A joint task group has developed a proposed modification to Section 3.1.2 of the American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC) Code of Standard Practice. The joint task group is a partnership of the Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE) Guidelines Committee and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Committee on the Code of Standard Practice. These two groups have collaborated for several years now to improve and advance the AISC Code.

This proposal seeks to address, in a direct and workable manner, the practice of delegating connection design work to a licensed engineer working for the steel fabricator. It is currently one of the items being balloted by the AISC Committee on the Code of Standard Practice. Because the modifications to Section 3.1.2, and the associated changes in Section 4.4, are significant, please review the proposed modifications.

Any and all comments are welcome. All proposals are available for review and comment at www.aisc.org.

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