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Industrial Building Design Online Course

This 8 hour course (4 modules) focuses on practical and economical solutions for framing a typical industrial building to the requirements of the 2010 National Building Code of Canada and the pertinent provisions of CSA Standard S16-14. Whenever possible, relevant provisions in the soon to be published NBCC 2015 will be discussed. The course material will [...]

2018-10-25T12:06:07+00:00 October 21st, 2018|

Bolt Length Selection Aid

Selecting the bolt length for any given grip and bolt diameter can be facilitated by using the chart entitled "Bolt Lengths for Various Grips" on page 6-167 in the Handbook of Steel Construction, 11th edition. The chart is applicable to the Imperial Series of ASTM F3125/F3125M bolts, such as Grades A325 and A490 high-strength bolts in [...]

2018-10-02T13:31:21+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|

Readily Available W-Shape Sections

In the current (11th) edition of the Handbook of Steel Construction, wide-flange (W‑shape) sections that are commonly used and readily available are highlighted in yellow colour, as shown on the accompanying figure. The availability of these sections was assessed by means of a survey of Canadian steel service centres during the preparation of the 11th Edition [...]

2018-08-29T15:51:56+00:00 August 29th, 2018|

High-Strength Bolts – Purchase Orders

Published in early 2015, ASTM F3125-15 (later as ASTM F3125/F3125M-15a) is a consolidation and replacement of six ASTM standards (A325, A325M, A490, A490M, F1852, and F2280). General information on bolt design and installation aspects can be found in Advantage Steel No. 54, page 10, available at this link: https://www.cisc-icca.ca/product/advantage-steel-no-54/ In this “umbrella” standard, the name of [...]

2018-07-26T09:47:09+00:00 July 26th, 2018|

Steel Design Series – Welded Shapes

Part 4 of the CISC Steel Design Series (SDS-4), "Welded Shapes - Properties and Dimensions" has been published. Tables of Welded Wide-Flange (WWF) and Welded Reduced-Flange (WRF) shapes are reprinted from the Handbook of Steel Construction, 10th Edition. They are intended mainly for designers involved in renovation projects. Essar Steel Algoma Inc. had been the prime [...]

2018-07-13T10:52:42+00:00 July 13th, 2018|

CSA Releases the New Edition of CSA W47.1 for Public Review!

Check out the new edition of CSA W47.1. Note: the review period closes as of August 27, 2018. CSA W47.1 - Certification of companies for fusion welding of steel is now available for public review. Please visit the link below to access the document. Interested parties must register with an email address to access the Public [...]

2018-09-06T10:41:54+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

Class 4 Compression Members in the Handbook

Part 4 in the Handbook of Steel Construction contains tables of factored axial compressive resistances. For a small number of compression members, the width-to-thickness ratio of the flanges and/or web exceeds the limits given in CSA S16-14 Table 1. The compressive resistance of members subject to elastic local buckling (Class 4 sections) may be calculated using [...]

2018-05-28T14:46:53+00:00 May 28th, 2018|

Steel Bridge Certification Standard

CISC has recently published the 3rd edition of its Steel Bridge Certification Standard. The English and French versions can be downloaded via these links: www.cisc-icca.ca/product/cisc-steel-bridge-certification-standard-3rd-edition-2018/ www.cisc-icca.ca/product/norme-de-certification-de-licca-pour-les-ponts-en-acier-troisieme-edition-2018/ This Standard is used by bridge Fabricators who wish to have their operations CISC Certified. It is designed to assess the Fabricator’s Quality System and provide a level of assurance [...]

2018-04-25T15:27:34+00:00 April 25th, 2018|

Technical Resources for Obsolete Steel Sections

When renovating older buildings, designers have often turned to the CISC Solutions Centre for information on obsolete steel sections listed in past editions of the Handbook. This information can be found on the CISC Technical Resources webpage at the link below: https://www.cisc-icca.ca/technical-resources/ Properties and dimensions listed in the Handbook of Steel Construction, 1st Edition 1967, are [...]

2018-04-02T17:27:59+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|