Unified Design of Steel Structures, 3rd Edition

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a 2017 book at a 1987 price

The 3rd edition has been updated to AISC's 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildingsand 15th editionSteel Construction Manual. The 626-page book is available online through print-on-demand.

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 updated solutions to the  2016 Specification.  Solutions for the 489 homework problems have been posted to the AISC Educator Forum.


Click here to go to the AISC Educator Forum (Publications Corner) for homework problem solutions!



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You can buy paperback copies at Barnes & Noble. Only the Kindle version is available at Amazon.







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 (PDFs)
on ANSI/AISC 360-16 and the 15th ed. Manual

Part 1 (Specification)
Part 2 (Manual)



Questions or comments?



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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Instructor Resources


Errata (dated 9/20/19)


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

Part 1 (Specification)
Part 2 (Manual)

 

These resources can be downloaded from the
AISC Educator Forum (Publications Corner):

Solutions (PDF file for each chapter)

Textbook Figures (Powerpoint files)

Integrated Design Project RAM Structural Model

(Go to www.Bentley.com/Academic if you or your students need access to the RAM software.)

Guide to the Integrated Design Project
RAM Structural Model (Description
of the model and relevant features in RAM)


Click here to access the AISC Educator Forum or request permission to join the Forum.
Please note that access to the Forum is limited to full-time educators at North American Universities. If you do not qualify for access, please do NOT contact AISC but e-mail us directly using the link below!


Join the e-mail list for notifications of updates (e.g., errata,
Solutions Manual, and other instructor and student resources).


Student Resources


Errata (dated 9/20/19)


Selected Homework Problem Answers
(updated 10/16/17)

 


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