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A clarification … ASD, in the new vernacular, is Allowable STRENGTH Design. 
 It is LRFD wrapped up to feel like the long-neglected Allowable STRESS 
Design. But, you are still allowed to prefer the latter ….


Paul Ransom, P.Eng.

Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:43:42 -0400
From: "Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc." <design(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Re: Structural Steel Design Code - Canada

One of the differences between CSA S16 and AISC spec is that Limit States
Design (your LRFD) is mandatory
whereas the AISC still allows you to choose which way you want to design.
Being an old fart I still prefer Allowable Stress Design, but often use
LSD. …


On 4/11/2014 2:51 PM, Polhemus, William wrote:
> Quick question.
> Is CSA S16 analogous to AISC 360 for design of structural steel, or are
> there other standards that should be considered? Is there something akin
> to AISC 303 "Code of Standard Practice" in Canada?
> Is there a similar publication to the AISC "Steel Construction Manual"
> for design of steel in Canada?
> William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> Lead Civil/Structural Engineer
> CRA Engineering Group, Inc.
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> Suite 100
> Houston, TX 77040
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