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Steel Detailing / Re: AISC Standardised Structural Connections Manual
« Last post by ALLAN on May 20, 2016, 01:59:14 AM »
I have used this in the past for a Job in LA and Guam, But it will never work for Australian projects. The load combinations show are they in Kips? Metric countries use the SI unit of KiloNewtons.

Also to consider is no Australian Standard for NCC publication would make reference to an American document.
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Steel Detailing / AISC Standardised Structural Connections Manual
« Last post by lamensterms on May 16, 2016, 02:00:30 AM »

I've got a general note on some structural design drawings: 

Connections not specifically detailed shall be in accordance with the appropriate connections detailed in the AISC Standardised Structural Connections Manual.

A few questions:

What is the "AISC Standardised Structural Connections Manual"?

Is that the accurate title of the document?

Is it right for an Australian engineer to be referencing American standards?

Is there an Australian equivalent?

Thanks for any help.
Steel Detailing / Re: Steel Detailing Estimating Manhours...
« Last post by lamensterms on April 19, 2016, 08:08:22 AM »
Oh awesome... that is exactly what I was looking for, thanks Allan.

Never even knew such a website existed - that will come in very handy.

Here is the excerpt I was referring to, originally posted by Garry.

0 to 30 kg/m Sections -10 hrs/ton
31 to 50 kg/m Sections - 7 hrs/ton
51 to 60 kg/m Sections - 5 hrs/ton
61 + kg/m Sections - 2 hrs/ton

And this one from WAI:

Avg. kg/m^3 ................. h/t
> 80 ........................... 4
70 - 80 ........................ 5
60 - 70 ........................ 6.25
50 - 60 ........................ 7.25
40 - 50 ........................ 8.5
30 - 40 ........................ 9.5
20 - 30 ........................ 10.75
10 - 20 ........................ 11.75
0 - 10 ......................... 13

Thanks Allan.
Steel Detailing / Re: Steel Detailing Estimating Manhours...
« Last post by ALLAN on April 18, 2016, 11:54:35 PM »
I found this link in the wayback machine:

You may be able to cut and paste the relevant sections to a new thread.
Mechanical Drafting / MECHANICAL SYMBOL
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How can i get mechanical symbol from this web?
Steel Detailing / Re: Steel Detailing Estimating Manhours...
« Last post by lamensterms on April 17, 2016, 06:40:27 AM »
Thanks for the reply Allan. Shame the old forums are lost.

I can't remember the specifics of the old estimating thread. But there was one post in particular that has some really good information. It broke down hour estimates per tonne for light, medium and heavy steelwork. I remember seeing it a while ago, and have just lately taken a greater interest in estimating. Unfortunately I did not absorb all the info the first time around.

It might have been the user WAI who posted the original. So if it were at all possible to invite them to the new forum, to share their expertise... That would be awesome.

Thanks Allan.

Ps: looks like the CAPTCHA is not required for this new post. Spam is nasty, glad to have proven my legitimacy as a human haha.
Steel Detailing / Re: Steel Detailing Estimating Manhours...
« Last post by ALLAN on April 15, 2016, 10:08:52 AM »
All the old forum was lost. Sorry I am a drafter not a programmer. Can you start the spirit of those cool threads again?

The CAPTCHA should only be there for one or two posts, once you get active you can post easier. spam is a massive issue, it has cost me hundreds of hours work in the past trying to deal with it. This forum has a lot more controls at the back end to deal with this.
Steel Detailing / Steel Detailing Estimating Manhours...
« Last post by lamensterms on April 14, 2016, 11:59:01 PM »
In the old forum three was a good thread discussing estimating hours for steel detailing. Just wondering if it is possible to resurrect that old thread, or is there access to the archive forum or anything?


Ps: I think requiring a CAPTCHA for every post is a bit excessive, a lot of the time the CAPTCHA image is rather illegible and is a bit inconvenient.
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