A Beginner's Guide to the Steel Construction Manual, 15th ed.

by T. Bart Quimby, P.E., Ph.D.

2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2017 T. Bartlett Quimby


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1. Introduction
2. Materials
3. Tension Members
4. Bolted Connections
5. Welded Connections
6. Buckling Concepts
7. Concentrically Loaded Compression Members
8. Bending Members
9. Combined Bending and Axial Force
10. Composite Beams
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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 quimbyassoc@gmail.com) if you have an opinion on the subject.

7 August 2017
We are currently working on updating the BGSCM 14th edition to include the changes found in the SCM 15th edition. Chapters will be posted as they are completed.