Tools: Specs & Standards

These spec and standards tools support a variety of construction projects.

Standards Groups:

American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM): www.astm.org/Standard/index.shtml?complete

Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE): www.ieee.org/publications_standards/index.html

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA): http://nema.org/stds/

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): www.asce.org/ProgramProductLine.aspx?id=6277

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): www.asme.org/codes

International:

International Organization for Standardization (ISO): www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue.htm

Federal:

Department of Defense (DOD): http://dsp.dla.mil/APP_UIL/SpecsAndStandards.aspx?action=content&accounttype=displaySpecs&contentid=40

Department of Energy (DOE): www.standards.doe.gov

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): www.faa.gov/air_traffic/nas/system_standards

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Dam Safety Program: www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/damfailure/ndsp.shtm

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): https://standards.nasa.gov/

Nation Institute of Building Science (NIBS) Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG): www.wbdg.org/ccb/ccb.php

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC): http://itl.erdc.usace.army.mil/library/publications.html

State of Texas:

Texas Dept. of Transportation (TxDOT) Specifications: www.txdot.gov/business/specifications.htm

TxDOT: Bid Averages: www.txdot.gov/business/avgd.htm

TxDOT Departmental Material Specs (DMS): www.txdot.gov/business/contractors_consultants/material_specifications/dms.htm

TxDOT CAD Standard Plan Files: www.txdot.gov/business/standardplanfiles.htm

City of San Antonio (COSA):

Documents online: https://webapps1.sanantonio.gov/dsddocumentcentral/

COSA Standard Specs: www.sanantonio.gov/cims/standardspecificationsV2.asp?res=1280&ver=true

COSA Standards Specs for Construction (2008): www.sanantonio.gov/cims/pdf/COSAStandardSpecificationsforConstructionJune2008.pdf

CPS Energy Specs: www.cpsenergy.com/Developers_Builders/New_Infrastructure/specifications/default.asp

San Antonio Water System (SAWS) Specs: www.saws.org/business_center/specs/govtrelocation

Organizations:

American Concrete Institute (ACI): www.concrete.org/general/home.asp

American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI): www.steel.org

American National Standards Institute (ANSI): http://ansi.org/

American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI): http://asbi-assoc.org/

Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI): www.post-tensioning.org/contact_us.php

The Water Institute: http://ncppp.org/councilinstitutes/wi.shtml

Spec & STD Services:

Free specs, standards, handbooks, documents and pubs: www.everyspec.com

Standards service: http://global.ihs.com/

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