AISI Seeks New Members for its Seismic Design Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 10, 2010 – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) is seeking experts on seismic design and the analysis of cold-formed steel structural systems to participate on its Seismic Design Subcommittee. Formed in 1995, the Subcommittee was responsible for developing and publishing the first edition of AISI S110, Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems—Special Bolted Moment Frames, in 2008.

The Standard addresses the design and construction of cold-formed steel seismic force-resisting systems (SFRS) in buildings and other structures, with a focus on the special bolted moment frame (CFS-SBMF) system. Cold-formed steel special bolted moment frames have been widely used in industrial platforms, but the system is suitable for a broad range of construction applications.

New Seismic Design Subcommittee members will be expected to provide input on expanding the Standard to address: 1) the fundamental behavior of cold-formed steel structures under seismic loads, and 2) specific seismic applications of cold-formed steel structures. Seismic Design Subcommittee participation is voluntary, with meetings usually held twice per year. For more information, please contact Helen Chen, Ph.D., P.E., AISI’s manager of construction standards development, at

AISI’s codes and standards work is conducted under the Construction Market Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI. The SMDI oversees the industry’s investment in advancing the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 23 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 138 associate and affiliate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI’s member companies represent approximately 75 percent of both U.S. and North American steel capacity. For more information, visit

Debbie Bennett
Manager, Communications
Construction Market
Steel Market Development Institute
Tel: 202.452.7179