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Access Board (formerly Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board)
Contains Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities, Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards, information about revision of the ADA and Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines, summary of proposed rules, other guidelines, and status of guidelines and standards under development. Training posts schedule of training offered to firms, associations, agencies and other groups that must apply ADAAG requirements to new construction and alterations of buildings and facilities. Offers online courses in ADAAG for Building Elements Designed for Children's Use and ADAAG for State and Local Government Facilities. Publications include technical articles about research projects on guidelines and technical assistance materials; can download guidelines, standards, checklists, amendments, technical bulletins and reports. Links lists state accessibility code offices; provides titles of state access codes; online form and contact information for filing accessibility complaints.
Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association
information about accessibility products, with code references. Lists member contractors
Acoustical Society of America
Lists national and international acoustical standards for sale. Can download at no charge American National Standards on Acoustics, Acoustical Performance Guidelines for Schools, Classroom Acoustics I and II, articles from the current issue of Acoustics Research Letters Online.
Adaptive Environments Center
Resources includes articles on and links to ADA, accessibility, universal design and related resources; links to purchase handbooks. Provides universal design case studies, event listings, news.
Aerospace Industries Association – National Aerospace Standard
Library, Aerospace Standards available for sale are listed.
Air Barrier Association of America
Links to Massachusetts and Wisconsin commercial energy conservation codes, which incorporate air barrier requirements; lists common industry test standards.
Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
Standards Program lists standards and guidelines, which can be downloaded for free; provides overview of standards development, information on international standards development, links to U.S., international standards organizations. Environmental Advocacy includes information on national and international energy policy issues, energy efficiency, European Union's Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings, commercial building HVACR efficiency, minimum efficiency standards.
Air Movement and Control Association International
catalog of standards available for order.
Alabama Building Commission
Provides full text of Alabama State Building Code and administrative rules;
plan review submittal requirements; requirements based on project type; Building
Commission bulletins; online Manual of Procedures; online form to order a hard
copy; home inspector rules and forms.
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Science, Technology and Energy provides links to Alabama commercial and residential energy codes.
Alabama Department of Labor
Boiler, Pressure Vessel Safety Inspection Program provides statutes, rules, forms and FAQs. Elevator Inspection Program provides statutes, rules, license and permit applications; list of licensed inspection agencies; FAQs.
Alabama Department of Public Health
of Facilities Management provides health-care facility plan review rules, regulations;
process overview; submittal procedures; plan review fee regulations and fee calculator;
transmittal form. Includes fire resistive assembly matrix by construction type.
Contains article on principles of record-keeping for inspection and testing of
water-based fire protection systems; online form to submit questions about life
safety code, plan review and other technical services issues. Environmental Services
provides hotel plan review checklist; onsite sewage rules; solid waste collection
and transportation rules.
Alabama State Fire Marshal
archived Fire Marshal bulletins, regulations.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
Reference Materials includes construction inspection guidelines; list
of ICBO-certified inspectors; energy efficiency information and guidelines; compliance
regulations for Building Energy Efficiency Standard; and construction manuals.
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Occupational Licensing, State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors
Contains Building Officials' Reference Manual.
Alaska State Fire Marshal's Office
Contains fire and life safety regulations, information about plan review
and building permit processes, plan review application and application for fire
system design, installation and maintenance permit.
Alliance for Fire and Smoke Containment and Control
Provides "Balancing Active and Passive Fire Protection Systems in the Building Codes," "Maintaining Life Safety Effectiveness in the New Building Codes," more than 30 other technical papers, reports on fire protection and building codes issues; code news updates; position papers on sprinklers.
for sale the Aluminum Industry American National Standards, Aluminum Design Manual,
and technical manuals on the use of aluminum in building and construction.
American Architectural Manufacturers Association
Contains state code links; monthly Code Arena column since 2005; online store that sells standards for doors, windows, curtain walls, storefronts.
American Association of Retired Persons
Family, Home and Legal contains universal home design and accessibility resources, including overview of design principles; checklists and information sheets for bathrooms, doors, floors, kitchens, safety, lighting; links to related articles and Web sites.
American Bearing Manufacturers Association
downloadable list of standards; listing of members, meetings and conferences,
American Concrete Institute
Can download "Guidelines for Authorities and Responsibilities in Concrete Design and Construction." Subscribers can access Concrete International and ACI Manual of Concrete Practice online. Standardization Actions posts documents for public review. Offers seminars on building codes, changes in building codes.
American Fire Sprinkler Association
Lists National Fire Protection Association standards for sprinklers. Can download technical articles on fire safety and seismic issues; SprinklerAge newsletter; Legislative Review of Codes, Standards and Regulations.
American Gas Association
Codes and Standards contains downloadable fact sheets and reports on gas piping; building codes, standards for equipment. Contains National Fuel Gas Code ordering information, interpretations, errata; natural gas glossary.
American Gear Manufacturers Association
AGMA standards and information sheets, TC60 ISO standards, recently reaffirmed
and withdrawn standards available for purchase; provides ordering information.
American Industrial Hygiene Association
Standards provides information about activities and standards documents of the Ventilation Systems, Occupational Health and Safety Systems, and Respiratory Protection standards committees.
American Institute of Architects
AIA Bookstore offers codes, standards and design books for sale, including "Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities."
American Institute of Steel Construction
Steel Solutions Center provides standards and code FAQs; conference proceedings on codes and standards. Free Downloads contains specifications; design tools; codes, seismic provisions; AISC Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges; ASTM Standard Specification for General Requirements for Rolled Structural Steel Bars, Plates, Shapes and Sheet Piling; FEMA 350 and 353; LRFD specifications; "Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings." Includes searchable Connections Database. Bookstore offers Manual of Steel Construction, codes, standards, specifications, manuals and design guides for sale.
American Institute of Timber Construction
design standards, technical notes, manufacturing standards and technical papers;
some are available for sale, and others can be downloaded for free.
American Insurance Association
Bookstore offers for sale special reports on National Building Code and Fire Prevention Code; "Boiler and Pressure Vessel Laws and Regulations"; and "General Contractors' Manual."
American National Standards Institute
eStandards Store offers standards for sale; can browse collections of available standards from more than 70 standards developers. Government Affairs includes Federal Register Notices and significant laws, policies for download. News and Publications includes latest and archival issues of Standards Action status reports; information about domestic, international, USNC/IEC and ISO program activities; links to international and regional standards organizations; provides information about ANSI product and personnel accreditation programs; list of ANSI members and standards developers. Public Document Library provides standards documents, ANSI procedures, forms; information about ANSI research services; current and archived news releases on standards; job openings in standards and related fields. Standards Education Database lists standards-producing organizations, with links; provides information on education activities.
American Nuclear Society
Offers ANS standards for sale; contains technical resources; publications.
American Petroleum Institute
catalog of standards and ordering details; information about standards development;
listing of new standards. Industry professionals can submit technical inquiries
to be answered by API standards developers; can view answers to previous technical
inquiries. Links to member companies.
American Society for Nondestructive Testing
purchase Nondestructive Testing Handbook, standards and other technical publications
online; certification-related documents can be viewed free of charge or purchased
American Society for Testing and Materials
Includes searchable directories of testing laboratories, scientific and technical consultants, expert witnesses, equipment manufacturers; links to technical committees. Offers PE continuing education, technical, professional training courses; events calendar; information about statistical quality and assurance programs. Technical Committees lists Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action, which develops standards used in commercial real estate transactions, corrective actions, pollution prevention. Offers for sale standard guide for conducting baseline surveys for mold in commercial buildings. Standards offers standards, technical publications, journals, annual book of standards, online subscription packages for sale; can sign up for standards tracker. Provides ASTM technical committee directory and resources. Books and Journals includes online technical papers for a fee. Digital Library provides access to more than 1,000 books, 30,000 papers and 430,000 pages of information, available by subscription or for purchase and download. Journal of Cement, Concrete and Aggregates, Journal of ASTM International, Geotechnical Testing Journal, Journal of Composites Technology and Research, Journal of Forensic Sciences, and Journal of Testing and Evaluation contain tables of contents and past-issue databases that can be searched or browsed, with abstracts retrieved. Can view abstracts, purchase full text online. Magazines and Newsletters provides articles from current and archived issues of Standardization News and ASTM International News; RSS feed. Handbook of Standardization is available by keyword search.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Provides catalog of standards; list of standards in development; standards development tools; searchable technical library.
American Society of Civil Engineers
Codes and Standards Program provides information about activities of ASCE standards committees.
American Society of Healthcare Engineering
Codes and Standards provides information about codes related to design, operation of healthcare facilities; alerts and advisories. Products and Services includes Electronic Buyers' Guide to services and products; Online Store for publications on healthcare planning, design, construction.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Contains information about ASHRAE codes, standards and guidelines; standards-related guides, interpretations, addenda, errata; list of withdrawn standards; purposes and scopes; subject and numeric indexes. Can order standards online or download selected standards (some for members only).
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code users can receive addenda, interpretations, code case supplements; can download and print official copies of Code Cases that have been approved but not yet released in a printed Supplement. Contains "Introduction to ASME Codes and Standards" for engineering students; offers building code short courses. Conformity Assessment Accreditation Programs lists authorized agencies and laboratories; provides application forms. Contains "Introduction to ASME Codes and Standards" for engineering students. Offers online codes and standards training. Invites volunteer technical experts to develop, promulgate and maintain ASME Codes and Standards. Provides information about standards research, projects, RFPs. Codes and Standards contains codes, standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, recently published standards; public review proposals, with order information.
Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page
(Department of Justice)
Provides technical assistance manuals and design guides; ADA Enforcement Status Reports and settlements; information about filing complaints and Civil Litigation Monitoring Program; case reporting form; links to other federal agencies that provide ADA information online; "Common ADA Errors and Omissions in New Construction and Alterations"; checklists for existing, child-care and new lodging facilities; memos on accessible stadiums and parking facilities; business technical assistance manual, compliance checklists, briefings. Includes publications and resources for state and local governments, including accessibility requirements certification. Provides full text of ADA Standards for Accessible Design; ADA statute, standards, new and proposed regulations; information about ADA Mediation Program. ADA Business Connection provides online course, videos, publications, business briefs, Business Tax Incentive Packet, ADA Guide for Small Businesses, checklist for existing business facilities, business regulations.
American Water Works Association
Sells downloadable standards, manuals and AWWA conference papers, with a discount price for members. Provides resource information for water supply professionals, including Water Infrastructure Security Guidance.
American Welding Society
Can purchase Bridge Welding Code, Welding Handbook, and other codes and standards; can view code errata.
American Wood Council
Offers free downloadable "Code Conforming Wood Design" software demo; free
code publications; codes for sale; code advice by region; information on code-related
meetings. Lists code acceptance of AWC wood design manuals and specifications.
Offers free online courses on Designing with National Design Specification for
Wood Construction; LRFD Manual for Engineered Wood Construction; Wood Frame Construction
Manual; building code and wood design courses and seminars; wood as a building
material courses; and wood design and detailing courses. Lists code experts.
American Wood Preservers' Association
Lists AWPA standards; provides links to buy AWPA standards.
APA – Engineered Wood Association
code evaluation reports on engineered wood products. Offers "Design Solutions
with Engineered Wood" technical seminar for code officials and other building
Architectural Precast Association
Industry Standards for Architectural Precast Concrete.
Architectural Woodwork Institute
Can download quality standards free of charge.
Can order standards publications online.
Arizona Department of Commerce
Energy Office provides overviews of state energy codes; local mandatory energy codes; code review and recommendations; energy policy updates and statistics.
Arizona Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety
Office of the State Fire Marshal provides engineering plan review form. Office of Manufactured Housing provides plan review, installation permit and rehabilitation permit forms.
Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities
Provides information about implementation and compliance with the federal
and state disabilities laws.
Arizona School Facilities Board
school design standards and guidelines.
Arkansas Department of Labor
Elevator Safety Division includes orders; provides elevator safety rules and regulations. Boiler Inspection Division contains information on inspections and licenses to operate, repair, sell, install boilers.
Arkansas Energy Office
Residential contains Arkansas Energy Code; energy code links; directory of state construction code agencies; Energy Performance Evaluation of new home construction in Arkansas; climate zone compliance tools.
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
Provides Florida Building Code requirements for asphalt shingle attachment; "New Wind Standards for Asphalt Shingles."
Associated Air Balance Council
of independent test and balance agencies for commercial HVAC systems. Can sample commissioning specifications; can order
standards and other publications online. Provides information about testing services;
test-and-balance engineer and technician certification; member listings.
Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
Contains technical standards, codes for public and private pools and spas. Government Relations includes "Latest ADA Recommendations for Pools and Spas."
Australian Building Codes Board
Documents contains issues of the Australian Building Regulation Bulletin since 1997; Building Code of Australia amendments and releases; certificates of conformity; disability standards; energy standards and documents; building surveyor and certifier accreditation documents; and energy education documents. Offers building codes and construction books for sale; links to new documents and publications.
Automatic Fire Alarm Association
Can sign up for seminars for fire alarm system testers, inspectors, designers; subscribe to participate in association discussion list; order NFPA manuals, codes and forms; take courses online; view Code Alert comments on NFPA proposals.
