16 August 2017
We finished a quick pass at the update to the BGSCM 15th edition!
We'd like to think that we caught all the changes. Given the speed
of the update, however, it is likely that we missed something.
Please report any errors or oversights or typos via the link to
report problems, found on each page. Thank you for your patience.
At this point, there are no immediate plans for a hard copy,
however, let us know (at
firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have an opinion on the subject.
There are still hard copies of the BGSCM 14th edition available,
though quantities are limited.
7 August 2017
For a variety of reasons, we missed our 1 August deadline for
the Steel Construction Manual 15th edition update. Sorry! We are
working on the update, but other pressing obligations mean that it
will not be completed for a couple of more weeks. We will post
chapters as they get done.
1 March 2017
The 15th Edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual will be
released this summer. This site will be updated to reflect the
manual by 1 August 2017
11 August 2011
The printer was faster than expected. We
now have copies of A Beginner's Guide to the Steel Construction
Manual (14th edition) available for sale. Buy your copy today
at the BGSE Store!
30 July 2011
We have now posted the web version of
A Beginner's Guide to
the Steel Construction Manual, 14th edition... probably the
first text out there on the subject. There have been a host of
small changes to the specification and we've significantly upgraded
several of the chapters. Check it out! Hard copies are
being printed right now and should be available in mid-August!
to climb with over 20,000 unique visitors each month for several months in a
row. The statistics are
30 March 2011
We've sold all copies of the Beginner's Guide to the Steel
Construction Manual. The text is being rewritten in preparation for
the release of the 14th edition of the Steel Construction Manual
later this summer. Hard copies of the new text should be
available by 1 September 2011
1 October 2009
We now have a new batch of hard copies of a Beginner's Guide to
the Steel Construction Manual in! It has been updated with changes
to the site through August 2009. Check it out in the
24 August 2009
We're about out of the first printing of A Beginner's Guide to
the Steel Construction Manual and are planning another print run.
The new printing will include the refinements made to the website
over the past year.
9 January 2009
The hard copies of A Beginner's Guide to the Steel
Construction Manual have been reduced in price. Check it out in
15 August 2008
The hard copies of the BG to the Steel
Construction Manual are now available! Check it out in the
1 August 2008
After a long summer of extensive editing and additions, this site
now has many upgrades.
A newly updated version of the BG to the Steel Construction Manual is
done! This is now a viable text and will be available in hard copy by the
end of August 2008.
There has also been additions to the BG
to Structural Mechanics and Analysis. Check it out.
The focus this fall will be to complete
the rough draft of the BG to ASCE-7
16 May 2008
Well... the academic season is over and time to get back to work on
this site. Please feel free to send suggestions for improvement as
this is the time to implement them! Note that new
usage statistics have been posted on their
Be aware that this website is hosted on a home-based computer. Occasionally it will go down when
the power goes off (happens a fair amount in the winter for up to 3 days at a shot) or my ISP decides to
assign a new IP address (happens every few months). If and when a
sponsor or two comes on board, the site will be moved to a more stable