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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|

CISC Steel Design Modules – Module 1 Eccentrically Loaded Bolt Groups

CISC is introducing the first module in a new lineup of upcoming Steel Design Modules. Module 1, "Eccentrically Loaded Bolt Groups", covers traditional methods for determining the resistance of bolt groups in connections of various configurations and subject to an eccentric point load applied either in-plane or out-of-plane. Bolt groups subject to an inclined point load [...]

2018-12-14T15:25:38-04:00December 14th, 2018|

HSS Corner Radii

The tables of Properties and Dimensions in Part 6 of the Handbook provide values of the depth (d), width (b) and wall thickness (t) of square and rectangular hollow structural sections (HSS). Values of the exterior and interior corner radii are not tabulated, however, mainly because these dimensions are not listed in CSA standard G40.20. Section [...]

2018-11-22T16:54:28-04:00November 22nd, 2018|

Finance Minister Announces the Federal Government’s Commitment to Passing Prompt Payment Legislation

Canada’s Finance Minister, Bill Morneau presents the 2018 Financial Economic Statement in the House of Commons with a mandate to invest in middle-class jobs. The announcement included a commitment to passing federal prompt payment legislation that will help to resolve the systemic issues of delayed payments in Canada’s construction industry.

2019-02-28T10:20:28-04:00November 1st, 2018|

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announces

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announces the federal government’s commitment to passing prompt payment legislation with the 2018 Fall Economic Statement. The CISC was instrumental in one of Canada’s largest and most extensive cross-nation consultation processes, providing valuable recommendations that advocate the importance of timely payments.

2019-02-28T11:12:08-04:00November 1st, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-10-25T12:06:07-04:00October 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 [...]

2018-10-02T13:31:21-04:00October 2nd, 2018|