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Probably because the ‘Steel Availability’ tool in the AISC webpage,  that give you the up-to-date information.


Jorge Jimenez, PE


From: Paul Feather [mailto:PFeather(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 8:31 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Steel shape availability grey tables


Why is it that the new AISC manuals do not have the grey shaded areas in the shape tables for sizes that are foreign produced or typically mill order?


I always liked having the grey lines in the table to give you a heads up before specifying that the shape maybe really hard to get.  Is there a separate section in the manual that I am not keyed into that provides the same info?


Paul Feather PE, SE