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Materials Selection and Design

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Designing to Codes and Standards

Thomas A. Hunter
Thomas A. Hunter
Forensic Engineering Consultants Inc.
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66 - 71


This article discusses the need, purposes and objectives of codes and standards. It describes the types of codes, including safety codes, and trade codes, and the types of standards, including industry consensus standards, product definition standards, and commercial standards. The article provides information on organizations that prepare codes and standards. It tabulates sponsoring organizations for standards published by the American National Standards Institute and concludes with a discussion on designer's responsibility.

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Thomas A. Hunter, 1997. "Designing to Codes and Standards", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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