Aluminum Association Releases 2020 Edition of Aluminum Design Manual
Update Introduces Downloadable Spreadsheet
- Changes to the section on Specifications for Aluminum Structures, including new provisions for block shear, pull-out strength of screws in screw chases, weld-affected strengths, post-weld heat treated strengths, new alloy-tempers, and flanges and webs with concentrated forces.
- Addition of a “Code of Standard Practice” section – providing a common understanding of acceptable standards when contracting for structural aluminum.
- A separate Excel spreadsheet containing section property tables for common aluminum shapes including I-shapes, channels, angles, tees, zees, round and rectangular tube, pipe, and roofing and siding. The spreadsheet is bundled with all electronic copies, and hard copies will have a link to the spreadsheet on the Table of Contents page.