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Codes & Standards Organizations

The table below contains links to most of the major organizations involved in code-setting.

Public eCodes:
For online access to the codes themselves, click here:

U.S. Codes and Standards Developing Organizations

ACI American Concrete Institute
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction
AISI American Iron and Steel Institute
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers
ASTM American Society of Testing and Materials
CABO Council of American Building Officials
IAPMO International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
ICC International Code Council
NAHB National Association of Home Builders
NCMA National Concrete Masonry Association
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
PCA Portland Cement Association
UL Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

Professional Associations

ACEC American Consulting Engineers Council
AIA American Institute of Architects
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CMA Carl Mileff & Associates, Inc.
CRSI Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
GRI Gas Research Institute
Gypsum Association Gypsum Association
IAFC International Association of Fire Chiefs
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
NAFE National Academy of Forensic Engineers
NCMA National Concrete Masonry Association
NSF National Sanitation Foundation
NSPE The National Society of Professional Engineers
SEAOC Structural Engineers Association of California
SFPE Society of Fire Protection Engineers

U.S. Federal Agencies

ACCESS BOARD The U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
DOE The Department of Energy
EPA The US Environmental Protection Agency
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Web Locator The Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy
HUD The US Department of Housing and Urban Development
NCEER National Center of Earthquake Engineering Research
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PCCIP President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
PATH US DOE, HUD, DOC, FEMA, and EPA’s PATH Initiative
THOMAS Federal Legislative Information

International Codes and Standards Organizations

ANSI American National Standards Institute
Australia – SAA Australia. Standards Australia
BBRI The Belgian Building Research Institute
BRANZ The Building Research Association of New Zealand
BRE The Building Research Establishment Ltd. (UK)
BSB Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Canada)
CIE International Commission on Illumination
CIPH Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating
CSIR Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (South Africa)
CSIRO The Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
Canada – NR Canada. National Research Council
Canada – SCC Canada. Standards Council of Canada
Finland – SFS Finland. Finnish Standards Association
France – AFNOR France. Association Franuaise de Normalisation
Germany – DIN Germany. Deutsches Institut fur Normung
ICC International Code Council
IRC The Institute for Research Construction (Canada)
ISO International Organization for Standardization
Malaysia – SIRIM Malaysia. Standards and Industrial Research of Malaysia
NBI The Norwegian Building Research Institute
Netherlands – NNI Netherlands. Nederlands Normalisatie-instituut
Norway – NSA Norway. Norwegian Standards Association
OBOA Ontario Building Officials Association (Canada)
RAIC Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
SBI The Danish Building Research Institute
Solvenia – SMIS Slovenia. Standards and Metrology Institute
TACBOC Toronto Area Chief Building Officials Committee (Canada)
TNO TNO Building and Construction Research (Netherlands)
USA – NSSN USA – National Standards System Network