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Selected Standards and Codes

A technical standard is an established norm or requirement. It is usually a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes and practices. Standards allow for interchangeability of parts, system interoperability, and they ensure quality, reliability and safety.

AASHTO LRFD bridge construction specifications : with 2010 and 2011 interim revisions. (3rd edition)

"This broadly recognized national standard to design and construct bridges has been revised to be consistent with its companion, the recently updated AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Among the revisions are improved testing and acceptance criteria, updated material references, and recommended guidelines for construction loads. Included in this electronic edition are the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Interim Revisions. Following each chapter the revisions are identified as well as linked throughout the entire book where available. See the "Interim Revisions 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 2015 and 2016" sections for a complete list of changes to each section."

Annual Book of ASTM Standards. Philadelphia, Pa.: American Society for Testing and Materials.

Active, historical, withdrawn, and Redlined ASTM standards are accessible via the ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL). Earlier editions - LOCATION: Library Annex (TA401 .A463). See DELCAT records for details of holdings for the following year ranges: 1939-1945 | 1946-1958 (gaps) | 1961 | 1964-1969 | 1970-2012 (gaps)

Compilation of ASTM Standard Definitions. Philadelphia, Pa.: American Society for Testing and Materials, 1994. - LOCATION: Morris Library Annex - (TA402 .C65). 

A compilation of definitions of terms used in the ASTM standards. Includes only those terms and definitions that appear in the various technical committees' terminology standards.

Architectural Graphic Standards. New York: John Wiley and Sons, [2016]. - LOCATION: Morris Library - Reference (Ref TH2031 .A84)

Compiled by the American Institute of Architects. A reference for building design and construction professionals.

ASABE Standards. St. Joseph, MI : American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Online access through ASABE Technical Library: for ASABE standards (2006-present) and for ASAE standards (1984-2005). ASAE standards in print available for year range 1985-1989 (gaps) - LOCATION: Morris Library (S671 .A37)

Guide specifications for highway construction. (10th edition)

"The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released a new 10th edition of its Guide. Developed by the AASHTO Committee on Construction, it offers guidance for developing transportation project contract specifications and is considered the national standard for best practices in highway and road construction. AASHTO noted that this "consensus-based" guide is used by states and local agencies as a standard requirement for roadway construction contracts and is a basis for those in developing their own construction specifications."

LRFD Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs Luminaires and Traffic Signals with 2017 2018 2019 and 2020 Interim Revisions (1st edition)"The 1st Edition of this book with 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Interim Revisions incorporates and builds upon the design specifications found in the Sixth Edition of Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals, which it supersedes. The specification includes current research on LRFD calibration, loads, and resistances plus relevant specifications from other AASHTO documents. Completely new sections on Fabrication, Construction, Inspection, and Asset Management based upon best practices have also been added."

Standard specifications for highway bridges. (17th edition)

"The Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges are intended to serve as a standard or guide for the preparation of State specifications and for reference by bridge engineers. Primarily, the specifications set forth minimum requirements nts which are consistent with current practice, and certain modifications may be necessary to suit local conditions. They apply to ordinary highway bridges and supplemental specifications may be required for unusual types and for bridges with spans longer than 500 feet. Specifications of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the American Welding Society, the American Wood Preservers Association, and the National Forest Products Association are referred to, or are recognized."

Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing and Provisional Standards (2019 Edition)

A code is a set of rules and specifications for the correct methods and materials used in a certain product, building or process. Codes can be approved by local, state or federal governments and can carry the force of law. The main purpose of codes is to protect the public by setting up the minimum acceptable level of safety for buildings, products and processes.

NOTE:  In 1994, Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI) merged to form the International Code Council (ICC) in order to develop a comprehensive set of building codes that would have no regional limitations: the International Codes (or I-Codes). The following BOCA code books can be found in the Morris Library collection, but they are not the latest editions.

BOCA National Property Maintenance Code - LOCATION: Morris Library (KF5701 .Z95 B85a - 5th ed. 1996). Superseded by 2018 International Property Maintenance Code® from International Code Council (ICC)

BOCA National Plumbing Code - LOCATION: Morris Library (KF5709 .B8 - 8th ed. 1990). Superseded by 2018 International Plumbing Code® from International Code Council (ICC)

BOCA National Energy Conservation Code - LOCATION: Morris Library (KF5701 .B78a - 7th ed. 1993). Superseded by 2018 International Energy Conservation Code® from International Code Council (ICC)

BOCA National Private Sewage Disposal Code - LOCATION: Morris Library (KF5709 .Z95 B85a - 3rd ed. 1993). Superseded by 2018 International Private Sewage Disposal Code® from International Code Council (ICC)

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