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Don’t use the 9th Edition for section properties; edition is not up to date. Contact The Steel Tube Institute ( for design aids and latest section properties.



D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., P.Eng.

Senior Project Manager

Schoor DePalma Engineers and Consultants

Manalapan Structural Department

200 State Highway Nine

Manalapan, NJ 07726

732-577-9000 (Ext. 1275)

908-309-8657 (Cell)

732 -431-9428 (Fax)



-----Original Message-----
From: Seth W. Cutler [mailto:seth(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 1:53 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: HSS Design Spec


I don't think this has been covered but the building I'm working has all HSS columns and braces.  I'm designing using 1989 ASD with the current seismic provisions and was wondering what was out there for designing these members and connections.

Just doing a brief search I found these two manuals:

1.  Hollow Structural Sections Connections Manual
2.  Specification for the Design of Steel Hollow Structural Sections, November 10, 2000

but both are only for LRFD.  Is there anything else out there that I could use to apply to ASD design?  Or any other references you might recommend?

I'm thinking about at least purchasing the connections manual because that shouldn't be too different?  Maybe there is some ASD info in there as well?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Seth W. Cutler
R. L. Morrison Engineering Co.