This comprehensive reference contains detailed information on the design and detailing of structural steel in metric units. The 11th Edition has been updated to reflect changes to CSA S16-14 and the steel section data. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the National Building Code of Canada 2015. Member design tables are based on steel grades ASTM A992, A572 Grade 50, A913 Grade 65, A500 Grade C and CSA G40.21-350W.
Comprising 8 parts, the contents include CSA S16-14 (“Design of Steel Structures”) incorporating Update No. 1 (December 2016, with a new Annex N on design and construction of steel storage racks), CISC Commentary on S16-14, Connections and Tension Members, Compression Members, Flexural Members, Properties and Dimensions, CISC Code of Standard Practice (8th Edition) and Miscellaneous Data, and a General Index.
Featured updates since the 10th Edition include:
– Updated design data for common connections, twist-off bolt assemblies and direct tension indicators
– New design table for all-bolted single-angle beam connections
– Readily available wide-flange sizes highlighted in yellow throughout the book
– New tables for columns produced to ASTM A913 Grade 65 steel and for single-angle struts
– Design and detailing data for anchor rods and accessories
– Member design tables for angles and channels increased from 300 to 350 MPa yield stress
– Completely updated structural section data for hot-rolled sections
– Updated range of HSS sizes reflecting availability and including large (Jumbo) sections
– New 8th edition of the Code of Standard Practice, with updated provisions on erection stability and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
– Enhanced colour scheme for easier navigation
They call this a handbook, but for someone my size (approximately 4’8), its more like a 6 hand book. Seriously. The thing is thicker than a bowl of oatmeal and weighs like 2lbs. Which is good, since I work in an engineering office I can always use the exercise. The contents of the book, however, are good. If you ever need to know anything about steel or concrete, this is the book. And it’s not just for civil engineers, either. As a self proclaimed mechanical engineer, I thoroughly enjoyed cursing under my breath as I had to redo all my designs since they weren’t up to code. Thanks, Handbook of Steel Construction!