Design Standards

AISI Standards (2012 and Newer)
Available for free electronic download. 


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CODE OFFICIALS AND FACULTY - Regarding complimentary documents and discounts, many AISI documents, including the S200-series (cold-formed steel framing), S300-series (profiled steel diaphragm) and S900-series (test) standards, are available to download free of charge in PDF format at A complimentary printed copy of an AISI standard is available to committee members (if their name is listed in the front of the document), building officials and authorities having jurisdiction (if requested on letterhead), and faculty (if requested on letterhead). Requests should be sent to Casey Fenton at

AISI Pre-2012 Edition Standards

AISI does not continue to print and sell pre-2012 editions of the AISI Specification, Commentary and Design Manual. These documents are available free of charge in PDF format from the Wei-Wen Yu Cold-Formed Steel Library at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

AISI Material Standards

CARBON AND ALLOY STEELS: AISI used to designate certain standard grades of carbon and alloy steel bars, blooms, billets, slabs and rods with specified ladle chemistry ranges and limits (e.g., AISI 1040 steel). However, AISI is no longer directly involved with the development and/or maintenance of standard steels. The Association for Iron and Steel Technology has assumed these activities and AIST’s publication, “Pocket Book of Standard Wrought Steels,” provides current information.

STAINLESS STEELS: AISI is no longer involved with the development and/or maintenance of material standards of stainless steels. Please contact the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA) for more information on these products.