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Standards and Specifications Collection: Standards/Specifications Organizations

Describes the standards and specifications collection at Linda Hall Library. Explains how the collection can be used by both local and remote users.

Standards and Specifications Issuing Organizations

  • AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials)
  • ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council)
  • ACI (American Concrete Institute)
  • AIA (Aerospace Industries Association; NAS/National Aerospace Standards)
  • ANS (American Nuclear Society)
  • ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
  • AOCS (American Oil Chemists' Society)
  • API (American Petroleum Institute)
  • AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association)
  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers)
  • ASM International (Alloy Digest)
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials)
  • AWS (American Welding Society)
  • AWWA (American Water Works Association)
  • BOCA (Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc.).  Archival standards only, for current building related standards please see ICC).
  • ICBO (International Council of Building Officials) Archival standards only, for current building related standards please see ICC).
  • ICC (International Code Council)
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
  • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers:  AMS Standards)
  • UL (Underwriters Laboratories; Directories and Standards)

Standards and Specifications Providers

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