This article discusses the need, purposes, and objectives of codes and standards. It describes several types of codes, such as safety and trade codes, and the different types of standards, namely, 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 the standards published by the American National Standards Institute and concludes with a discussion on a designer's responsibilities.
Thomas A. Hunter, Designing to Codes and Standards, Materials Selection and Design, Vol 20, ASM Handbook, Edited By George E. Dieter, ASM International, 1997, p 66–71, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v20.a0002430
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