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Engineering: Codes, Specifications, and Standards

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Codes, Specifications, and Standards

Annual Book of ASTM Standards

A collection of widely-recognized voluntary standards for materials and products. A new edition is published annually, as new standards are developed and existing ones are revised. We have online access to the current versions of the standards through the ASTM Compass database. After clicking the link above, you must accept the license agreement before accessing the resource. Once in the digital library, you can browse or search for needed standards.

IEEE Standards

The IEEE Standards Association develops global industry standards in a broad-range of industries, such as power and energy; information technology; telecommunications; transportation; medical and healthcare; and nanotechnology. Our access is to active, archived, and withdrawn standards.

International Code Council

The current edition and previous editions back to 2009 of the ICC code volumes are freely viewable here (no downloading). Available volumes include International Building Code, International Existing Building Code, International Property Maintenance Code, International Residential Code, International Fire Code, International Plumbing Code, International Sewage Disposal Code, International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Energy Conservation Code, ICC Performance Code, International Wildlife Urban Interface Code, and International Zoning Code.

National Fire Protection Association

The NFPA develops and publishes more than 300 consensus codes and standards -- including the National Electrical Code, the Fire Code, the Building Construction and Safety Code, and the Building Energy Code -- many of which are adopted at the state and local level. These codes and standards are made freely available online in read-only format. To view them, go to the NFPA free access page and follow the instructions "to review codes and standards online." [Note: You will be asked to create a profile and sign in to access the documents.]

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