Building Codes and Standards

The following links, from Corrugated Metals, provide quick access to the major U.S. building codes web sites plus a few dedicated to fire and electrical safety in the construction industry.

American With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Information and Technical Assistance on the ADA.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Represents members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and develops standards and codes that often are adopted by federal, state, and local governments.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
ASTM is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services. ASTM develops standard test methods, specifications, practices, guides, classifications, and terminology covering subjects such as metals, paints, plastics, textiles, petroleum, construction, energy, the environment, consumer products, medical services and devices, computerized systems, electronics, and many others. The site contains a consultants’ directory, the ANSI store, and information on quality assurance and training programs.

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
CSI provides technical information and products, continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows to enhance communication among all disciplines of nonresidential building design and construction and meet the industry’s need for a common system of organizing and presenting construction information.

International Code Council (ICC)
Non-profit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The founders of the ICC are Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI).

National Fire Protection Codes (NFPA)
Non-profit, member association provides fire, electrical, and life safety to the public. Developing and advocates scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST technology, measurements, and standards help U.S. industry invent and manufacture superior products reliably, ensure a fair marketplace for consumers and businesses, and promote acceptance of U.S. products in foreign markets.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)
Independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization.

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