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--- "Carter, Charlie" <carter(--nospam--at)aisc.org> wrote:
> >Bill Polhemus wrote:
> >Is the F1554 specification thoroughly accepted
> >in the construction industry at this date?
>
> If you mean by specifications, yes, it is included as a reference document
> in our (AISC's) specifications.
>
> If you mean by engineers, my best guess is yes, more and more. Some seem to
> distrust anything new. Others seem to want to keep specifying ASTM A325,
> which is not even a valid material specification for anchor rods.
>
> If you mean suppliers, my best guess is yes, more and more. Some are
> "in-the-know", on top of it and can provide it. Others are not "in-the-know"
> and want to keep selling the ASTM A449 rods they always substituted before
> when the engineer called for ASTM A325.
>
> The difficult period between introduction of a standard and widespread
> understanding, acceptance and usage of that standard is nearing the end for
> ASTM F1554 anchor rods.

This above is not likely.  You need to consider making a concerted effort to
"sell" ASTM F1554 to the engineers as an improvement worth specifying.  How
about a Modern Steel COnstruction article.

> Charlie
>
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