Student Discount Program

AISC provides the 14th edition Steel Construction Manual, the 2nd Edition Seismic Design Manual, and Detailing for Steel Construction to students at a reduced price when they are ordered through their professor.   

Steel Construction
and Seismic Design Manuals are priced at $125 each.
Detailing for Steel Construction is priced at $55.

Policy

REQUIRED READING Professors, please read this information BEFORE placing your order. You will be asked to acknowledge that you have read the AISC's policy regarding the Student Discount Program.

Reservation
Form

Professors, please click the link to the left to fill out the online reservation form.

If you are a STUDENT wishing to pay the manual, please contact your professor to obtain the code & website. Do not fill out this form - thank you.

Desk Copy

Desk copies can be made available to full-time faculty who are teaching steel design courses.
Please contact University Programs for the desk copy policy.

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Professors at universities outside of the United States, but within North America - Click the link to the left.

Universities outside of
North America

Beginning March 1, 2012, AISC no longer ships printed publications outside of North America. If you are outside of North America and wish to purchase  a printed copy of an AISC publication, you can order a copy from a variety of resellers including:

    The International Code Council - http://www.iccsafe.org
    IHS Global -
http://global.ihs.com

Digital versions of most AISC documents are available from the AISC Bookstore, including the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual and all AISC Design Guides.  However, student pricing does not apply to these digital versions.


Contact University Programs if you have any questions. 


14th Edition Steel Construction Manual

This manual is available to students through professors for the price of $125 when purchased through the Student Discount Program. (Retail price is $175/member or $350/non-member)

This Manual is the fourteenth major update of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, which was first published in 1927. The 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual is based on the 2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and replaces the 13th Edition of this publication.

The following specifications, codes and standards are printed in Part 16 of this Manual:

    • 2010 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings
    • 2009 RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts
    • 2010 AISC Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges

The following resources are also available on our ePubs/freePubs webpage:

    • AISC Design Examples V14.0, which illustrates the application of tables and specification provisions that are included in this Manual.
    • AISC Shapes Database V14.0 and V14.0H
    • Background and supporting literature for the AISC Steel Construction Manual

AISC Seismic Design Manual, 2nd Edition 

This manual is available to students through professors for the price of $125 when purchased through the Student Discount Program. (Retail price is $175/member or $350/non-member)

Now expanded to 10 parts, the 2nd Edition Seismic Design Manual includes sections on general seismic design considerations, analysis considerations, and systems not specifically detailed for seismic resistance. Different seismic force resisting systems are covered in the balance of the sections, along with diaphragms, chord and collectors as well as an introduction to engineered damping systems.

The Seismic Design Manual includes hundreds of pages of comprehensive design examples, including connections, updated for the 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions. Examples are shown with LRFD and ASD design methodologies side-by-side.

Also included are two AISC seismic-related standards: the 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-10) and the 2010 AISC Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications with Supplement No. 1 (ANSI/AISC 358-10 and ANSI/AISC 358s1-11).


AISC Detailing for Steel Construction Manual

This manual is available to students through professors for the price of $55 when purchased through the Student Discount Program. (Retail price is $75/member or $150/non-member)

The 3rd Edition of Detailing for Steel Construction is an update of the 2nd Edition to be consistent with the 2005 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings. Topics included are:

  • general fabrication requirements
  • contract documents
  • common connection details
  • basic detailing conventions
  • project set-up and control
  • erection drawings
  • shop drawings
  • bills of materials
  • detailing quality control and assurance

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