Structural Bolting Handbook 2016

Structural Bolting Handbook 2016

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: Steel Structures Technology Center

: 1110000007326

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This 2016 edition of the Structural Bolting Handbook is based principally upon the June 2014 edition of the RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts, cited by the 2010 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 360-10). However, significant changes regarding structural bolting were implemented by the 2016 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 360-16) that are not addressed by the 2014 RCSC Specification, including:

  • an increase in STD bolt hole diameter and SSL and LSL slot width for bolts 1 inch diameter and above,
  • recognition of the new ASTM F3125 standard, which consolidates and replaces ASTM A325, A325M, A490, A490M, F1852 and F2280,
  • increased minimum bolt pretensions for A325 bolts of 1-1/8 inch diameter and greater, which also affects pre-installation verification testing, and
  • introduction of new AISC Group C bolts with 200 ksi tensile strength, ASTM F3043 and ASTM F3111


This Handbook has included information using both:

  • the 2010 AISC Specification with 2014 RCSC Specification provisions, and
  • the 2016 AISC Specification provisions with appropriate updated information, where possible, for use until such time as the RCSC Specification is updated.


A must for:

  • fabricators and erectors
  • ironworkers and fitters
  • inspectors
  • engineers and detailers


4″ by 8″ pocket-sized convenience, 144 pages

  • Step-by-step instructions for performing bolt installation using RCSC turn-of-the-nut, calibrated wrench, twist-off bolt and direct tension indicator methods
  • Step-by-step instructions for performing bolt installation of new 200 ksi ASTM F3043 and F3111 Grade 2 assemblies, ASTM F3148 TnA144 assemblies, and Squirter® DTIs
  • Step-by-step pre-installation tests for each method
  • Step-by-step inspection procedures for each method
  • Step-by-step arbitration of disputes procedure
  • AASHTO / FHWA rotational capacity test procedures
  • Bolted joint descriptions
  • Snug-tight joint acceptance criteria
  • Bolt, nut and washer product identification markings
  • Manufacturer mark and source information
  • Torque estimation tables
  • Installation wrench selection tables
  • Bolt length tables