AISI Publishes Design Guide for New Standard on Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 4, 2014 – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published AISI D310-14, "Design Examples for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels Based on AISI S310-13." The design guide is the supporting document for AISI S310, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels (which was published in September 2014). Both documents are available in PDF format as free downloads at www.aisistandards.org.

Approved by the AISI Committee on Specifications Diaphragm Task Group, AISI D310-14 provides five design examples that illustrate the application of design provisions in AISI S310. The Standard provides design provisions for diaphragms consisting of profiled steel decks or panels, including acoustic panels, cellular deck, and composite deck filled with concrete. The illustrative examples determine the strengths and stiffness of diaphragms formed with wide rib decks, profiled panels, and panels with insulation, and with various support materials and loading conditions.

AISI’s codes and standards work is conducted under the Construction Market Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI, which oversees the industry’s investment in advancing the competitive use of steel by meeting the demands of the marketplace. For more information on SMDI’s Construction Market program, visit www.smdisteel.org.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 20 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 125 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI’s member companies represent over three-quarters of both U.S. and North American steel capacity. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website, www.steel.org.

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Debbie Bennett

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Lisa Harrison

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