Can search database of standards from DIN (German Institute for Standardization), international organizations and U.S. sources. Offers for sale online German Construction Contract Procedures and DIN Handbooks on steel pipelines, iron and steel, mechanical engineering, fasteners and welding.
Big Builder Online
Resources provides updates and changes to building codes; links to code-writing organizations.
Brick Industry Association (formerly Brick Institute of America)
Building Codes discusses building code issues affecting
the brick industry.
British Standards Institutions
users can browse British Standards Online store by standard number, keyword, title,
dates, other criteria; can order standards online.
Can order print copies of uniform codes, California Title 24 codes, and design
and standards publications.
Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute for Standards and Technology
Research facility of the National Institute for Standards and Technology studying building materials; computer-integrated construction practices; fire science and fire safety engineering; structural, mechanical and environmental engineering. Develops measurements, test methods, performance criteria, technical data that are incorporated into building and fire codes, standards. Provides information about standards activities by ACI, AISC, ASCE, ASHRAE, ASTM and other standards-development organizations. Publications includes database of document abstracts and complete publications produced by or for BFRL since 1993, searchable by author, title or keyword. Research Areas profiles projects involving building performance, fire loss reduction, high performance construction materials and systems. Ask the Expert allows visitors to ask technical questions online. Building Environment Division provides information about research activities involving building performance, indoor air quality, HVACR equipment performance, mechanical systems and controls; Computer-Integrated Building Processes Group.
Building Commissioning Association
Resources includes commissioning process templates available to registered visitors; building commissioning forum; study on cost-effectiveness of commissioning commercial buildings; and "Commissioning for Buildings" white paper.
Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA): See, International Code Council
(National Building Code, National Fire Prevention Code, National Mechanical Code)
Building Owners and Managers Association International
position papers, talking points and information about BOMA's
position and activities related to building codes and standards.
Lists technical and regulatory publications on construction,
ADA, facility management and standards available for purchase
online. Includes listings of training opportunities
Building Seismic Safety Council
Contains full-text "NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic
Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures" (FEMA
302, 303, 368, 369, 450). Includes list of current project
titles, descriptions of council's publications and online
order form for publications. Can request technical
assistance on a BSSC project online.
Bureau of Reclamation
Seismic Safety Program includes technical bulletins and
guidelines; offers training seminars and publications for
order on rehabilitation of nonstructural hazards.
Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers' Association
Standards lists American National Standards Institute/BIFMA safety and performance standards; provides online order form. Can download textile characteristics standard, quality system standard, ergonomic guidelines.
Cable Tray Institute
technical bulletins and National Electrical Code updates; links to standards and
installation guidelines available for download (from NEMA Web site) or for purchase.
California Building Officials (CALBO)
Non-profit organization dedicated to legislative advocacy, education and code development. Resources provides updates on California code issues in the Legislature; information about California code credential program offered by the California Building Officials Training Institute; job listings; news; ADA publications for sale; model ordinance on emergency preparedness placarding; standard plan sets. Resources, Contact Library includes links to code organizations, codes, professional boards, updates on bills, industry associations.
California Building Standards Commission
Reviews and approves building standards adopted by state agencies and publishes them in the State Building Standards Code (Title 24, California Code of Regulations). Provides full text of building standards bulletins, policy resolutions and CBSC administrative regulations (Title 24, Part 1); approved and proposed standards changes and model code adoption; emergency standards; code adoption cycle; guidelines on filing petitions and appeals; state agency contacts for code questions and interpretations; list of depository libraries with copies of Title 24 and list of purchase sources for the code; commission meeting schedule; and full text of current and back issues of commission newsletter and bulletins.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Contains Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Area Building Standards; information on fire hazard severity zones; code FAQs; code training schedule; zone maps; guides for fire hazard zoning, fire prevention, property inspection; fire safety building material listings and database; information on regulatory process.
California Department of Housing and Community Development
Division of Codes and Standards provides forms, regulatory documents, laws, regulations for manufactured and factory-built housing; information on construction, use, maintenance, occupancy of mobile home and special occupancy parks. Includes information about Code Enforcement Grant Program, which provides financial grants to cities and counties to improve their building code enforcement activities.
California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Division of Occupational Safety and Health provides pressure vessel laws and unit contacts. Elevator, Ride and Tramway Unit includes certification, variance and other forms; district office list; Elevator Safety Code; approved device list.
California Division of the State Architect
(California Department of General Services)
Includes information on access compliance fee; building code changes, including access compliance and structural safety notices; forms; online tracking system for DSA projects; school construction inspector certification information, forms, documents, seminar schedule; list of certified inspectors; project submittal and plan review process overview and guidelines. Universal Design page contains California Access Compliance Reference Manual and California Access Compliance draft checklists. State Historical Building Safety Board contains California Historical Building Code. Includes Division of the State Architect Interpretations of Regulations Manual.
California Energy Commission
Provides full text of energy efficiency standards for residential and non-residential
buildings (Title 24, Part 6, California Code of Regulations); standards, manuals;
and forms. Offers free compliance hotline.
California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Facilities Development Department lists pre-approved fixed hospital equipment anchorages and provides pre-approval information and application. Includes information about OSHPD hospital inspector certification and re-certification; schedule of certification exams and re-certification seminars; application forms; and list of certified inspectors. Seismic Retrofit Program provides hospital seismic performance ratings; list of hospital requests for extensions to seismic safety deadlines; Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act; regulations; and application for extension/delay in compliance. Provides Hospital Building Safety Board appeal procedures, member list and meeting schedule. Includes Model Code Evaluation final report, with attachments. Includes OSHPD administrative regulations; public use, project, fire and life safety forms; standard plan-checking comments.
California Office of the State Fire Marshal
Contains regulations, code development documents and proposed rulemaking; code interpretations; plan review application; fire/life safety inspection report form; pipeline safety mapping status, documents and regulations; and information bulletins. Fire Engineering Division includes Quality Informational Guide for Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems; information about fire prevention and inspection; and building materials listings and application. Fire Safe Planning Program includes Fire Hazard Zoning Field Guide, Industrial Operations Field Guide, Power Line Fire Prevention Field Guide, Property Inspection Guide, Railroad Fire Prevention Field Guide, Structural Fire Prevention Field Guide and Local Adoptions of Fire Safe Standards.
Canadian Codes Centre
Can order national building codes of Canada, code user guides and selected provincial codes; view errata, proposed changes and other documents. Codes and Guides contains link to Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, selected full-text documents available for downloading and complete list of Canadian codes, with links to content summaries and ordering information.
Canadian General Standards Board
notifications of standardization activities by number or action type; provides
draft documents for public review; lists recently published documents. Can order
standards online; lists withdrawn standards.
Canadian Standards Association, Construction Standards
Can browse lists of construction standards by section (building products, building systems, concrete, forest products, masonry, national construction codes, offshore structures, plumbing, structures, welding); view available standards, with scopes and order online. Provides information about standards development; downloadable endorsed and withdrawn standards; quarterly status report.
Canadian Wood Council
Fire Safety provides fire resistance ratings; information about fire test methods; flame spread ratings for wood products and wall coverings; fire safety definitions. Building Codes provides model code enforcement information by province; offers codes and standards for sale. Online Building Performance series addresses moisture, fire safety, termite control and other issues in wood-framed buildings. Includes code conformance and reference tools; code updates.
Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau
Codes and Testing includes information on building codes, fire safety, impact resistance, wind resistance.
Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers' Association
code information and standards for cellulose insulation.
CEN (European Committee for Standardization)
guide to finding European standards and other approved documents; links to national
member standards organizations; link to online standards catalog searchable by
industry classification and ICS code.
CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization)
Provides information about standards activities, development and publishing. Provides information about technical bodies.
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
Provides information on assistive technologies for home and workplace. Includes quick reference guides on living accommodations and computer accessibility; collection of bibliographic references and online documents on workplace accommodations and assistive technology; quarterly case study bulletins.
Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Lists combustibility building codes, standards, test methods by standard body, with information on obtaining copies; offers for sale American Society for Testing and Materials test standards for rigid, flexible polyurethane foam, thermoplastic polyurethane specifications.
Central Station Alarm Association
Provides standards, articles, glossary, directory of central stations.
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
Contains FAQs, NCCLS Quality Manual, standards development resources, project proposal form.
Provides condensed guides to the most commonly cited code violations encountered by building inspectors, contractors, homeowners that underline the main safety principles behind building codes. Can view sample pages and order building, plumbing, electrical, HVAC editions online. Offers code training seminars.
Colorado Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors
Provides ADA review exam and list of course providers. Library/Publications contains "Handbook for Building Officials," "Development and Building Review Process Guidelines."
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Division of Oil and Public Safety provides public school construction statutes and regulations; information about construction standards. Boiler Inspectors Section provides forms, notices, boiler database, inspection requirements, exemptions and fees.
Colorado Division of Fire Safety
Fire Suppression System Program provides contractor registration requirements, application, rules, statutes and draft legislation.
Provides energy efficiency and renewable energy information; map of state energy codes by county; Built Green program checklist; list of participating green builders, suppliers and subcontractors by product or service type; and certified energy raters. E-Star energy rating program provides energy code, builder and code official resources. Includes Residential Energy Code Analysis Group final report and session notices. Energy Directory lists energy-efficient builders, architects and designers. Energy Professional's Corner provides data tables for R-Value, air infiltration estimation, heating fuel BTU, air conditioner SEER value, heating system efficiency and window air leakage. Tips for Builders, Designers and Architects provides Builder's Guide to Energy Efficient Home Construction; Evaluation of New Home Energy Efficiency report; and links to Sustainable Design Resource Guide and House Design Recommendations by Climate Region. Provides order form for Energy Guidelines for Commercial and High Rise Residential Buildings in Colorado.
Colorado Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation
Provides information about energy management and conservation programs, including commercial building energy standards, energy efficiency improvements for building professionals and green building. Energy management and conservation publications can be downloaded, including compliance guide, conservation checklist and electronic compliance forms.
Colorado State Electrical Board
permit and inspection information. Lists state electrical inspectors and electrical
code class providers. Provides wiring guides for homes, water wells and mobile
homes. Online newsletter provides code, permit, fees and inspection updates.
Colorado State Examining Board of Plumbers
inspection and permit information. Provides permit and variance request forms,
Uniform Plumbing Code instructions; modular home guidelines. Lists state plumbing
Connecticut Department of Administrative Services
Includes information about and schedule for Americans with Disabilities Act
training classes for employers.
Connecticut Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire, Emergency and Building Services
of State Building Inspector provides contact information; directions for obtaining
the State Building Code; forms and instructions for seeking building code modifications;
list of statutes pertaining to boilers and elevators; and building code official
licensure information, training packet, application. Office of State Fire Marshal
contains downloadable State Fire Safety Code and amendments, Hazardous Chemicals
Code, Moving Picture Theater Code, State Demolition Code, and other codes and
regulations. Bureau of Engineering provides information about building
construction and inspection, hazardous chemicals regulation. Bureau of Licensing
and Permits contains licensing applications, regulations, fee schedules and
test study guides for crane operators, blasters and demolition contractors.
Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
ADA-related information about the state building code and Architectural Barriers
Act; lists other state and federal statutes addressing accessibility issues.
Construction Centre, The
Building industry resource site for the United Kingdom includes complete set of Approved Building Regulations.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Provides full text of the Handbook for Public Playground Safety.
Continental Automated Building Association
standards and protocols updates, information about e-seminars and training, event listings. Publications includes event reports, technical papers, magazines, newsletters, special reports.
Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association
Includes list of approved standards,
catalog of standards for sale online. Provides information about safety standards.
Copper Development Association
Provides standards and specifications for wrought and cast copper, copper alloys. Applications, Tube Pipe & Fittings contains "Copper and Copper Alloy Fittings Standards"; fire sprinkler system standards.
Council of American Building Officials: See, International Code Council
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Project of the North Carolina Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council funded by Department of Energy. Provides links, organized by state, to state energy codes, energy standards, other regulations and policies, related state and local programs.
Delaware Department of Administrative Services, Division of Facilities Management
Contains accessibility FAQs, Delaware Architectural Accessibility Standards.
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Boiler Safety contains forms; inspection and training information; list of insurance companies; boiler safety regulations.
Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal
Contains State Fire Prevention Regulations; brochure on smoke detector installation program; online Record of Completion form. Plan Review Program contains plan submittal pamphlets and applications; preliminary sprinkler form; forms for seeking modifications to State Fire Prevention Regulations; licensing information for fire alarm and suppression systems. Lists building code officials and electrical inspection agencies.
Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
Electric Program contains design specifications; electrical engineering and architecture design policies and procedures; electrical system construction policies and procedures; and electrical standards for materials and construction. Telecommunications Program contains seismic safety standards; lists materials acceptable for use on telecommunications systems built for Rural Utilities Service borrowers. Publications include design and technical bulletins and specifications.
Department of Energy, Energy Information Portal
Provides information about efficiency standards and building energy codes. State Energy Portal includes state building energy code case studies; interactive REScheck and COMcheck energy compliance tools; and interactive ZIP code insulation calculation program.
Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Energy Codes
Contains link to full-text Low-Rise Residential Energy Efficiency standard and proposed rulemaking for Energy Efficiency Code for New Federal Residential Buildings; information about Model Energy Code (MEC); downloadable compliance materials (REScheck) and software; information about commercial energy codes; downloadable COMcheck materials developed to simplify and clarify commercial and high-rise residential building energy code requirements. Provides status of state energy codes; downloadable code comparison reports; residential and commercial determinations; residential and commercial technical assistance reports by state; field guides by state; code enforcement guides; training materials; and current issue of "Setting the Standard" newsletter, with updates on building energy conservation standards.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity provides HUD's review of model building codes' conformity with Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements, related documents; Fair Housing Act Design Manual; Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines, Q&A Supplement and information on accessibility requirements.
Department of Veterans Affairs
of Facilities Management, Technical Information Library includes accessibility
laws and program overview; Barrier Free Design Guide; fire safety requirements
for VA facilities; seismic design policies; design alerts; design and construction
procedures; design guides and manuals; review checklists; interior standards;
and other resources.
Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator's Handbook
Available on the Web site of the National Endowment for the Arts, this book can be downloaded in its entirety or by chapter.
Development Center for Appropriate Technology
Current Work provides alternative materials codes, testing standards, testing reports; "Breaking Down the Barriers" code survey report; other code publications.
DIN: German Institute for Standardization (Deutsches Institut für Normung)
German national standards body that represents German interests at international and European levels. Can search online database for DIN standards, other standards, publications of Beuth Verlag. Registered users can order and download full standards documents. Lists new standards and new English translations.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
ADA and Technical Assistance provides overview of ADA requirements by type of business.
District of Columbia Building and Land Regulation Administration
Regulates all building and land use within the District of Columbia. Provides permit application information and forms; environmental review process information; schedule of permit fees.
District of Columbia: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Contains MWAA Building Codes Manual and online building code inspection request form.
DNV Certification US
International certification body that provides product standardization and certification services; offers certification articles and certification process guidelines.
Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association
Can download door and access system standards, many ANSI-approved.
Contains free online articles related to the National Electrical Code and to electrical design, construction, maintenance; calendar of events and seminars; NEC books for sale; Q&As on electrical code and work; current and archival issues of CodeWatch and Electrical Zone newsletters.
Edward A. Donoghue Associates, Inc.
Elevator Code Authority directory organized by U.S. state or Canadian province,
which provides links to elevator code authorities and regulations.
Efficient Windows Collaborative
Code Information includes Guides to the Residential Requirements of the 2000/2003 IECC(r) for new and existing construction for all 50 states.
Electrical Contractor Network
NEC Code Page contains National Electrical Code information, Q&As, comment
form for proposed revisions to NEC, full-text reports on proposals and interactive
Code Quiz. Electrical and Construction Bookstore offers many building
codes, cost guides, ADA guidelines, builders' manuals and other building code-related
publications for sale. Lists electrical product recalls; includes Electrical Safety
Electrical Generating Systems Association
full text of pending and adopted standards; can download adopted standards; can
view new standards posted for public review.
Provides electrical code articles and calculators; offers electrical code courses.
Electronic Industries Alliance
Technology & Standards, provides information on industry standards.
Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund
Contains Model Elevator Code; state safety code status chart.
Energy Conservation Standards for New Federal Buildings
Provides full text of Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program’s energy conversation regulations. Regulations cover new federal commercial and residential buildings, both high-rise and low-rise; energy efficient products; motors; standby energy products.
Ten Eurocodes published from 2002 to 2006 are due to replace most European national building codes in 2007. Eurocodes will be used for European public works and are set to become the standard for the private sector in Europe and worldwide. Includes background and implementation information; publication schedules.
Contains catalog of Eurocodes building codes available for purchase online; publication schedule; course listings; selected code publications for download.
European Committee for Standardization: See, CEN
Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association, Inc.
ordering information and order form for EJMA standards. Visitors can submit technical
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Mitigation Division includes mitigation information by hazard; technical assistance programs; flood hazard mapping information, regulations and guidance; contact information for map specialists; list of training courses; information on retrofitting flood-prone residential buildings; links to state emergency management offices and regional FEMA offices. Mitigation Technical Library includes technical guidance on building in seismically active areas; design guides for floodplains; Design and Construction Guidance for Community Shelters; Reducing Flood Losses Through the International Code Series; and other guidance publications. Earthquakes contains "FEMA 350 - Recommended Seismic Design Criteria for New Steel Moment-Frame Buildings," "FEMA 351 - Recommended Seismic Evaluation and Upgrade Criteria for Existing Welded Steel Moment-Frame Buildings," "FEMA 352 - Recommended Post-Earthquake Evaluation and Repair Criteria for Welded Steel Moment-Frame Buildings," "FEMA 353 - Recommended Specifications and Quality Assurance Guidelines for Steel Moment-Frame Construction for Seismic Applications," and "FEMA 354 - A Policy Guide to Steel Moment-Frame Construction." Includes "Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings," part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program family of publications. Building Performance Assessment Team posts reports of findings and recommendations on major U.S. natural and man-made disasters. National Dam Safety Program provides links to technical resources and lists upcoming workshops.
Florida Department of Community Affairs, Building Code Information System
Can download Florida Building Code; view latest code news; view state and local amendments; search Building Commission declaratory statements database; sign up for online or instructor-led code training; download Florida Building Code and Standard Building Code Comparison, Accessibility Code, South Florida Code Comparison Course, Florida Building Code brochure and other code-related brochures. Can order building code and other materials online; register to receive code information by e-mail; register to make comments on proposed code changes. Lists e-mail addresses where code specialists can submit code inquiries. Can search database of Florida Building Commission decisions on accessibility waiver applications; download accessibility waiver form. Manufactured Building Program includes laws, rules, FAQs, online plan submission and approval status check for manufacturers; online plan review and inspection comments for authorized third-party agencies. Provides building code training rule, statute and course accreditation information. Product Approval provides forms, process overview, and requirements for architects and engineers performing product evaluations. Can download forms for Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction.
Florida Department of Community Affairs, Division of Housing and Community
Building Codes and Standards provides base code tracking documents; building code changes; Florida Building Code errata; Building Construction Standards; other code links; wind-borne debris maps and construction requirements; full text of the Florida Accessibility Code and accessibility waiver form; information about appliance energy conservation standards; Residential and Commercial Energy Code FAQs; and information about and link to proposed rules for the Building Energy Efficiency Rating System.
Florida Department of Education
Office of Educational Facilities provides requirements for plan review of construction documents; technical memo on roof decks on public hurricane shelters; State Requirements for Educational Facilities; schedule of courses on building code requirements for public educational facilities; facilities requirements for charter schools in Florida; Florida Safe Schools Design Guidelines; and Instructions for Life Cycle Cost Analysis of School HVAC Systems.
Florida Department of Financial Services
Office of State Marshal contains Florida Fire Prevention Code; Boiler Safety Act; plan review information; database of fire equipment dealers and fire protection contractors; and licensing information for fire protection system contractors. Provides statutes, license classifications, application forms, requirements, and continuing education forms and course listings for fire prevention contractor licensing.
Florida: Miami International Airport
Terminal Complex Life Safety Master Plan adopted by the Miami-Dade Aviation, Fire
Rescue and Building departments.
Fluid Controls Institute
a list of current standards, summaries, price list and a downloadable order form.
News provides updates on accessibility and code-related issues for the facilities management industry. Registration required.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Planning and Codes contains overview of Georgia's construction codes; amendments to the state minimum standard construction codes; amendment form and instructions; information about Capital Projects Consultant Program that offers technical assistance to consultants; DCA Codes biannual newsletter; building officials directory. Industrialized Buildings Program provides code and certification information; current rules; list of third-party agencies; siting memo.
Georgia Department of Labor
Safety Engineering contains permit and inspection forms, equipment database; elevator and escalator laws; and Boiler and Pressure Safety Act and rules.
Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
Marshal contains fire safety and construction safety forms; permit and license
applications for sprinkler systems, aboveground tanks, fire suppression systems,
fuel gases and explosives.
Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission
State ADA Coordinator includes link to State Accessibility Code.
Offers risk assessment, mitigation and management, feasibility studies, testing, certification services for oil, gas, wind energy installations; destructive and non-destructive testing of metallic materials; industrial facilities inspection. Lists EU Directives for Industrial Products.
Glass Association of North America
ASTM Standardization News reports on new and revised standards for the glass and
glazing industry; lists ASTM, other standards for architectural glass products, glass,
glazing testing and performance. Offers "Tempering Division's Engineering
Standards Manual" and other technical manuals for sale online.
Glazing Industry Code Committee
Provides information on safety and energy-saving codes, standards; FAQs on glazing codes. Can download articles on building code issues involving glazing applications.
Global Engineering Documents
Online resource for obtaining U.S. engineering standards, military standards and specifications, technical information and regulations, mechanical and electrical design specifications as well as national and international standards, specifications and publications. Registered users can search document database by date, document number or title.
Contains downloadable standards and ICC Evaluation Service reports that demonstrate code compliance and acceptance of specific gypsum materials and systems; code references for other code bodies and jurisdictions. Design, construction and code enforcement professionals can submit technical inquiries online. Gypsumation newsletter posts code and standards approvals; new standards; fire resistance testing and fire safety articles.
Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Strategic Industries Division
Contains state Model Energy Code and Model Energy Code Application Manual; residential guidelines; renewable energy standards.
Hawaii Department of Transportation
ADA contains Highways Division guidelines, notes, details for curb ramps and sidewalks.
Hawaii Disability and Communication Access Board
Contains Access Bulletin that provides new interpretive opinions related to architectural
accessibility, archival interpretive opinions, facility access forms, administrative rules, fact sheets on ADA and related topics.
HAZUS – Multihazard Loss Estimation Methodology
Nationally applicable, standardized methodology and software program for estimating potential losses from earthquakes, floods and wind developed by FEMA. Includes text of the methodology and estimation models; hardware and software requirements; user FAQs; and ordering information.
Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association
Builders/Designers includes best practices for fireplace installation; gas log set installation guide; excerpts from the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances; fact sheets on fireplace inserts, gas and wood-burning appliance venting options, gas logs, electric fireplaces. Government Affairs includes standards development documents; updates and notices.
Heat Exchange Institute
list of standards available for sale and a downloadable order form.
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
Municipal Reports includes studies on effects of automatic sprinkler code. Builder Resources includes installation guide.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Provides accessibility resources and consultant directory.
Can purchase pump standards handbooks, engineering books; includes standards cross-reference guide.
Idaho Division of Building Safety
Building Bureau contains building/asbestos/manufactured housing forms; Electrical, Plumbing, Fire and HVAC codes; design loads; survey of building code programs; building code rules and statutes; safety standards and rules; building permit and plan review fee schedule, information and forms; board member list; building official contact list; information on asbestos inspections; manufactured housing rules, statutes; home installation standards; industry data. Industrial Safety Bureau contains general safety and health, boiler and pressure vessel, elevator and escalator safety rules; list of licensed inspectors; playground safety standards, handbook; school safety checklists. Energy Program includes Energy Code.
Idaho State Fire Marshal
Contains sprinkler license application and plan review forms; sprinkler and sprinkler fitter license rules. Fire Prevention contains fire inspector certification information and forms; Fire Code Adoption rules; fire inspector form for day-care centers; inspection and plan review forms. Video lending library includes fire safety and code-related videos.
Illinois Capital Development Board
directory of Illinois building requirements for all agencies, searchable by keyword
or citation number; local agencies can fill out building requirements survey online.
Contains full text of Illinois Building Commission Act; pending regulations;
link to Illinois General Assembly for legislative tracking information. Lists
commission's responsibilities; monthly meeting schedules, agendas and minutes.
Contains State Agency Statutory Requirements for State Construction. Posts local
code statutory authority and online form to post adoptions/amendments online. Contains Illinois Accessibility Code.
Illinois Department of Public Health
Publications includes permit and application forms; fact sheets; links to Asbestos Abatement Act, Commercial and Public Building Act, Illinois School and Commercial and Public Building Code, Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, Lead Poisoning Prevention Code; Public Area Sanitary Practice Code; manufactured housing installation guidelines; Drinking Water Systems Code; Private Sewage Mound Code; Plumbing Code order form; Swimming Pool and Bathing Beach Code; Swimming Facility Act; Swimming Pool Safety Act; and Youth Camp Code. Health Facilities Planning Board includes Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act.
Illinois State Fire Marshal
Division of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety contains Boiler Safety Act and rules; violation and inspection reports; inspection and code FAQs. Division of Fire Prevention includes telecommunications facilities rules; above-ground storage tank rules and application forms; and Life Safety Code Review of Building Plans form. Petroleum and Chemical Safety includes list of UST contractors; UST applications, rules and regulations; contractor licensing and permitting FAQs.
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Publications provides standards summaries and lists recommended practices and ANSI standards
available for purchase online.
Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Division of Fire and Building Safety
Code Enforcement Branch contains links to rules; code enforcement information; downloadable plan review applications; sample ordinances; industrialized building enforcement information, application, fees. Plan Review Division includes e-filing information; listings of plan review submissions and releases; online look-up for plan review activity; fire suppression system filing instructions; FAQs; fees; rules; applications; link to Indiana code amendments; list of local building officials. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Section includes adopted standards; fee schedule; boiler and pressure vessel database, FAQs, rules, statutes. Elevator and Amusement Section includes applications; elevator database; contractor, inspector and mechanic license applications; other forms; fees. Fire Code Enforcement Branch contains permit forms and inspections information. Division of Fire and Building Safety provides links to applicable rules, information about code inspections, plan review resources and underground storage tank application forms.
Industrial Fasteners Institute
Offers technical and reference books, standards for sale online.
Institute for Business and Home Safety
Building Codes contains updates, activity reports and news flashes on the International
Code Council, model codes, state codes and standards developments; state code
activities for selected states; and code adoption maps by state. Building codes
can be downloaded, purchased or borrowed. Resources available for loan include publications
and videos about building codes, materials and safe practices.
Institute for Research in Construction (National Research Council Canada)
Codes and Guides contains link to Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes; full-text documents available for download; complete list of Canadian codes, with links to content summaries and online ordering. Offers seminars on technical changes in construction codes.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Standards Association
The association, an affiliate of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic
Engineers, develops standards and codes, including the National Electrical Safety
Code, available online by subscription or via e-mail for a fee. The site
also features association news and information, including standards development
and upcoming events.
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology
Publications offers for sale ISO standards for design, construction and start-up of cleanrooms and associated controlled environments.
Insulated Cable Engineers Association
ICEA power cable standards, ICEA communication standards and National Electrical
Manufacturers Association power cable standards available for order.
Insulation Contractors Association of America
technical bulletins and briefings on building code and energy code issues.
International Accreditation Service
Lists accredited inspection agencies and testing laboratories. Provides Building Department Accreditation Program overview, application forms, fee schedule, process flowchart, accreditation criteria, rules, online presentation. Provides information, rules, applications, fee schedule for the accreditation program for agencies providing the special inspections required for construction projects under Chapter 17 of the International Building Code.
International Association of Electrical Inspectors
Provides information about certification programs, including information on registration, preparation and re-certification; contains catalog of publications and training courses. Includes information on seminars, membership, local chapters; discussion forum. IAEI News Magazine provides informal interpretations of codes and standards. Can view current issue, code violation reports, code Q&As, archival issues since 1998.
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
(Uniform Plumbing Code)
Lists standards and code publications for sale; provides downloadable code errata; information about IAPMO Plumbing Product Listing Service; Uniform Mechanical Code and Uniform Plumbing Code adoption maps; reports on Research and Testing, PRC (Plumbing Research Committee) meetings. Provides online code interpretation request form; information about Interim Guide Criteria, which allows manufacturers and product developers an opportunity to draft interim standards to introduce new products. Standards Department lists standards indexes; provides information about public review program for standards development. Publications provides digital edition of Official Magazine, which includes searchable database of current and past issues.
International Code Council
(International Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Code Council Electrical Code Administrative Provisions, International Existing Building Code, International Fire Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, ICC Performance Code, International Plumbing Code, International Private Sewage Disposal Code, International Property Maintenance Code, International Residential Code, International Urban-Wildland Interface Code, International Zoning Code, International Swimming Pool Code, International Green Construction Code)
Describes code development process, status of code development, development cycle; provides code errata; pubic proposal and comment forms; tracks pending legislation of interest to the construction industry, with links to the bills. Provides code publication schedule and information about standards development; building valuation data table; Code Adoption Toolkit, adoption map. ICC Store offers for sale eCodes online, which provides access to the complete set of International Codes, coordinated state codes and other codes; downloadable code guides, introductions, articles; codes, standards, code products. Certification and Testing provides information about contractor certification for particular trades and states; national standardized contractor certification; Certified Building Official certification program; resources for professional certification of those who inspect and approve structures for occupancy, including exam information and application, searchable certification registry, candidate bulletin, renewal forms and information. Lists code seminars and training programs; can purchase training materials online. Lists job openings nationwide; includes Code Chat bulletin board; consumer safety tips. Building Safety Journal provides selected articles from current issue, prior issues since 2004; Code Forum 1999-2002 archives; CABO Newsletter 1997-1998; ICC Newsletter 2000-2002. ICC Evaluation Service contains searchable database of evaluation reports; application information, forms, rules; evaluation criteria; quality control, manufacturer audit criteria. SMARTcodes includes SmartMarket Report on Interoperability; presentations on current and possible future design and code checking processes; online SMARTcodes demonstrations.
International Code Council, Hurricane Preparedness
Provides links to Federal Emergency Management Administration announcements, safety alerts, news releases; resources on disaster preparedness, flood clean-up, mold prevention and remediation; hurricane tips; information about ICC Hurricane Symposium.
International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO): See, International Code Council
(Uniform Building Code, Uniform Mechanical Code)
International Dark-Sky Association
Information Resource Library contains "Outdoor Lighting Code Handbook," "White Paper on Outdoor Lighting Code Issues," guide to outdoor lighting regulations, with links to state and local lighting ordinances; model lighting ordinances; framework for outdoor lighting improvement ordinances; articles, research papers on preventing lighting pollution.
International Electrotechnical Commission
Store offers for sale standards publications organized by ICS codes (including
environment, mechanical systems, energy and heat transfer, electrical engineering,
railway engineering, marine structures, construction materials and building, and
civil engineering). Can browse recently published standards; view replaced/withdrawn
standards; and download corrigenda and interpretation sheets.
International Fire Code Institute: See, International Code Council
International Firestop Council
information about code development activities; lists standards and codes for sale;
can download code-related publications and guidelines; lists member companies
International Organization for Standardization
Provides catalog of international standards publications, lists of withdrawn
standards and information on maintenance agencies and registration authorities.
Includes frequently asked questions; materials on the development and implementation
of ISO standards; recent news; magazine article archive; event calendar.
International Parking Institute
order online ADA Parking Compliance Manual and parking planning, design and construction
International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association
Provides directory of certified equipment and surfacing products; articles, documents; links to ADA accessibility guidelines for play areas; lists member manufacturers.
International Sign Association
Provides contact information for code assistance; searchable member directory. Technical Resources provides National Electric Code updates relevant to signs; articles; request for code input. Signline quarterly provides code and legal updates. Offers truck and crane operator, electrical training.
Interstate Industrialized Buildings Commission
Created by the states of Minnesota, Rhode Island and New Jersey upon enactment of the Interstate Compact for Industrialized/Modular Buildings model legislation. Includes forms, rules, regulations, formal technical opinions and interpretations, bulletins. Contains manufacturer directory; production figures; table of contents for model legislation; list of commissioners and members of Rules Development Committee.
Iowa Architectural Examining Board
full text of the Iowa Building Code Official's Handbook.
Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health
of Health Engineering provides contact information for backflow prevention assembly
tester registration program; link to the State Plumbing Code; swimming pool and
Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of State Fire Marshal
Fire Inspection Bureau provides administrative rules by facility type; inspection forms and map; plan of correction guide; sprinkler inspection information. Building Code Bureau provides explanation and full text of the State Building Code; building code updates memo; building code advisory council meeting schedule and minutes; plan review requirements, forms, fee schedule. Alarm System Contractor and Installer Certification includes proposed rules and contact information. Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Contractor Certification Program provides rules, fee schedule, application, list of certified contractors.
Iowa Workforce Development
Labor Services Division provides links to boiler safety code and administrative rules; passenger and freight elevator permit and safety test forms; and elevator inspector application form.
ISA – The International Society of Automation
Lists new, revised and best-selling standards, organized by subject and numerically,
that are available for purchase. Includes standards-related news and FAQs. Contains
"ISA Comprehensive Dictionary of Measurement and Control."
ISO / International Standards Organization: See, International Organization for Standardization
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Provides design guidelines and Mobility Access Program handbook for developers, planners, engineers and designers of accessible mass transit.
Japanese Standards Association
Can view list of published standards by month; search for standards and publications; purchase and download.
Job Accommodation Network, ADA Hot Links and Document Center
links to ADA laws; Supreme Court rulings; building, housing and recreation accessibility
guidelines; ADA technical assistance manuals; other documents; and enforcement
forms and information.
Kansas State Fire Marshal
Lists fire and building code consultants recognized by the State Fire Marshal for third-party, independent evaluations of code compliance. Provides full text of the Fire Prevention Code; child-care and health-care facilities regulations; Buildings Fire Safety Handbook; child-care and health-care facilities fire safety forms; fire prevention district map; contact information for blaster permits.
Kentucky Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator
Kentucky accessibility checklist.
Kentucky Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction
Lists licensing and code committee members. Forms Library contains code book order form; boiler notification and plan application forms; other documents. Building Codes Enforcement contains code amendments, supplements and updates on the Building Code and Residential Code. Fire Protection provides information on inspections for fire safety and of elevators, boilers, fire protection systems, manufactured housing systems; storage and transportation of hazardous materials. Plumbing provides information on plumbing permits, plan reviews and inspections.
Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal
code interpretations; adoption information and updates; plan review information,
forms and checklists; energy code requirements, compliance checklist, downloads
and links. Includes electrical, sprinkler, fire alarm and kitchen exhaust hood
review checklists; electrical compliance certificate; day-care plan review and
inspection checklists and minimum construction requirements; accessibility guidelines.
Provides inner-office memos and checklists; inspection information by district;
boiler inspection rules, fees and requirements; sprinkler contractor licensing
application, requirements and fees. Lists codes, rules and statutes enforced by
the office, with links and references. Includes post-hurricane memos and updates.
reference database that contains building codes and code guidelines. Provides
access to cross-referenced collections of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing,
fire and maintenance codes from the Southern Building Code Congress International,
International Conference of Building Officials, Building Officials and Code Administrators
International, International Code Council and National Fire Protection Association
as well as state and local codes. Visitors can sign up for free trial.
Maine Bureau of Building Codes and Standards
Provides Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code; form to apply for code amendments; meeting calendar; board and technical advisory group agendas, meeting minutes, recordings; staff contact information. Provides rulemaking news; FAQs on code adoption; forms; contact information.
Maine Fire Marshal's Office
Review Division provides construction permit requirements and submittal criteria;
fire sprinkler systems technical information, requirements and regulations.
Maine Office of Licensing and Registration, Elevator and Tramway Technicians
Contains elevator safety law updates; licensing requirements and forms; elevator certificate application form; list of licensed inspectors and contractors.
Maine State Planning Office
Maine Building Rehabilitation Code FAQs; code enforcement
training and certification program information; manual;
training schedule; code enforcement statutes, registration
form; list of training materials.
Manufactured Housing Institute
Developer Resources contains code comparison summary of the CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code and Model Energy Code and the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards; links to full text of the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Web site; "Overview of Manufactured Home Installation" guide.
Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry
Lists standards publications, with prices and order information; member companies.
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Building Codes includes Code Lynx database of building and fire code information; state Building Performance Standards; local code ordinances, amendments and fire codes; state Fire Prevention Code; state Accessibility Code Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities; state Energy Conservation Building Standards Act; Safety Glazing Law; Minimum Livability Code; modular building and mobile home codes and forms; Maryland Accessibility Code; other codes. Smart Codes, Maryland's Building Rehabilitation Code program, provides Code Handbook, training manual, authorizing legislation, technical assistance information and documents.
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Division of Labor and Industry
Inspection includes elevator/escalator, boiler and pressure
vessel safety tips, FAQs, and links to safety laws and regulations.
Elevator Safety Review Board includes board minutes; contractor
and mechanic license applications, requirements and fees;
statutes and regulations.
Maryland Family Health Administration, Playground Safety
Provides recommendations on safety specifications for playground equipment.
Mason Contractors Association of America
Codes and Standards contains guide to masonry systems; system comparisons; wall system documents; architectural masonry details by state; cost guides; model masonry ordinances; design guides; wall bracing FAQs.
Masonry Advisory Council
Online technical library includes articles on building codes, fire safety ordinances, R-values, energy concerns.
Massachusetts Architectural Access Board
rules and regulations, overviews of the plan review process and variance process,
downloadable variance application form, and complaint forms.
Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards
Provides full text of the State Building Code, related statutes, amendment history, latest changes in and updates to the State Building Code; full text of board's formal interpretations of the code; board meeting schedule; and Building Code Appeals Board procedures. Includes Guidelines for the Preparation of Fire Protection Systems Narrative Reports. Certified Building Official Program provides certification forms and requirements. Contains full text of the Commercial Energy Code and Residential Energy Code; offers free energy code compliance seminars and free compliance software for download. Visitors can view archival issue of the official board newsletter and print out subscription form.
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Contains code compliance information, advisories and fire prevention regulations; Underground Storage Tank registration forms, regulations and database; permit and sprinkler registration forms.
Material Handling Industry of America
Bookstore contains catalog of codes, standards and other technical publications for MHIA's 18 product sections and councils, such as Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Hoist Manufacturers Institute, Rack Manufacturers Institute, Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association.
