Lincoln Electric has launched a new one-stop resource center that is outfitted with tools for understanding and complying with the American Welding Society's (AWS) D1.8 Structural Welding Code for seismic welding applications.

The company said it created the new site to help structural fabricators, erectors, inspectors, specifying engineers and others involved in welding steel-framed structures in seismically active areas.

The online center includes Lincoln Electric's new D1.8 Seismic Supplement Welding Manual that is designed to assist welders with AWS D1.8 code details. The manual addresses welded connection details, materials selection and testing, fabrication and workmanship, and inspection issues.

The D1.8 Resource Center also showcases Lincoln Electric's portfolio of consumables that are designed to meet the AWS D1.8 and FEMA 353 requirements. The site includes D1.8 certification certificates for each consumable listed

The D1.8 Resource Center site is available at