The digital version of AISC’s 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual is now available. Intended as an affordable supplement to the print version, the digital 15th Edition is a subscription-based product that provides on-the-go access to the information in the Manual including the most recent revisions. (This is a full version of the 15th Edition with digital rights management applied.) 

“The next time you’re heading out to a job site and need to refer to your Steel Construction Manual, the digital 15th Edition is a great alternative to carrying around the nearly 4-lb hardcover book,” said Lawrence F. Kruth, PE, AISC’s vice president of engineering and research. “You can view the entire Manual and search for keywords. It’s a valuable online resource for students and engineers in their day-to-day practice.”

Features include:

  • Access with your AISC username and password from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Completely web-based using HTML 5–no plug-ins or software to install
  • Embedded hyperlinks for references
  • Detailed table of contents
  • Fully text searchable
  • Reproduces the print edition exactly:
    • Tables appear in aligned, two-page spreads
    • Equations appear exactly as shown in the manual

The initial, one-year subscription for the digital edition costs $135 for members and $270 non-members. Renewal pricing is $25 for members and $50 for non-members. To obtain the 15th Edition Manual in digital or printed edition, or both, visit