Metal Building Manufacturers Association
Insurance provides bulletins on fire-rated assemblies, fire sprinkler systems, wind uplift
and flame spread.
Metal Framing Manufacturers Association
metal framing standards and guidelines.
Metal Powder Industries Federation
PM Design Center provides Material Standards for PM Structural Parts; material selection characteristics; engineering properties; tooling considerations and design details; specification guidelines; resources for parts designers, including powder metallurgy property database and design seminar. Publications offers PM Design Manual and standards for sale.
Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes
Responsible for enforcing building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes. Statewide Jurisdiction List lists government entities in counties, cities, villages responsible for enforcing the four construction codes; local school construction enforcement list gives local code enforcement agencies. Offers online code training series; online statewide searching for subdivision plats or for remonumentation data; building code and proposed rules; Construction Code Commission meeting schedule. Publications includes issues of the Bulletin code quarterly since 2001; code and enforcement technical bulletins and updates. Office of Local Government and Consumer Services includes sample ordinance and permit forms; application for approval to administer and enforce construction codes; building official and inspector act, qualifications, continuing education information and requirements, and training program schedule; consumer complaint guide. Building Division contains codes and standards order forms; building permit and manufactured home licensing applications; manufactured housing rules and act; and buyer and resident handbook. Electrical Division includes permit forms; electrical code rules; list of code update courses; other rules and acts. Mechanical Division includes rules, acts, permit information and forms. Boiler Division contains boiler rules and act; forms; licensing and permit information. Plan Review Division contains Barrier Free Design Board meeting schedule; plan review information; forms; database of building system approval reports; lists of approved products and approved pre-manufacturers; and link to Utilization of Public Facilities by Physically Limited Act. Office of Fire Safety contains information on its operations; appeal request procedures; link to fire codes for particular building types; and proposed rules for state-owned facilities and penal institutions.
Michigan Department of Community Health, Health Facility Construction
Contains full text of Minimum Design Standards for Health Care Facilities in Michigan; interpretive bulletins; construction rules, codes, forms and publications; permit, standards and project FAQs; health facilities planning seminar schedule; plan review information; links.
Minnesota Department of Commerce
Energy Info Center contains home energy guides and tips; residential, commercial, school heating resources; School Energy Guidebook; Clean Energy Resource Manual; Energy Highlights newsletter; energy policy reports, data, statistics. Buildings and Builders includes technical information for cold climate building; Building Science Primer; catalog of thermal bridges; furnace and boiler checklists; residential ventilation spreadsheet; Ventilation and Depressurization Research report; summary of ASTM Standard Practice for Installation of Exterior Windows, Doors and Skylights; basement insulation guide; sealed combustion appliance information; and Energy Star product information. Provides residential and commercial/multifamily code rules, comparison chart, and compliance tools; ComCheck and MNcheck software; information about Buildings, Benchmarks and Beyond Project, which focused on energy efficiency of public buildings; Builders Update newsletter; link to Minnesota Sustainable Building Design Guidelines.
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Construction Codes and Licensing
Codes, Permits, Plan Review, Inspections provides text of, information about state building, residential, energy conversation, fire, building rehabilitation, accessibility, electrical, plumbing, boiler and pressure vessel, high pressure piping, elevator, HVACR, solar energy, sprinkler, manufactured home, prefabricated structure codes and standards. Includes information on inspections, code enforcement; special requirements; guidelines, summaries, checklists; FAQs; staff code opinions, section policies, division opinions, final interpretations; forms and permits; bond requirements; contact information for the agency and inspectors; events calendar, including training; reports on violations, incidents, enforcement actions, complaints; directories of building officials and inspectors; statutes and regulations. Includes information on plumbing plan review requirements, procedures; plan review, permit requirements for state, school, health care, correctional facilities; fee schedules for reviews; certifications.
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal Division
Fire Protection Systems Program contains plan review applications and updates; list of cities issuing fire sprinkler permits; product alerts and recalls; elevator policy. Provides Uniform Fire Code handbook; fact sheets; policies; amendments; online training presentations; regulations and statutes; school and day-care code inspection information. Home Fire Safety Information includes smoke detector installation statute and technical information. School Fire Safety Inspections contains fact sheets, forms, list of common violations, inspection criteria, guidelines, policies.
Minnesota's Construction Code
One-stop information center provides topical links to requirements and codes that make up the Minnesota State Building Code, including ordering information, coverage, applications, enforcement and useful links.
Minnesota State Council on Disability
Includes building access survey workbook intended to assist in making facilities accessible to persons with disabilities. Forms included reflect accessibility requirements of either the Minnesota State Building Code or the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.
Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office
Contains current and archival issues of Investigations, Code and Manufactured Housing Update; fire damage registry form for insurance companies. Fire Code Enforcement Division provides link to state Fire Prevention Code.
Missouri Division of Fire Safety
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Inspection Unit includes code, statutes, safety information, online inspection management system. Elevator Safety Unit includes elevator safety regulations, rules, list of adopted codes, installation/alteration permit form, contractor checklist, registration information and forms, inspection information, licensed inspector list. Includes fire safety, boiler and pressure vessel, elevator safety, other FAQ
Missouri Public Service Commission
Links to gas safety, sewer utility and manufactured home standards.
Modular Building Institute, Construction Codes Listed by State
adopted structural, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes; code agencies; contact persons; telephone numbers for all 50 states.
Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Building Standards Program
Provides information about building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, energy, elevator, accessibility and boiler codes; building inspections; local codes and code enforcement; standards for factory-built housing. Includes information about, forms for building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits; contact information; bureau statistics.
Naffa International World of Building Codes
Contains Building Code Discussion Group; links to other online discussion groups on building codes, online building code assistance. Building Code Resources contains searchable database of building code specialists, online plan check consultant survey, homeowner resources, building code development updates, code resource links, code checklists. Offers CodeBuddy software for sale online.
National Alliance for Accessible Golf
Provides tool kit for golf course owners and operators on accessibility issues, including ADA guidelines for golf course design and construction.
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE International)
NACE Store offers for sale and download standards relating to material
requirements, recommended practices, test methods for corrosion; reports, books, software, databases. Can view tables
of contents and forewords. Lists newly published standards, pending withdrawals
and other updates.
National Association of Elevator Contractors
Resource Center contains Building Transportation Standards and Guidelines.
National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
Offers certification programs for portable fire extinguisher technicians, pre-engineered kitchen extinguishing system technicians, industrial pre-engineered system technicians; provides fire suppression systems articles.
National Association of Home Builders
Codes and Standards links to resources on codes, standards, accessibility,
energy efficiency, green building, fire protection, indoor environment issues.
National Association of State Fire Marshals
Links to state fire marshal Web sites; provides guidance on smoke alarms; school fire safety resources; information on pipeline safety training.
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
Provides annual erratum to National Boiler Inspection Code; archive of code interpretations; ordering information for National Boiler Inspection Code; information on becoming commissioned inspector, obtaining endorsements, serving as review team leader; inspection agencies and organizations, owner-user organizations, electronic data transfer; list of accepted test labs; Redbook directory of manufacturers and repair facilities; training and meeting information; boiler safety officials by state.
National Building Code: See, Building Officials and Code Administrators International
National Center on Accessibility
program promoting access to recreation for people with disabilities. Designed
to increase inclusion of people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism
while advancing the intent of the ADA, Rehabilitation Act and other disability
legislation. Includes training schedule, research study overviews, technical assistance
case studies, and technical reports and videos available for sale. Can view accessible
product reviews, including drinking fountains, beach and play surfaces, benches,
lifts, outdoor restrooms and swimming pool devices.
National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards: See, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
National Concrete Masonry Association
Online Resources includes articles on fire safety and code issues.
National Conference of Standards Laboratories - NCSL International
Includes directory of standards laboratories; glossary of terms and abbreviations; discussion forum; news. Can search calibration procedures database for product information. Lists metrology technical publications and conference proceedings for sale.
National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards
Contains information on NCSBCS code research and analysis, code development, legislative monitoring; 50-state directory of code delegates; codes and standards publications for sale online; code and regulation links. International Academy for Professional Code Administration offers code training.
National Electrical Code: See, National Fire Protection Association
National Electrical Installation Standards from the National Electrical Contractors Association
Provides NECA's Standards Development Procedures; information about technical review and appeal procedure. Lists standards by category; standards under development; provides standards updates; catalog of standards and technical publications for sale online. Includes contact names and phone numbers for state agencies that regulate electrical construction; current and archival issues of Contractor's Code Letter since 1999, Line Contractor's Quarterly since 2004, Code Question of the Day since 1998. State Electrical Regulations contains "Guide to State Electrical Codes, Enforcement, and Licensing"; information on electrical codes, code enforcement, contractor/electrician licensing laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia; licensing directory for low voltage contractors.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Standards contains database of standards searchable by keyword and available for purchase; list of engineering bulletins, standards, application guides available for free download; information about Field Representative Program, Code Alerts available by e-mail, international activities. Can view archive since 2004; standards policies.
National Elevator Industry
Model Elevator Law; Sprinklers and Elevators code publication; link to directory
of code and safety consultants; interactive safety presentation that addresses
code and standards issues. Offers Building Transportation Standards and Guidelines
for free download.
National Evaluation Service
independent, not-for-profit organization that conducts evaluation programs for
both traditional and innovative building materials, products and systems. Develops
technical reports, with product descriptions and conditions necessary for compliance
with building codes. Contains application forms, fee schedule, downloadable evaluation
protocols and code-related topical PowerPoint presentations; lists recently processed
National Fenestration Rating Council
primer on energy codes and fenestration products; software.
National Fire Prevention Code: See, Building Officials and Code Administrators International
National Fire Protection Association
(National Fire Code, National Electrical Code, NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code)
Codes and Standards contains information about the National Fire Protection Association, publisher of the National Fire Code, National Electrical Code, NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code, Life Safety Code, Fire Prevention Code, National Fuel Gas Code, National Fire Alarm Code. Codes, standards, handbooks and fire prevention materials are available for immediate purchase and download. Offers National Fire Codes subscription service. Includes proposals and comments archive; list of codes accepting proposals and comments. Can view pending appeals and appeal decisions of the Standards Council; drafts of proposed new documents. Provides information on NFPA, upcoming conferences and events, code development; current and archival issues of online NFPA News monthly. Technical code interpretation service is available to members and public officials. Contains information about membership; NFPA research activities; article abstracts from Fire Technology quarterly. Offers Fire Inspector, Fire Protection Specialist, Building Inspector, Plans Examiner certification programs; OSHA training materials; seminars and videos on fire safety online. News and Publications, NFPA Journal Buyers' Guide lists more than 800 code consultants and more than 1,900 manufacturers and distributors of fire protection-related products by name or state.
National Fire Sprinkler Association
Codes Department includes "International Building Code Sprinkler Requirements," "Draftstopping Requirements for Multi-Family Construction," "Fire Sprinklers for Educational Occupancies," adoption status of international codes by state, other sprinkler and code-related information.
National Fluid Power Association
recently published standards related to fluid power design and performance; includes
catalog of standards available for sale. Can use Standards Locator to search for
draft, published and withdrawn fluid power standards by topic, developer, title,
scope and document number and to find scope, current status, price and the committee
involved. Includes guidelines and forms.
National Information Standards Organization
Lists downloadable approved standards. Standards Development Pipeline provides information on creating standards; lists standards in development, draft, or withdrawn; offers online standards proposal form; information on international standards activities and ISO standards.
National Institute for Standards and Technology
Provides information about research activities of NIST measurement and standards laboratories. Standards and Technical Regulations provides list of accredited laboratories; directory of national accreditation bodies; standards guides; National Center for Standards and Certification Information documents and activities updates. Virtual Library lists standards and technical publications; international standards bodies; links to government agencies and standards-developing organizations.
National Mechanical Code: See, Building Officials and Code Administrators International
National Multi-Housing Council
Construction/Codes provides links to articles on accessibility, building standards and codes, construction defects, product recalls. Fair Housing contains articles on occupancy standards. Affordable Housing contains housing design articles.
National Partnership to Streamline Government
Public-private partnership of 38 government and trade organizations advancing building regulatory reform to promote more effective building code administration, enforcement and rapid recovery from catastrophic events. Includes "Guide to Building Regulatory Process"; online presentations for selected states on best practices in codes administration and enforcement through the use of information technology; "Model Procurement Requirements for State and Local Government Acquisition of Hardware/Software for Codes Administration and Enforcement."
National Roofing Contractors Association
Technical Links contains
roofing-related changes and provisions in the building codes; lists roofing-related
National Standards Systems Network
Data network of developing and approved national, foreign, regional and international
standards and regulatory documents. Can search for documents by term contained
in the document, document number, acronym of the developing organization or keyword(s).
Retrieves document number, title, developing organization, scope, approval date,
price and ordering information. Provides directory of standards developers
alphabetized by acronym. Standards Tracking and Automated Reporting (STAR)
Services offers e-mail status reports on standards under development, revision
and maintenance to paid subscribers.
