STANDARDS ACTION REPORT
2020 EDITION OF THE “ALUMINUM DESIGN MANUAL” PUBLISHED
The 2020 edition of the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Design Manual (ADM) is published. This 6th edition of the Manual is a key resource for engineers, designers, detailers, and architects who use aluminum in the built environment. The International Building Code requires compliance with the ADM for aluminum construction.
The ADM contains nine parts:
The ADM is available in print and in digital download and may be ordered from the Aluminum Association online bookstore at www.aluminum.org/bookstore. The cost is $395 for members and $495 for non-members.
RECENT STANDARDS ACTIONS
The Aluminum Association completed registration of one (1) new alloy/temper E357-T6, Sand Casting. In addition, the association registered six (6) new AM and Powder Alloys designations 8A01.50, 8A02.50, 8A03.50 Powder and 8A01.160L, 8A02.60L and 8A03.60L Product.
Note: Tempers for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Products, both U.S. and Metric registered since the last edition of the Yellow and Tan Sheets are listed in the addenda of this publication. In addition, the registered aluminum alloy designations and chemical composition limits for Powders used for Powder Metallurgy (PM) and for Additive Manufacturing (AM) Feedstock and Products are available at http://www.aluminum.org/resources/industry-standards.
NEW PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT
Following is a list of new projects initiated since the last report, currently under review by The Aluminum Association’s Technical Committee on Product Standards. All parties that could be affected are welcome to comment on individual proposals:
Alloy and Temper Registrations and Revisions
Under Review by Technical Committee on Product Standards
|PN19-62||Request for Registration of a new Wrought Alloy “2077”|
|PN20-50||Request for Registration of a new Wrought Alloy “7048"|
|PS19-113||Combustibility of Aluminum Alloys|
|Subcommittee on Alloy and Temper Registrations||March 31, 2020|
|Technical Committee on Product Standards||April 1, 2020|
The majority of the Association’s standards activities are carried out by the Technical Committee on Product Standards (TCPS) in accordance with The Aluminum Association procedures governing these activities. Product Divisions may also form technical committees to work on specific standards that affect their products. For example, the Electrical Division has a Task Group of AA Representatives on National Electrical Code Panels.
To request a copy of a project or to discuss placing a representative on TCPS, contact John Weritz at firstname.lastname@example.org