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SEI/ASCE 8-02 - "Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Stainless Steel Structural Members"
2000 and 2003 IBC reference the older version: ASCE 8-90 (which I acquired many years ago when one of the architectural designers was in love with stainless steel and wanted to use structural stainless steel for our own office renovation...until the budget committee for the office renovation nipped that one in the bud...but I had already bought the book).  I don't know what the 2006 IBC references as I have not gotten around to acquiring a 2006 IBC for myself as of yet.
Adrian, MI
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From: Andrew Kester, P.E. [mailto:akester(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 8:05 PM
To: seaint
Subject: Stainless Steel - answering my own question

I still would like any heads ups and tables you may have, but I have found maybe too much info here:
Stainless Steel Info Center
And what I understand is that SS is not governed by any codes in the US but it is in many other countries, and you should not use AISC but basic structural materials mechanics would be used.
From a web board, not from me, "One of the main differences is that carbon steel has a constant modulus of elasticity, while stainless has a varying modulus of elasticity based on the stresses in the steel"