National Storm Shelter Association
Contains Standard for the Design, Construction, and Performance of Storm Shelters; shelter quality checklists. Lists member builders and related product/service providers.
National Swimming Pool Foundation
State Codes provide links to state building code provisions on swimming pool design, construction, operation. Articles contains articles on pool and spa regulations. Research contains Centers for Disease Control swimming pool inspection report.
Nebraska Energy Office
Provides information about home energy rating; energy code training schedule; energy efficiency technical publications, studies, evaluations; energy glossary; links to other state energy offices.
Nebraska State Fire Marshal
Provides plan review, fire alarm, sprinkler licensing forms; Nebraska Accessibility Guidelines; fire alarm requirements; facilities review fee schedule; Nebraska Fire Code; official interpretations; plan submittal application; fee schedule; regulations. Lists contractors that close and install underground storage tanks; provides storage tank information and forms; pipeline safety regulations.
Nevada Division of the State Fire Marshal
Contains plan review application; building code analysis and basis of design form; sprinkler plan submittal form; fire alarm submittal form; Fire Marshal rules; fire protection licensing information, forms, statutes, rules. Training Center offers courses in fire sprinkler standards, blasting and explosives, code adoption, ADA, code fundamentals, principles of building construction, underground piping for fire protection systems, seismic protection for sprinkler systems; list of EduCode courses.
New Buildings Institute
Non-profit organization that promotes energy efficiency in buildings through policy development, research, guidelines, codes. Reference Guide for architects, engineers, contractors, commissioning authorities, building professionals contains implementation guidelines for Advanced Buildings Benchmark criteria. Codes contains status of energy codes for all 50 states; information about Building Codes Assistance Project and International Energy Conservation Code. Projects provides information about Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) initiatives; Northeast Regional Building Energy Codes Project.
New Hampshire Architectural Barrier-Free Design Committee
Contains Architectural Barrier-Free Design Code for New Hampshire; Design Committee schedule; links to State Building Code and other ADA resources.
New Hampshire Department of Labor
Boilers and Elevators provides links to boiler, pressure vessel, elevator and accessibility statutes, FAQs, forms; list of out-of-service or decommissioned elevators, conveying systems.
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
Can download NH Check, REScheck and COMcheck code compliance software package for New Hampshire from the U.S. Department of Energy. Provides Energy Code compliance application form for new residential and small commercial projects; technical sheet on perimeter slab insulation; Energy Conservation Code rules and supplemental rulings; energy code changes; form for architect/engineer certification of compliance with the Energy Code; inspector workbooks for residential and commercial Energy Conservation Code; changes and updates to the International Energy Conservation Code; information about residential and commercial Energy Code workshops.
New Hampshire State Building Code Review Board
Provides amendments to the State Building Code; guidance document on use of the standard codes that make up the State Building Code; building code FAQs; exhibits submitted to the board, including amendments and proposed amendments; board meeting minutes; schedule of meetings and public hearings; statutes and rules; statement of responsibilities.
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards
adopted construction codes; municipal code officials. Provides full text of New
Jersey's Rehabilitation Subcode; ordering information for New Jersey Construction
Code; rule proposals and adoptions; energy code information; construction forms,
plan review and permit applications; framing checklist. Code Official Licensing
Unit lists training courses; continuing education seminars; provides exam
registration information, licensing booklet and forms. Elevator Safety Unit
contains forms. Division of Fire Safety provides information about
fire code enforcement and inspections; bulletins; code enforcement forms. New
Home Warranty Program lists approved warranties; includes new home builder
registration and renewal forms; builder information guide.
New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Property Management and Construction
Provides levels of accessibility required for different types of facilities
and links to accessibility resources.
New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Conservation and Management Division provides overview of the Public Building
Energy Efficiency Act, energy efficiency standards, checklist for construction and remodeling
of public school buildings, online and downloadable Energy Conservation Code applications
worksheet, other submittals for residential buildings, and Home Energy Guide.
New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, Construction Industries Division
information about building inspections; provides directory of inspectors by county, online permit tracking system,
permit applications. Permit resources include building permit guides, variance
request procedures, plan review FAQs and directories of city and county building
departments and planning and zoning agencies. Laws contains New Mexico
Building Code, New Mexico Electrical Code, Boiler Rules and Regulations, Standards
for Non-Loadbearing Baled Straw Construction, and Standards for Non-Loadbearing
Light Clay Construction.
New York City Department of Buildings
Provides downloadable, fill-in permit application files; other forms; and notices of new programs, policies, procedures, rules and legislation. Posts material and equipment alerts. Materials and Equipment Acceptance Division, which ensures the compliance of permanent building materials and appliances with the Building Code, provides acceptance application and laboratory testing forms. Model Code Program includes full text of New York City Building Code, building code updates, "Building Knowledge" code and permit updates; operational policies and procedures organized by year. New Code Chapters provides new New York City Construction Codes, which take effect on July 1, 2008, and resource materials. Includes full text of enactment language; administrative provisions; city's Building, Mechanical, Plumbing and Fuel Gas codes. Buildings Information System contains city property data, including complaint information, violations and construction activity. Provides updates on the Plumbing Inspection Portable Entry System (PIPES), which integrates the Web and information technologies into the processes for scheduling plumbing appointments, notifications, routing and inspections. Licenses and Renewals provides licensing information and lists disciplinary actions since 1998. Bureau of Electrical Control includes the New York City Electrical Code, amendments, provisions, updates. interpretations and electrical permit information.
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
For Architects/Engineers contains "Design Guidelines for Substantial Rehabilitation and New Construction"; standard and energy-efficient specifications.
New York Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
Contains information and contact numbers for support services and programs. Resources for Americans with Disabilities Act include full-text "Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodation in New York State Agencies and Facilities," new or proposed ADA regulations, ADA outline, selected technical assistance and other documents and links to relevant departments, organizations and other sources of information.
New York Department of Education, Office of Facilities Planning
code forms, checklists and workbooks; fire safety, mechanical,
and operation and maintenance regulations; other school
construction rules and regulations, including College Fire
Safety Manual, Public School Fire Safety Manual and Nonpublic
Fire Safety Manual. Can download Manual of Planning Standards
for School Buildings and Indoor Air Quality Manual.
New York Department of State
Division of Code Enforcement and Administration administers
codes that regulate construction and maintenance of buildings,
including fire prevention, life safety, structural stability,
sanitation, and ADA. Provides updates on amendments to the
New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code;
opinions of counsel, code interpretations and comparisons,
including the National Building Code; compliance and other
code forms; applications; technical bulletins; adopted code
amendments and certificates of acceptability. Includes regional
office directory. New Model Code Project includes technical
subcommittee's proposed text changes, code review reports,
and archival meeting agendas and minutes. Includes full
text of the New York State Energy Conservation Construction
Code, compliance forms, FAQs, code comparisons, summaries,
proposed text changes, and adoption status report. Provides
code training information, schedule, and forms. Counsel's
Office provides legal memoranda on building code, zoning,
historic preservation, and other issues.
New York: Governor's Office of Regulatory Reform
Contains proposed text changes to the International Building Code, variances, Department of State code clarifications, rehabilitation code links, code-related legislative updates, proposals, executive orders, announcements, documents and a link to NYC Building Code.
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
Federal and State Affairs contains overview of state energy code activity and code updates. Literature Library contains free downloadable standards and publications on acoustics; fiberglass duct insulation; environmental design and construction; fire and thermal performance; energy efficiency; building, home, metal building insulation; moisture and mold; fiberglass, slag wool.
North Carolina Building Inspectors Association
Provides seminar information; application forms; code interpretation manuals; link to full text of North Carolina Rehabilitation Code; ordering information for North Carolina Building Code; job openings; and listings of certification courses and exams.
North Carolina Department of Labor
Boiler Safety Bureau provides safety overview and inspection request forms. Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau includes elevator specification guides.
North Carolina Historic Preservation Office
historic rehabilitation standards; information about historic structures and the
State Building Code.
North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal
Contains North Carolina State Building Code; Energy, Fire Prevention, Mechanical, Plumbing and Residential codes; code order form; building code FAQs; local inspection department directories; and Appendix B Building Code Summary for All Commercial Projects form. Building Code Council includes code change proposal form, calendar, approved code changes, memos, list of approved third-party testing agencies, list of approved jurisdictions for local plan review, accessibility and fire prevention updates, code errata and approved temporary rules. Manufactured Building Division includes Manufactured Housing Code; lists code seminars and continuing education courses; Manufactured Housing Board information; modular construction program directories and memos. Code Officials Qualification Board provides rules, statutes, meeting minutes, forms, exam schedule, course listings and course registration form.
North Carolina State University, Center for Universal Design
Can download Principles of Universal Design guide. Universal Design in Housing includes fair housing practices overview; article on home modifications and products for safety, ease of use; accessibility links; list of center projects. Lists built environment statutes, regulations, standards, publications. Can view Universal Design demonstration home projects. Publications offers ADA standards tech sheets, house plans, fact sheets, consumer product guides, standards for sale. Resources provides links to resources on assistive technology, fair housing, floor plans, product design, home modification.
North Dakota Department of Commerce, Division of Community Services
Can download State Building Code and "Energy Efficiency Levels of Newly-Constructed Homes in North Dakota." Includes ADA information; Technical Assistance Handbook. State Energy Program contains "Energy Efficient Construction Manual: A Handbook for Builders and Developers" and other energy efficiency technical publications.
North Dakota Insurance Department
Forms includes boiler inspection report; building application form; petroleum tank registration form.
North Dakota State Electrical Board
Provides explanation of when electrical inspections are required; the nature of the inspection, with guidelines; inspection certificate; map of inspection districts, with contacts; inspection fee schedule; requirements for owner-installed wiring; explains difficulties of repairing and restoring flood-damaged electrical equipment.
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Regional nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency in homes, buildings, industry in the Northeast United States. Building Energy Codes lists code workshops, quarterly reports. Provides links to high performance school design guides; state policies and regulations for school building.
purchase standards for public health equipment and products, such as drinking
water treatment units, plumbing system components and wastewater treatment units.
Ohio Board of Building Standards, Code Information and Applications Tools
state code history and code FAQs; database of licensed electrical safety inspectors
and fire protection system designers; code and other memos; forms; public hearing
drafts for new codes; continuing education forms and course approval list; archived
legal and Attorney General opinions relevant to BBS; and complaint information.
Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Industrial Compliance and Labor
Oversees licensing and continuing education of persons and companies that build, modify and maintain certain structures and building systems. Provides forms; testing schedules; licensing, certification databases for backflow testers, boiler contractors, plumbing inspectors; consumer complaint information and e-mail links; licensing and code FAQs; regulations and statutes; Board of Building Appeals FAQs and schedule. Boiler Section provides boiler contractor license status search; searchable and downloadable boiler database; online boiler inspection submission system; and boiler inspection and operator licensing forms. Elevator Section includes inspection, permit and other forms; technical documents; law updates; rules. Building Code Compliance provides information on plan review, inspections, code compliance for structural, electrical, plumbing, pressure piping, medical gas projects; industrialized building units; modular construction. Includes plan review checklists; contact information for main, regional offices; tools to check the status of plan reviews, permits. Frequently Asked Questions provides information on structural, electrical, plumbing permits, inspections and consultations; certificates for, inspections of boilers, elevators.
Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of State Fire Marshal
Bureau of Storage Tank Regulation provides FAQs; installer and inspector certification information; list of certified installers and inspectors; permit forms; technical fact sheets and guidance documents; online corrective action search; statistics and contacts by county; full text of the bureau's rules. Code Enforcement Division contains FAQs, forms, statutes, rules, code enforcement chart.
Oklahoma Department of Labor
Licensing Division contains boiler operator licensing FAQs and applications. Safety Standards Division includes boiler and pressure vessel safety standards; notices of overdue boiler inspections by county; playground safety checklist and handbook; newsletter.
Oklahoma State Fire Marshal
information about code enforcement; overview of the building permit process and
fee schedule; list of types of buildings that require the seal of an architect
before plan inspections; downloadable plan review transmittal form; information
about school inspections; list of adopted codes.
Online Code Environment and Advocacy Network
Energy code resource site provides information about code adoption and implementation, research, resources, best practices; discussion forum; code news; events listing. Library allows users to browse, download resources by research topic, resource type, audience or code activity. Code Builder allows builders to learn more about codes affecting their specialty. Political Action Tool gives updates on legislative action affecting particular codes. Code Status, by state or jurisdiction, provides applicable codes, code adoption and amendment process, regulatory process, demographic indicators, innovative policies, code resources. People provides search tool to locate energy code organizations, speakers and trainers.
Open Geospatial Consortium
Non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization promulgating standards for geospatial and location-based services. Can view adopted specifications, OpenGIS® specifications and technical papers. Compliance testing program verifies compliant products built using OpenGIS® specifications; can view compliant or implementing products; can apply to test for OpenGIS® compliance online.
