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NYC building Code and AISC 13th edition

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We are doing some structural steel connection design for a project in NYC and the EOR wants us to use the 9th edition AISC.  The reasoning he gives is this:
The New York city code does not recognize the 13th edition for ASD, all connection design needs to be done to AISC ASD 335-89s1 (i.e 9th edition)

I find this difficult to believe.  Can any of you tell me if this is true?

Thanks for your help,

Best regards,

Kenneth S. Peoples, P.E.

Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.
1584 Weaversville Road
Northampton, PA 18067

Phone:  610-262-6345
Fax:      610-262-8188
Email:   kpeoples(--nospam--at)