2022 AISC Code of Practice

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2022 AISC Code of Standard Practice Now Available for Free Download

It’s here! The 2022 AISC Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges (ANSI/AISC 303-22) is now available as a free PDF download at www.aisc.org/2022code.

“The 2022 AISC Code of Standard Practice is the result of a tremendous effort by the committee over the last six years,” said Babette Freund, chair of the AISC Committee on the Code of Standard Practice. “Of special note is the work of a joint task group that harmonized terminology and coordinated requirements between the 2022 AISC Code and the 2022 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, a major development in this latest edition.”

The Code is a vital document for everyone associated with construction in structural steel–it provides a framework for a shared understanding of acceptable standards when contracting for structural steel. The trade practices that it describes are considered the industry standard and are incorporated into contracts across the country unless otherwise specified. The Code has governed contracts for nearly a century since its first publication in 1924.

The 2022 AISC Code supersedes the 2016 version (ANSI/AISC 303-16), and its preface includes a list of changes and updates. It has been approved by the AISC Committee on the Code of Standard Practice and is ANSI-accredited. The new Code will be included in the 16th Edition Steel Construction Manual, which AISC is preparing to publish next year.

An outline of updates to the Code is available in AISC’s press announcement.

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