Specification for Structural Steel Buildings
March 9, 2005
Supersedes the Load and Resistance Factor Design Specification for Structural Steel Buildings dated December 27, 1999, the Specification for Structural Steel Buldings— Allowable Stress Design and Plastic Design dated June 1, 1989, including Supplement No. 1, the Specification forAllowable Stress Design of Single-Angle Members dated June 1, 1989, the Load and Resistance Factor Design Specification for SingleAngle Members dated November 10, 2000, and the Load and Resistance Factor Design Specification for the Design of Steel Hollow Structural Sections dated November 10, 2000, and all previous versions of these specifications. Approved by the AISC Committee on Specifications andissued by the AISC Board of Directors
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Professor Lynn S. Beedle
This edition of the AISC Speciﬁcation is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Lynn S. Beedle, University Distinguished Professor at Lehigh University. Dr. Beedle served as a faculty member at LehighUniversity for 41 years and won a very large number of professional and educational awards, including the 1973 T.R. Higgins Award and the 2003 Geerhard Haaijer Award from AISC. He was a major contributor to several editions of the AISC Speciﬁcation and a long-time member of the AISC Committee on Speciﬁcations. He was instrumental in the development of plastic design methodologies and itsimplementation into the AISC Speciﬁcation. He was Director of the Structural Stability Research Council for 25 years, and in that role fostered understanding of various stability problems and helped develop rational design provisions, many of which were adopted in the AISC Speciﬁcations. In 1969, he founded the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and succeeded in bringing together the disciplinesof architecture, structural engineering, construction, environment, sociology and politics, which underlie every major tall building project. He was actively involved in this effort until his death in late 2003 at the age of 85. His contributions to the design and construction of steel buildings will long be remembered by AISC, the steel industry and the structural engineering profession...