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CISC Advocacy Snapshot – September 2019

The CISC is the voice of the Canadian steel construction industry. We are proud to be the premier organization in creating solutions for the critical issues that challenge the steel construction industry every day.   Canada will Not Face Preliminary Anti-Dumping Duties in Ongoing AISC Trade Case on Fabricated Structural Steel   On September 4, 2019, [...]

2019-09-05T15:29:47-04:00September 5th, 2019|

CISC Design Modules – Module 3

Gerber Roof Girders The third module in CISC's Design Modules lineup, "Gerber Roof Girders " has been published and is now available. The first two modules on "Eccentrically Loaded Bolt Groups" and "Eccentrically Loaded Weld Groups" were described in earlier blog posts. Design Module 3 (DM3) covers the design of roof girders in cantilever-suspended-span construction, the [...]

2019-08-27T14:42:50-04:00August 27th, 2019|

Beams with Web Holes

Building structures are designed to support a variety of pipes, ducts, conduits and other services. Efforts to reduce floor heights have led to these items being placed in the same plane as the structural floor members. Structural systems using trusses and open-web steel joists provide openings for structural/mechanical integration. However, when beams with solid webs [...]

2019-06-28T13:56:35-04:00June 28th, 2019|

HSS Produced to ASTM A1085

ASTM A1085/A1085M, Standard Specification for Cold-Formed Welded Carbon Steel Hollow Structural Sections (HSS), was introduced in 2013 and was listed in CSA S16 Clause 5.1.3 for the first time in the 2014 edition.   Figure 1 Hollow Structural Sections Wall thickness and mass tolerances for A1085 products are essentially the same as those specified for HSS [...]

2019-05-10T16:56:37-04:00May 10th, 2019|

Matching and Non-Matching Welding Electrodes

Welded connections in structural applications are normally designed with matching electrodes, as listed in Table 4 of CSA Standard S16 for steels produced to CSA G40.21, "Structural Quality Steel". Starting with the 2014 edition, the S16 Standard now permits the use of non-matching electrodes with reference to CSA W59, "Welded Steel Construction - Metal Arc Welding", [...]

2019-04-05T13:49:28-04:00April 5th, 2019|

CISC Design Modules – Module 2

Eccentrically Loaded Weld Groups The second module in CISC's Design Modules lineup, "Eccentrically Loaded Weld Groups" is now available. The first module on "Eccentrically Loaded Bolt Groups" was the subject of a previous blog post: https://www.cisc-icca.ca/cisc-steel-design-modules-module-1-eccentrically-loaded-bolt-groups/ Design Module No. 2 covers traditional methods for determining the resistance of fillet weld groups in connections of various configurations [...]

2019-03-08T11:03:31-04:00March 8th, 2019|

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Launches Petitions to Impose Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Fabricated Structural Steel

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) launches a trade action against China, Mexico and Canada on certain fabricated structural steel products. The CISC is confident that these investigations will prove that imports from Canada are fairly traded and cause no injury to U.S. producers.

2019-02-28T10:20:59-04:00February 1st, 2019|

Nova Scotia government expresses their enthusiasm

Nova Scotia government expresses their enthusiasm and commitment to introduce prompt payment legislation for the 2019 Spring Session. The CISC Atlantic region will continue to play an active role in advocating for the needs of the construction industry so that legislation will be developed with Canadian tradespeople in mind.

2019-02-28T11:13:17-04:00February 1st, 2019|

Steel Design Series – Welded Shapes – 1976 Series

Part 5 of the Steel Design Series (SDS-5) provides tables of properties and dimensions for the first series of Welded Wide-Flange (WWF) sections produced to metric dimensions, reprinted from the Handbook of Steel Construction, 2nd Edition, 1976. The tables are provided in both metric and imperial units, and they are intended mainly for designers involved in [...]

2019-01-21T15:45:39-04:00January 21st, 2019|