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Architecture: Building Codes and Standards

Resources in support of the School of Architecture at Oklahoma State University.


Building codes & standards

ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Link provides standards in both pdf and html formats from the Department of Justice website.

ASTM Standards Online, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world. A source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Online access includes a basic subscription to active standards and to the Digital Library which provides full text access to symposia papers and to special technical publications.

International Code Council, A membership association that develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, that are  adopted by most cities, counties, and states. 

MADCAD, This online database contains more than 200 codebooks and standards, both building codes and guidelines to meet the codes. It provides easy access to cross-referenced collections of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire, and maintenance codes from BOCA, SBCCI, ICBO, ICC, and NFPA.