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Code Update: Steel Bridge Design Specifications Revised in New AASHTO Edition

October 16, 2017 - in Articles, Column

Interim revisions to AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications (7th Edition) were published in 2016 with a few minor revisions to the steel bridge design sections of the specifications. The 8th edition of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications is expected…

Code Update: Guidance for Structural Fire Engineering Making Its Debut

April 12, 2017 - in Column

The International Code Council (ICC) approved—as expected—the updated structural building-design standard, written by the American Society of Civil…

Code Update: Change the Oil to Avoid Paying More Later

October 3, 2016 - in Column

I often ask audiences if they’ve read the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Code of Standard Practice. As I do so, I picture the oil-filter…