05 12 13 Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel

05 12 13 Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel


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10

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8.5" x 11"

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Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel

Use this section to specify architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) framing members.

 

This section should be edited by or under the supervision of the project’s structural consultant.

 

Structural steel framing may be concealed or exposed. Exposed framing typically conforms to “architecturally exposed steel” standards.  These include tighter tolerances, better welding, and other requirements that are not included in this section but can be added.

 

Associations:

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) 

 

Related Sections:

Standard steel framing, basic materials, and procedures are specified in Section 05 12 00 – Structural Steel Framing.

 

Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel

 

 

       
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