Code of Standard Practice
for Steel Buildings
March 7, 2000
Supersedes the June 10, 1992 AISC Code of Standard Practice
for Steel Buildings and Bridges and all previous versions.
Prepared by the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. under
the direction of the AISC Committee on the Code of Standard
Practice and approved by the AISC Board of Directors.
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