The 2009 AWS D1.8/D1.8M: Structural Welding Code - Seismic Supplement supplements the requirements of AWS D1.1/D1.1M, Structural Welding Code -- Steel. The 2009 AWS D1.8/D1.8M: Structural Welding Code - Seismic Supplement is intended to be applicable to welded joints in Seismic Force Resisting Systems designed in accordance with the AISC Seismic Provisions.
Clauses 1-7 constitute a body of rules for the regulation of welding in Seismic Force Resisting Systems. There are seven mandatory annexes in this code. A commentary of the code is included with the document.