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The 2020 Aluminum Design Manual is essential for all professionals who work with aluminum in structural applications, this comprehensive, up-to-date resource includes:
  • The Specification for Aluminum Structures, which contains new provisions for block shear, pull-out strength of screws in screw chases, weld-affected strengths, post-weld heat treated strengths, new alloy-tempers, and flanges and webs with concentrated forces
  • The Commentary to the Specification for Aluminum Structures, with background and references for specification provisions
  • A Design Guide, addressing aluminum structural design codes, aluminum composite material, adhesive bonded joints, extrusion design, corrosion, fire protection, and sustainability
  • Material Properties, which describes the wrought and cast alloy and temper designation systems and provides comparative characteristics, typical physical properties, and densities of common aluminum alloys
  • Section Properties for common aluminum channels, I-shapes, angles, tees, zees, square, rectangular, and round tube, roofing and siding, and pipe
  • Design Aids, including 48 allowable stress tables for common alloy-tempers, load span tables for Aluminum Association channels and I-shapes, grating (new), tread plate, and roofing and siding
  • Illustrative Examples, with 31 design examples of use of the Specification for Aluminum Structures
  • Guidelines for Aluminum Sheet Metal Work in Building Construction
  • A new Code of Standard Practice for Fabricating and Erecting Structural Aluminum, which provides a common understanding of acceptable standards when contracting for structural aluminum.
  • Hard copies include a QR code with a link to a spreadsheet containing section property

Document History

  1. AA ADM-2020


    Aluminum Design Manual, 2020 Edition

    • Most Recent
  2. AA ADM-2015

    Aluminum Design Manual, 2015 Edition

    • Historical Version
  3. AA ADM-1

    Aluminum Design Manual, 2010 Edition

    • Historical Version
  4. AA ADM-1

    Aluminum Design Manual, 2005

    • Historical Version