Oregon Building Codes Division, Department of Consumer and Business
Contains code standards; forms; publications; applications; electrical, plumbing, elevator, structural and other interpretations; public meeting notices; permit Q&As; technical advisories; compliance complaint form; directory of building department jurisdictions. Code Programs provide board information, code updates, forms, continuing education information, rulings, permit and other information. "CodeLink" monthly newsletter posts code changes, rules and rulings, training opportunities, code-related news. Provides administrative rules and statutes pertaining to the Building Codes Division; full text of some codes and links to order other codes online. Certification includes certification requirements; exam overview; application procedures and forms. Provides online address change form for building officials; master builders; plan examiners; and mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural inspectors. Continuing Education contains electrical and plumbing training calendars. Provides board member lists; calendars; archives of public notices and meetings; rules for Board of Boiler Rules, Building Codes Structures Board, Electrical and Elevator Board, Manufactured Structures and Parks Board, State Plumbing Board, Residential Structures Board.
Online permit service allows contractors to apply and pay for building permits in 18 participating Oregon county and municipal jurisdictions. Visitors can locate jurisdiction for a particular address and obtain jurisdiction contact information; print permit forms.
Oregon Department of Energy
Contains Residential Energy Code, Non-Residential Energy Code, related publications and software. Includes Energy Facility Siting Standards; information about siting process; requirements; guidelines for applicants for site certificates; applications and other information and resources. Industry provides energy efficiency guidelines for particular industries, including lumber, metal casting and steel. School includes control specifications, construction specifications, energy saving performance contract template and high performance school case studies. Government includes State Energy-Efficient Design (SEED) guidelines and information about performance contracting.
Oregon Department of Human Services
Publications contains "Design for Safety: A Technical Assistance Manual," which addresses issues of building design for persons with developmental disabilities. Cross Connection/Backflow Prevention Program provides information about certification for backflow assembly testers and cross-connection inspectors; rules; forms; technical article entitled "Developing a Cross Connection Control Program for a Small Utility."
Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal
Services Unit contains Uniform Code Change request form; Code Interpretations Manual; request for interpretation
form; application to install above-ground tanks for flammable/combustible liquids
and LPG; and analysis of revisions to the Oregon Uniform Fire Code. Fire
and Life Safety contains policies, practices and procedures; Health Care
Facilities Manual; technical bulletins. Contains Protection of Buildings from
Fire and Electrical Safety Law.
Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying
Reference Manual for Building Officials.
Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
Under PDCA Standards, codes and standards can be printed out in PDF.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Resources for Professionals provides information about National Architecture Program, which promotes accessibility; table of applicable federal laws and building codes by project type; accessibility articles from PVA Architecture magazine; Accessible Design publication for sale; accessible home design FAQs.
Pennsylvania Code Training Consortium
Contains database of building code training programs, searchable by region,
intended audience and dates.
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Building Codes includes PA Uniform Construction Code implementation
update, FAQs, code training and local government information.
Lists continuing education providers. Includes code regulations
and statute; variance request forms. Contains building plan
approval process requirements.
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Occupational Licensing Information
certification information and forms for asbestos and lead
professionals, boiler and pressure vessel inspectors, and
elevator companies and safety inspectors; permit information
for installing elevators, boilers and pressure vessels;
boiler, pressure vessel and elevator permit variance information
and forms. Provides information on fire and panic inspections
of buildings, variances. Contains safety, asbestos abatement,
lead, boiler and elevator laws.
Pennsylvania Housing Research Center
Can download code forms; project plans; Builder Briefs and newsletters with code and code training updates. Provides "Stormwater Management Policy" and "When Building Codes and Building Science Conflict" online presentations for builders and developers. Lists development, performance, design publications for sale; building code workshops, conferences, training programs.
Bibliographic database of standards and technical regulations that contains national, European and international standards from 22 countries; includes more than 1.1 million records. Available to subscribers; visitors can view demo.
Pipe Fabrication Institute
Can order engineering and fabrication standards online.
Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association
Codes contains overviews of code development history, role of model codes, Plumbing Code Acceptance of Plastic Piping Systems. Products provides code status for plastic pipe products. Standards provides product standards overview.
Plumbing and Draining Institute
Publications, codes and standards are available in PDF.
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association
Technical Department provides information about National Standard Plumbing Code, hearings, policies and procedures; errata sheet; form to propose code changes; can order code online.
Plumbing Manufacturers Institute
technical education articles on codes, standards and accessibility issues.
Polyurethane Foam Association
Includes fire safety documents and joint industry foam standards.
Portland Cement Association, Building Codes and Standards
Provides information about national reference standard; links to participating organizations; links to guides and standards available for sale or download addressing fire resistance of concrete and other structural systems. State and Local Codes provides state-by-state guide to adopted codes and amendments; state code contacts; code development entities; cement industry employment and revenue statistics. Fire Safety provides detailed resources and amendments to modify the International Building Code to require minimum two-hour non-combustible construction between living units in multi-family dwellings. Technical Support lists industry support contacts.
Reed Construction Data, Building Code Reference Library
Resources, Building Codes provides list of building codes adopted by each state, contact information for amendments, contact information for state building code officials, links to code resources. Under particular states, provides list of building codes adopted by cities, contact information for city code amendments and contact information for city building code officials.
Research Council on Structural Connections
Contains specifications and recommended procedures for structural joints.
Residential Energy Services Network
Contains technical guidelines for national home energy ratings; information on state energy codes and energy code developments; Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Standard. Energy Codes contains residential energy code brochures and papers; lists state statutes and local ordinances that allow home energy ratings as a compliance option for residential energy codes; links to energy code resources.
Residential Fire Safety Institute
jurisdictions by state that require residential fire sprinklers in one- and two-family
homes, including specific conditions for requirements; sprinkler regulations by
state. Contains model ordinances and amendments to NFPA 1, Uniform Fire Code;
fire response zones-based model ordinance; stand-alone model ordinance; information
about safety features of new homes and overview of hotel fire safety. Lists incentives
for installing residential fire sprinklers; includes primer for fire officials
on adopting residential sprinkler ordinances; technical information; quality control
program for residential sprinkler installations; answers to home builder objections
to residential fire sprinkler ordinance; technical information about smoke and
heat detectors; and state regulations for contractors, designers and installers
of NFPA 13D systems.
Responsible Energy Codes Alliance
Provides overview of state and local adoption of building energy codes; map of state code status. Can view and print International Energy Conservation Code state code guides.
Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council
Contains guidelines for conducting accessibility surveys in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
Rhode Island Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review
Contains fire safety codes, regulations, rehabilitation code, interpretations, decisions, schedule of hearings.
Rhode Island State Building Code
Contains full text of the State Building Code.
Russian Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (GOST)
Includes online standards catalog; instructions on ordering standards; list of certification bodies and test laboratories (in Russian), with contact information; online form for information requests.
SAI Global (Standards Australia)
Can purchase Australian and other standards, codes. Can browse standards by topic (includes Building, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Management, Plumbing, Quality Management, Railway and Risk Management); view scope and abstract of each standard. Can order print or PDF copy. Provides subscription information and ordering information for draft standards. Registered users can download some standards for free.
San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disability
Includes California Title 24 Accessibility Standards (1986 Version); California Title 24 - April 1, 1998, Code Changes; Letter from the California Attorney General to Building Departments Regarding Enforcement of Title 24; California Wheelchair Lift Regulations; Uniform Federal Accessibility Guidelines; Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines; Future Federal Rule Making and ATBCB Recreation Advisory Committee Guidelines for Accessible Recreation; Smaller Project Accessibility Verification Form; Disability Access Plan Review Verification Form. Can browse quick sheets on code guidelines, history; overview of state and federal disability access laws, regulations.
Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association
Library provides standards for laboratory fume hoods; installation of scientific laboratory furniture and equipment, work surfaces, laboratory and hospital fixtures. Lists manuals for sale online.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association
Offers interpretations of the literal text of SMACNA's technical manuals, guides and standards by written technical request or inquiry. Publications Store offers downloadable technical papers, including guidelines, building code updates, installation guidelines, test reports.
Smart Communities Network
Provides links to Web sites with information on codes and ordinances related
to sustainable development, including material and water conservation, energy
efficiency design standards, solar access protection; local codes/ordinances providing for sustainability.
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations
and Construction A/E Center includes Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards
FAQs; Smithsonian Institution Accessible Design guidelines and checklist; accessibility
project executive summary and spreadsheet.
Society for Protective Coatings
purchase and download standards online; purchase print copies of standards, including
the complete collection of SSPC standards; view press releases on new standards.
South Carolina Building Code Council
South Carolina amendments to adopted building codes; adoption status of building
codes; recommended code procedure; local amendments; building codes statutes and
regulations; modular building codes overview; listings of current code classes
by approved providers; course calendar; minimum guidelines for course providers;
code forms; code enforcement officer license lookup; and council meeting calendar
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Office of Elevators and Amusement Rides provides Elevator Code, elevator safety inspection information, statutes, regulations, abatement form and code-related FAQs.
South Carolina Energy Office
Commercial/Industrial Sector contains code adoption and compliance information, links to the state Energy Code and other code resources, and examples of code compliant residential buildings. Public Sector contains "Guide to Energy Performance Contracting" and information about projects. Residential Sector provides residential building energy code summary. Includes compliance briefing; program information; links; calendar of energy training programs.
South Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal
Fire Marshal testing guidelines and fees; information about engineering and inspection
services; sprinkler system specification sheet and certificate of compliance;
Fire Marshal rules and regulations.
South Carolina Residential Builders Commission
South Carolina residential construction standards.
South Dakota Department of Health
Health Protection includes statutes and rules and plan review questionnaires for food service and lodging establishments, campgrounds, pools, spas.
South Dakota State Electrical Commission
Provides information on inspections and inspection fees and contact information
for electrical inspectors.
South Dakota State Fire Marshall's Office
links to administrative rules for boiler inspections and for code compliance for
new construction or remodeling of day-care and educational facilities; standards
for manufactured homes; home fire inspection checklist.
South Dakota State Plumbing Commission
Provides contact information for scheduling inspections.
Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI): See, International Code Council
(Standard Building Code)
Stairway Manufacturers' Association
Includes proposed International Residential Code and New York State Residential Code; Visual Code interpretations for stairways; code comment form.
Standard Building Code: See, Southern Building Code Congress International
Offers background information and links on the use of standards in government. Provides definitions, indexes, links to government standards and regulation programs. Includes links to federal agency standards pages, Web sites, training programs; guidelines and standards for assistive technology and accessibility; links to state and local government standards resources; NIST E-Government Standards Resource Center.
States Organization for Boating Access
Offers for sale "Design Handbook for Recreational Boating and Fishing Facilities and Operations"
and "Maintenance Program Guidelines for Recreational Boating Facilities."
State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning, Center
for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access
Provides newsletter archive, Universal Design New York reference manual, research project profiles, discussion lists, other resources.
Steel Door Institute
steel door standards from the Steel Door Institute and ANSI available for sale for free download.
Steel Framing Alliance
Can download for free "AISI Code of Standard Practice for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing" and "Guide to fire and acoustic data for steel floor and wall assemblies." Offers code, design, inspection training and seminars.
Steel Tank Institute
Contains above-ground and underground storage tank standards; U.S. and Canadian tank, fire code requirements; code reference articles.
TAPPI: Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Standards includes information about test methods, technical papers available for download or order.
store for codes, standards, technical books, materials data and other resources
from ANSI, ASTM, ASME, API, AWWA, Hydraulic Institute, ISA, IEC, IEEE, ISO, UL
and other organizations. Offers free technical shareware.
Telecommunications Industry Association
download TIA Engineering Manual and standards catalog; purchase
standards online, including Commercial Building Standards
for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces; Structural Standards
for Steel Antenna Towers and Antenna Supporting Structures;
Residential Telecommunications Cabling Standard; Commercial
Building Grounding (Earthing) and Bonding Requirements for
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention, State Fire Marshal's Office
Permits and Licenses Unit provides blaster rules, applications and complaint procedures; sprinkler contractor application, regulations and requirements. Codes Enforcement Section provides enforcement information; list of state-adopted codes; fee schedule; building code FAQs; and plan review information and submittal form.
Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Division of Real Property Administration
Contains Energy Management Handbook.
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Boiler and Elevator Operations provides boiler and elevator laws and regulations; inspection, installation certification, accident and other forms; code references; lists of boiler and elevator inspectors by county; lists of licensed boiler and elevator erection/repair companies.
Tennessee Office of the State Architect
regulations and minimum standards for school construction.
Tennessee State Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners
Provides Reference Manual for Building Officials and Design Professionals and Standard of Care for Fire Protection Systems Design.
Texas Department of Insurance, State Fire Marshal's Office
Provides fire inspection information; e-mail address to request inspections; rules, statutes; university and off-campus inspection information. Includes fire alarm and sprinkler licensing information; forms; rules; directory of registered firms; exam forms, results, schedule and brochures.
