Unified Design of Steel Structures, 3rd Edition

Expected late Spring / Summer 2017
(The 15th edition Steel Construction Manual is
also expected to be available for Fall 2017.)

Preview chapters! Go to "Inside the 3rd Edition".

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a 2017 book at a 1987 price

The 3rd edition will be updated to AISC's 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildingsand 15th editionSteel Construction Manual. The 626-page book will be available online through print-on-demand and through your local bookstores.

Multi-Chapter Problems and a NEW Integrated Design Project

Add a few, selected problems throughout the term, or include a full design project.  Either way, all of the tools are here to help your students learn how to apply the AISC Specification to the design of a structural steel building.


Click here for a PDF summary of revisions for the 3rd edition!


Sample Pages from the AISC Steel Construction Manual

Students can easily reference  design aids  and quickly learn how to use them.


Click to preview a draft of:
Chapter 1 (PDF)
Chapter 8 (PDF)


New homework problems and an updated Solutions Manual

We've added new homework problems, and the Solutions Manual is being updated to the  2016 Specification.  Samples from the Solutions Manual have been posted to the AISC Educator Forum, with more to come. 489 homework problems total.


Click here to go to the AISC Educator Forum (Publications Corner) for some samples from the Solutions Manual!

Must be a member of AISC to join the Educator Forum. Click here if you are not yet an AISC Educator member.




Unified Design of Steel Structures

A wide variety of designs can be characterized as structural steel design.  This book deals with the design of steel structures for buildings as governed by the ANSI/AISC 360-16 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, published by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).


Click for 2017 Structures Congress handouts (PDF)
on ANSI/AISC 360-16 and the 15th ed. Manual

Part 1 (Specification)
Part 2 (Manual)



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Meet the authors

Experience in structural steel specification and code development, research, and education

Louis F. Geschwindner

Former Vice President of Engineering and Research, American Institute of Steel Construction
Professor Emeritus of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Senior Structural Engineer, Providence Engineering Corporation

Charles J. Carter

President,
American Institute of Steel Construction

Judy Liu

Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University



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