Structural Steel Inspector’s Workbook — 2014

Structural Steel Inspectors Workbook 2014 front coverThe 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 examinations. 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 and evaluation.

$44.00 per copy.

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The Workbook contains 21 chapters:


  1. International Building Code (2009, 2012, 2015)
  2. Model Program for Special Inspection
  3. Special Inspection Manual
  4. Terms and Definitions
  5. Structural Steel Materials
  6. Steel Fabrication
  7. Steel Erection
  8. Bolting Materials and Joints
  9. Bolt Installation and Inspection
  10. Welding Processes and Filler Metals
  11. Welded Connections
  12. Welding Prequalification and Qualification
  13. Welded Fabrication
  14. Welding Inspection
  15. Stud Welding
  16. Sheet Steel Welding
  17. Reinforcing Steel Welding
  18. Welding Symbols
  19. Steel Bar Joists and Joist Girders
  20. Steel Floor and Roof Decks
  21. Wind and Seismic Construction

The Workbook draws questions from the following references:

International Code Council

International Building Code (2009, 2012, 2015)

Model Program for Special Inspection (2012)

Special Inspection Manual (2012)

American Institute of Steel Construction

Specification 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 – Reinforcing 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 Joists and Joist Girders, 43rd Edition (2010)