Standards & Codes (ASTM, Fire, IEEE, Industry & Technical)

What is a Standard?

"Simply stated, a standard is a document used repeatedly as a rule, guideline or definition. It is developed by a committee of experts who work within different areas of a particular industry – this ensures that the standard is well-rounded."

[From: The American Welding Society Standards]

TechStreet for Technical Standards

If you are looking for current technical standards such as the latest ASME, ASCE, ASHRAE, ISO, SAE,  etc. standards, please search TechStreet and contact either Interlibrary Loan or the SHEM team.  We may be able to purchase the standard for you. This service is only available for current U of U faculty, staff, or students.

ANSI & ISO standards: Temporary access for COVID-19

ANSI  has made some standards available free in response to COVID-19, including 31 ISO standards. Most of the standards are related to technology related to fighting the pandemic.

To access the free portal, individual users must accept the license agreement and register. Once registered, users can return to the portal via First time visitors should go to to register.

Standards & Codes Databases


includes Standards, the ASTM Digital Library (with links to Journals, Selected Technical Papers, Manuals/Monographs, Data Series, Proceedings, Bulletins, Materials Research and Standards, and CHETAH published and managed by the ASTM), and Other Content (AASHTO, AATCC, ACI, API, ISO MIL and the Unified Numbering System (UNS), and UOP.)‚Äč


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