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A guide to engineering standards at CSULB

Free (or low cost) standards

ANSI University Outreach Program

ANSI's outreach program educates and advises faculty about standards in the classroom and in curriculum. Through this program, faculty and students can get complimentary access to a defined group of ISO or IEC standards for the duration of a course.


ASHRAE Read-Only Standards

ASHRAE offers free, read-only access to a select number of their "current popular standards" and standards referenced in code.


Incorporated by Reference (IBR) Standards Hosted by ANSI

This ANSI portal provides free access to select read-only, full-text standards incorporated by reference in U.S. federal regulations.


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Free Standards List

NIST offers a list of standards bodies that make some or all of their standards free, or free with membership.

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