Texas Department of Insurance, Windstorm Inspection Program
Implements inspection requirements that must be met for structures to be considered insurable property for windstorm and hail insurance through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. Provides post-disaster repair guides; list of inspection field offices; map of designated catastrophe areas. Links to Texas Revisions to the International Residential Code and International Building Code. Includes Product Evaluation Index of products evaluated by the department for use in designated catastrophe areas along the Texas Gulf Coast, organized by Construction Specifications Institute categories; submittal requirements; asphalt shingle product information. Provides code, compliance, inspection forms; information about engineering and inspection services; overview of the inspection process and appointment of Texas-licensed engineers as qualified windstorm inspectors; list of appointed engineers; engineering courses, online presentations, seminars, technical packages.
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Architectural Barriers Program
Contains program information; Texas Architectural Barriers Act, Administrative Rules, proposed rules and Texas Accessibility Standards; forms; list of independent providers; technical memos; fee schedule; Texas Accessibility Academy information and registration form. Includes database of registered accessibility specialists; information on training and registration; forms for registration, renewal. Visitors can register projects online to verify compliance with the program or report violations. Can browse database of Architectural Barriers project data.
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Industrialized Housing and Buildings Program
Texas Industrialized Housing and Building Act, which regulates the construction
of residential and commercial modular buildings; rules; Design Review Agency Guide to
Decisions and Interpretations of the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council.
Includes information packets for builders, manufacturers, designers and inspectors;
overview of inspection programs; lists of design review firms, industrialized
builders, manufacturers and inspectors; forms.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Code Enforcement Officers' Registration Program contains statutes, rules, regulations; application forms and instructions; structural engineer member form; registration requirements; exam handbook; fee schedule; roster of enforcement officers; list of enforcement actions; continuing education rules and list of approved courses. Health Facility Program includes explanation of architectural plan review; application and fee schedule; self-certification packet; list of facility types; city zone list. Indoor Air Quality Program lists certified consultants; contains Voluntary Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for Public Schools; mold, flood clean-up resources. Public Swimming Pools and Spa Program provides inspection form; code FAQs; pool and spa standards, regulations. School Safety Program includes school and playground safety standards.
Texas Tech University, Wind Science and Engineering Research Center
Publications contains technical report on the effects of hurricanes and tornadoes on buildings and construction; engineering analysis of tornadoes; damage surveys; engineering assessment of structural damage.
Tile Council of North America
Contains American National Standards Institute standards "General Requirements: Substrates and Preparations by Other Trades" and "General Requirements: Materials, Environmental, and Workmanship."
ToolBase Services: The Home Building Industry's Technical Information Resource
Regulations, and Standards includes "Housing Affordability through
Design Efficiency," "Suggested Methodology for Estimating the Cost Impact
of Changes to the Model Building Codes," "Nationally Applicable Recommended
Rehabilitation Provisions," "Status of Building Regulations for Housing
Rehabilitation" and publications for sale. Failures and Failure Prevention includes code-related documents.
Tree Care Industry Association
Government Affairs provides FAQs on standards; article on standards development; online ordering information for ANSI standards for professional arborists.
Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association, Inc.
Includes highlights of TEMA Standards, standards-related FAQs, an online form for making standards suggestions and inquiries, selected technical inquiries, Q & As, and standards-ordering information.
Ultimate Civil Engineering Directory
links to international building code resources organized by country, standards organizations, databases.
UL Standards InfoNet
The Web site of the standards division of Underwriters Laboratories features
general standards information, an online catalog, product index, recent news and
the scope of all UL standards.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization. Includes information about product certification programs; online directories of certified products; information on ordering print copies of directories of building, roofing, fire resistant and other materials. Online Tools includes current and archival issues of Underwriters Laboratories newsletters; electrical insulation systems database. UL University offers National Electric Code training.
Uniform Building Code: See, International Conference of Building Officials
Uniform Fire Code Association
information on contacting the UFCA Fire Code Coordinator, code interpretation
inquiries, UFC training and certification programs, proposed revisions to the
UFC and UFC international edition; latest issue of UFCA Journal. Offers Uniform
Fire Code, California Electrical Code, California Fire Code for sale.
Uniform Mechanical Code: See, International Conference of Building Officials
Uniform Plumbing Code: See, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
Utah Department of Natural Resources
Energy Office provides energy saving information for schools; commercial energy
code links; residential energy code information; and state buildings energy links.
Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management
standards for energy efficiency in new state buildings and enhanced accessibility
Utah State Fire Marshal
Contains fire prevention safety rules; building code updates; fire sprinkler plan submittal
requirements and forms; and building valuation.
Utah Uniform Building Code Commission
Provides commission and board agenda and minutes; Uniform Building Standards Act; Utah Uniform Building Standards Act Rules; request for code amendment form; Uniform Building Codes training calendar and list of schools; building inspector licensing application and instructions.
Vermont Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety, Fire and Building Safety
Contains Guide to Building, Construction and Occupancy Permits in Vermont; Vermont Fire Prevention and Building Code and its history; construction permit and other permit applications; Guidelines on Fire Ratings of Archaic Materials and Assemblies; Fire Code Gas update; general code information sheets; Asbestos Abatement Guide. Accessibility resources include Vermont Accessibility Rules; access standards for residential housing; accessibility forms; dwelling unit accessibility certification forms; "Prohibitively Costly" policy. Elevator Safety Program provides licensing forms, information, list of licensed contractors. Includes boiler/pressure vessel rules and statutes; information about Tax Credit for Installation and Improvement of Fire Sprinkler Systems. Historic Preservation contains historic variance statute and rules; Fire Prevention and Building Code Compliance for Historic Buildings Guide; and Guide to Renovating Older and Historic Buildings in Vermont.
Vermont Department of Public Service, Energy Efficiency Division
Contains commercial and residential building energy standards; Act 250 Commercial and Industrial Guidelines; Act 250 commercial and industrial construction handout; statewide Energy Efficiency Plan; Building Life Cycle Cost and VTCheck software for download; Vermont Residential Energy Code Handbook. Provides listings of training programs; project materials; compliance guides; Builder Code Kit; articles on energy efficient buildings; Outdoor Lighting Manual.
Vibration Isolation and Seismic Control Manufacturers Association
Can download manuals for installing seismic restraints for mechanical and electrical equipment, ducts, pipes; seismic specification guidelines for mechanical equipment and systems on building projects. Includes technical FAQs, "Understanding the 2000 IBC Code" article.
Vinyl by Design
Contains standards and codes overview by type of application.
Vinyl Siding Institute
downloadable ASTM standard for vinyl siding and information
on fire properties of vinyl siding.
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
State Building Codes and Regulations contains latest building and fire regulations, Uniform Statewide Building Code, Statewide Fire Prevention Code, Industrialized Building Regulations, related forms and links; information about technical support for and hearings on Uniform Statewide Building Code; online assistance form for manufactured and industrialized building codes. State Fire Marshal's Office provides information about inspection programs and construction inspections; checklists and forms; listing of top 10 code violations; list of local fire officials; fire safety tips; blaster certification application and candidate brochure. Building and Fire Code Training and Certification Office provides online system for building code training, fee schedule, applications, certification matrix and standards; lists local building code officials.
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
and Pressure Vessel Safety includes boiler basics; inspection
and certification information; rules and regulations; forms;
technical letters, interpretations and list of inspection
Washington Department of Labor and Industries, Electrical Inspection
Contains monthly Code Guidance newsletter from the Department of Labor
and Industries' Office of the Chief Electrical Inspector.
Washington Department of Labor and Industries, Trades and Licensing
Elevators provides contractor and mechanic licensing requirements and application forms; inspector directory; permit fee schedule; permit, inspection and safety forms; building owner forms. Boilers provides boiler and pressure vessel permit and inspection information, fee schedule, inspector directory, inspector training, education materials; Board of Boiler rules; inspection and other boiler forms; special notices. Factory-Built Structures provides plan review information, fees, forms, publications.
Washington Office of the State Fire Marshal
Fire Protection Policy Board contains information about fire and life safety inspections, plan review. Contains Emergency Procedures for Multi Residential Buildings and forms.
Washington State Building Code Council
Can view full-text state building codes, order print copies and print amendment
proposal forms. Contains statutory language, links to applicable chapters of the
Revised Code of Washington, council policies and procedures, and code interpretations.
Information about technical advisory groups includes workplans, member lists,
meeting schedules and past meeting agendas and minutes.
Welding Research Council
catalog of WRC Bulletins that include standards, design guides, recommended practices,
and other technical publications organized topically and numerically; online order
form; standard welding procedures updates; newsletter; information about upcoming
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Office of Environmental Health Services, Environmental
Sewage System Regulations, Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention Regulations,
Water Well Regulations, Design Standards for Swimming Pools, Public Water Supply
Design Standards, Water Well Design Standards, Sewage Treatment and Collection
System Design Standards, Drinking Water Treatment Revolving Fund Regulations,
and Public Water Systems Capacity Development Regulations.
West Virginia Office of the State Fire Marshal
full-text state Fire Code; inspection, plan review, blaster permit forms.
Why the World Trade Center Buildings Collapsed
written by retired New York Deputy Fire Chief Vincent Dunn analyzes structural
and building code factors that, in his opinion, may have contributed to the collapse
of the World Trade Center Twin Towers. Includes links to other articles on fire safety
and disaster-resistant design.
Window and Door Manufacturers Association
Can download technical bulletin on positive pressure fire doors, other bulletins; WDMA Technical Handbook; New IS1A Standard for Architectural Wood Flush Doors and related technical bulletins; Technical Position Statement on Exterior Side-Hinged Door Systems. Lists standards for sale online.
Wire Reinforcement Institute
technical and code-related information and a list of standards available for sale,
with order form. Can download "Manual of Standard Practice – Structural
Welded Wire Reinforcement," "Design of Slab on Ground Foundations: An
Update," Tech Facts, Case Studies and other selected technical publications.
Wiring Harness Manufacturer's Association
Offers the "Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies" standard and training videos for sale online.
Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Commercial and Residential Building Codes
Can view text of Commercial Building Code; Uniform Dwelling Code; codes for manufactured homes, gas systems, boilers and pressure vessels, refrigeration, energy efficiency, solar energy, plumbing, electrical systems, elevators, fire prevention, public swimming pools, sanitation, smoke detectors, gas systems.
Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Division of Environmental and Regulatory Services
Bureau of Storage Tank Regulation provides technical guidance; list of material approvals by type; registration, permit, notification, variance and inspection forms; checklists; regulations; and revisions to Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code. Fire Prevention provides official code interpretations and code order information.
Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Division of Safety and Buildings
Contains current codes; latest and archival issues of Wisconsin Construction Code Report, with code updates, articles and forms; information on adoption of the new 2002 Commercial Building Code and Fire Code; submittal kit and Q&As; analysis of adopted rules; code order forms; rule changes and revisions; information, schedule and registration forms for electrical, plumbing, energy, commercial building code and Uniform Dwelling code training. Commercial Buildings Program provides link to full text of code; alternate standard evaluations; Q&As; forms; online commercial building plan review scheduling; list of commercial building inspectors and plan reviewers. Provides schedule of plan review appointments and plan review submittal kit. Boiler and Pressure Vessel Program contains Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code; registration forms; and plan review and inspection database of boilers, pressure vessels, elevators, lifts, mechanical refrigeration and moving walks. Publications includes Component Manuals, permit brochures, Building Code Report, Plumbing Code Report and plumbing products register; division administrative rules and codes; library of code and licensing documents and articles; calendar of advisory council meetings; and hearing notices. Lists certified municipalities that provide plan reviews for commercial buildings; certified municipalities with inspection-only authority; and cross-connection control devices by county. Licenses includes plan review, notice and other forms, including Wisconsin Uniform Building Permit Application; checklists; compliance statements; and worksheets.
Wood Truss Council of America
Technical Resources includes standards and code updates, position papers. Online Catalog offers code and standards for sale.
WoodWorks for Non-Residential Construction
Initiative of the Wood Products Council, a cooperative venture of major wood associations in North America. Building Codes includes links to fire, design and building code documents for download or for sale. Durability includes technical documents on durability, moisture control, termite control, coloration. Seismic Protection includes seismic technical resources for download or for sale. Fire Protection includes fire resistance and code acceptance documents for download or for sale. Wind Resistance includes links to wind resistance documents for sale.
World Trade Center – NIST
Web page dedicated to building and fire safety investigations of the causes of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers. Contains updates, presentations, investigation and findings reports, photos, other documents.
Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, ADA Accessibility Section
Provides state accessibility statutes and a list of current projects.
Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Division of Consumer Health Services, Environmental Health includes Swimming Pool and Spa Health and Safety Act; pool and spa regulations; chlorination chart for wells and water systems; list of basic requirements for commercial spas and pools.
Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety
Provides fire safety statutes, Electrical Board regulations, current events. Lists members of Council on Fire Prevention; provides meeting minutes. Fire Prevention provides information on when plan review is needed for fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, aboveground storage tanks, new and remodeled construction, state facilities, schools, day care centers, hotels and motels, senior citizen housing. Plan Reviews explains plan review system and requirements for building plans, commercial hood systems, aboveground storage tanks, fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems; lists applicable codes. Includes plan review packet, notification form, calculator. Electrical Board provides contact information for permitting questions. Electrical Safety provides directory of inspectors; lists inspectors by counties served. Wiring Permit explains permitting requirements.