- Davis Parsons <dparsons(--nospam--at)msc-engineers.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 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
> 
Unless you "need' them, I'd spec A36 rod over F1554.  There is a cost
difference, and depending on the project, an upcharge for "unusual" materials.

Keith Fix
Little Rock

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