Supporting the Construction Professional

ASTM standards for building and construction

The floors we walk on and the roads we drive on are all crafted utilizing the test methods, specifications and practices that make up ASTM's body of standards. Thousands of construction professionals implement these standards every day to create our convenient and safe surroundings.

Two critical resources for every construction professional - ASTM Standards in Building Codes and the ASTM Construction Collection - together include nearly 4,000 standards. Bought separately or as a combination product, these resources arm you with some of the most comprehensive and credible construction information available today.

ASTM Standards in Building Codes contains over 2,000 specifications, practices and test methods that aid in the design of buildings to meet international code requirements.

When you use this product, you can be sure you're getting the most up-to-date versions of the ASTM standards referenced in the:

  • International Codes published by ICC
  • National Building Code of Canada National Research Council Canada
  • Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code – International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
  • BSD SpecLink
  • NFPA5000 – Building Construction and Safety Code
  • SPECTEXT Master Guide Specifications
  • Green Standards (Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers, International Green Construction Code (IgCC), Green Globes)
  • American Welding Society: Structural Welding Code D1.1/D1M:2010
  • UL Global Standards
  • National Roofing Contractors Association

A companion to ASTM Standards in Building Codes, the ASTM Construction Collection boasts over 2,300 standards from all 13 volumes of the construction section of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards.

Subjects include cement, lime, gypsum, concrete and aggregates, road and paving materials, roofing, waterproofing, bituminous materials, concrete pipe, masonry, thermal insulation, fire standards and sealants.

When you combine these two resources (the ASTM Building Codes/Construction Collection), you get all 2,012 standards in ASTM Standards in Building Codes plus 1,879 additional standards for a total of more than 3,890 standards.

Every wall, roof, surface and more are addressed in standards for cement, lime, gypsum, concrete and aggregates, road and paving materials, roofing, waterproofing, bituminous materials, concrete pipe, masonry, thermal insulation, environmental acoustics, building seals and sealants, fire standards, dimension stone, soil and rock, building construction, property, management systems and geosynthetics.

Available in various formats online, these collections guarantee you are using the latest ASTM standards. Single-user or corporate-wide, multi-user subscriptions are available. The plus version gives you immediate access to any standards newly published or revised during the course of your subscription, and includes active, redlined, historical and withdrawn standards.

Construction professionals have long relied on ASTM for the vital tools to help them build safe and functional buildings, bridges and roads. ASTM has evolved along with the needs of the construction industry and will continue to do so, providing a strong foundation of knowledge for all who strive to ensure the safety of our built environment.

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