Publications

AMP technical publications and manuals are available for download or purchase here.  For those only available in hard copy, simply complete and submit the order form.  We will be pleased to process your order and ship your purchase via United Parcel Service (street address required; no PO boxes, thank you). Please allow 1 week to ten days for delivery. For special shipping arrangements, contact NAAMM by phone at 630-942-6591.

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  1. Metal Finishes Manual

    Metal Finishes Manual

    • 2006
    • AMP 500-06

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    Provides classification designation and recommended specifications for finishes applicable to architectural metals; introduction section plus sections on finishes for aluminum, the copper alloys, stainless steel, carbon steel and iron, and applied coatings. (AMP 500-06)

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  2. Metal Stairs Manual

    Metal Stairs Manual

    • 1992
    • AMP 510-92

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    Photographs, details and specifications of all types of architectural metal stairs and stair components, ranging from strictly functional service stairs to elaborate ornamental stairs; includes load tables and dimensional guides. (AMP 510-92)

  3. Pipe Railing Systems Manual

    Pipe Railing Systems Manual

    • 2012
    • AMP 521-01 (R2012)

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    A guide for design professionals, the construction industry and the suppliers of railings featuring up-to-date data on the materials appropriate for use in modern pipe railings, graphic representations of some of the more commonly used construction details, recommendations for their proper structural design under current regulations, advice concerning their installation and anchorage, and guidelines for specifying them. (ANSI/NAAMM AMP 521-01)

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  4. Code of Standard Practice For the Architectural Metal Industry

    Code of Standard Practice For the Architectural Metal Industry

    • 1992
    • AMP 555-92

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    This Code defines commonly accepted industry practices in the use of architectural metals, which is an all encompassing category, including metal fabrications, ornamental metals, miscellaneous iron, sheet metal fabrications, expansion joint cover assemblies, and numerous other metal products. It will provide guidance from design through construction and should produce economical and efficient benefits, including use of design time, materials and labor, for all parties to the contract. In preparing contract documents, this Code may be incorporated by reference and may be used in the interpretation of contracts. (AMP 555-92) 

  5. Guide Specifications For Design of Metal Flagpoles

    Guide Specifications For Design of Metal Flagpoles

    • 2007
    • FP 1001-07

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    A comprehensive guide for determining the wind pressure of flagpoles, flag loading, bending moments, shear forces and torsional movements on pole, stress analysis and the calculation procedures for each. And there's an appendix of sample calculations to use for review. (ANSI/ NAAMM FP 1001-07) (and receive the Metal Flag Pole Manual Free)

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  6. Metal Flagpole Manual

    Metal Flagpole Manual

    • 1980
    • FP 1980

    Metal Flagpole Manual (FP 1980) - No longer available for download or purchase. To be part of the revision process, contact NAAMM.