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Washington, D.C. — The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) published the Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual, 2017 Edition, which is to be used in conjunction with AISI S100-16, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2016 Edition and the Commentary. The design manual consists of two volumes and is available for purchase as a set at AISI’s online Steel Store at https://shop.steel.org/c/41/manuals-and-design-guides.

The Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual, 2017 Edition is available in both printed (AISI D100-17) and electronic formats (AISI D100-17E) and includes the following:

  • Volume I covers dimensions and properties, beam design, column design, connections, supplementary information, and a bibliography of pertinent test methods.
  • Volume II contains the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2016 Edition and the Commentary.

The design manual was developed under the direction of AISI’s Education Committee. In this edition, new design examples have been added to further illustrate the Direct Strength Method provisions and newly added provisions in the Specification. A detailed list of the added examples and other major changes are provided in the online document “Major Changes in D100-17” (www.steel.org/~/media/doc/steel/store/20180420-Major-Changes-in-AISI-D100.pdf).

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