Suggested Reading List and Resources

List of recommended reading for project managers, estimators, detailers, fabricators, erectors, designers and other personnel in the structural steel and miscellaneous metals industry. Many of these are must read if you work in the structural steel and miscellaneous metals industry as a fabricator or erector. You don’t know what you don’t know until you read these. The information contained here will keep you out of trouble and help with conflict resolution between subcontractors, general contractors, design engineers and inspectors.

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General Knowledge

  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Detailing for Steel Construction (applicable for all metals)
  • Welding Symbols on Drawings (Publisher) (Amazon)
  • Constructability Implementation Guide by Construction Industry Institute
  • OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926 Subpart R – Steel Erection (OSHA, 2001)
  • ACEC CASE 962-D A Guideline Addressing Coordination and Completeness of Structural Construction Documents

Structural Steel


Miscellaneous Metals

Technical and Engineering

  • Design Guide 27 for Structural Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum Design Guide
  • ASTM A123/A123M Standard Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products
  • ASTM A384/A384M Practice for Safeguarding Against Warpage and Distortion During Hot-Dip Galvanizing of Steel Assemblies
  • ASTM A385 Practice for Providing High-Quality Zinc Coatings (Hot-Dip)
  • The Inspection of Products to be Hot-Dip Galvanized After Fabrication (by American Galvanizers Association)
  • Process Industry Practices Standards and Design Criteria

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