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General Requirements When members are specifically designated as Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel or AESS in the Contract Documents, the requirements in Sections 1 through 9 shall apply as modified in Section 10. AESS members or components shall be fabricated and erected with the care and dimensional tolerances that are stipulated in Sections 10.2 through 10.4. The following additional information shall be provided in the Contract Documents when AESS is specified: (a) Specific identification of members or components that are AESS; (b) Fabrication and/or erection tolerances that are to be more restrictive than provided for in this Section, if any; and, (c) Requirements, if any, of a mock-up panel or components for inspection and acceptance standards prior to the start of fabrication. Commentary: This Section of this Code defines additional requirements that apply only to members that are specifically designated by the Contract Documents as Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS). The rapidly increasing use of exposed Structural Steel as a medium of architectural expression has given rise to a demand for closer dimensional tolerances and smoother finished surfaces than required for ordinary Structural Steel framing. This Section of this Code establishes standards for these requirements that take into account both the desired finished appearance and the abilities of the fabrication shop to produce the desired product. It should be pointed out that the term Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS), as covered in this Section, must be specified in the Contract Documents if the Fabricator is required to meet the fabricating standards in this Section, and applies only to that portion of the Structural Steel so identified. AESS requirements usually involve significant cost in excess of that for Structural Steel that is fabricated in the absence of an AESS requirement. Therefore, the designation AESS should be applied rationally, with visual acceptance criteria that are appropriate for the distance at which the exposed element will be viewed in the completed structure. In order to avoid misunderstandings and to hold costs to a minimum, only those Structural Steel surfaces and Connections that will remain exposed and subject to normal view by pedestrians or occupants of the completed structure should be designated as AESS. 10.2. Fabrication

10.2.1. The permissible tolerances for out-of-square or out-of-parallel, depth, width and symmetry of rolled shapes shall be as specified in ASTM A6/A6M. Unless Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges, March 18, 2005 AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION