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Structural Steel Inspector's Workbook, 2014 Edition

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Front Matter (Title Page, TOC, Preface and Forward)

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The Structural Steel Inspector’s Workbook, 2014 edition, is written by Bob Shaw of the SSTC and published jointly by the SSTC and the International Code Council. This workbook can be used as a training tool or study guide for structural steel building inspectors, especially for those preparing to take the S1 and/or S2 Special Inspector certification examination. It may also be used as test material to evaluate the knowledge and skills of structural steel inspectors. The workbook contains key points for each section, multiple choice questions, and an answer key at the back with the specific code provision citation. Approximately 400 questions are prepared for study evaluation.


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The Workbook draws questions from the following references:

International Code Council

  • International Building Code (2009, 2012)
  • Model Program for Special Inspection (2012)
  • Special Inspection Manual (2012)

American Institute of Steel Construction

  • Specifications for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 360, 2010)
  • Steel Construction Manual (14th Edition, 2011)
  • Code of Standard Practice (AISC 303, 2010)
  • Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 341, 2010)

Research Council on Structural Connections

  • Specification for Structural Joints Using High Strength Bolts (2009)

American Welding Society

  • Structural Welding Code – Steel (D1.1:2010, also applicable to 2008)
  • Structural Welding Code – Reinforced Steel (D1.4:2011, also applicable to 2005)
  • Structural Welding Code – Sheet Steel (D1.3:2008)
  • Structural Welding Code – Seismic Supplement (D1.8:2009)
  • Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing and Nondestructive Examination (A2.4:2012, also applicable to 2007)

 Steel Deck Institute

  • Standard for Quality Control and Quality Assurance for Installation of Steel Deck (QA/QC-2011)
  • Standard for Steel Roof Deck (RD-2010)
  • Standard for Composite Steel Floor Deck-Slabs (C-2011)
  • Standard for Non-Composite Steel Floor Deck (NC-2010)

 Steel Joist Institute

  • Standard Specifications and Load and Weight Tables for Steel Joist and Joist Girders, 43rd Edition (2010)