| The American Institute of Steel
Construction, which was founded in 1921, publishes a Code of|
Standard Practice. The first edition of which was published in 1924. The current edition was
published in 2010. The Code sets forth trade practices in the structural steel design community
and the construction industry. The current Code is the result of deliberations and the
establishment of consensus among a diverse group of design and industry representatives on the AISC Code Committee.
The Code provides a framework for an understanding of common acceptable standards for use
when contracting for structural steel. Unless specific provisions to the contrary are provided in
the contract documents, the provisions of the Code are considered to be the standard custom and usage of the industry and are thereby incorporated into the relationships between the parties to a contract for the provision of fabricated/erected structural steel.
Additionally, the fabrication and erection tolerances in the Code are incorporated into the AISC
Specification for Structural Steel Buildings by reference. Although the Code applies to both buildings and bridges, this webinar will focus on buildings.