Free Online Building Codes

A list of links to free building codes and standards used by architects, engineers, and construction professionals.

ADA Standards for Accessible Design

A discussion of the guidelines and standards of accessibility used for building design in the United States. The article covers the ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the Architectural Barriers Act.

Types of Construction Specifications

The article describes the three main types of construction specifications: Performance, Prescriptive, and Proprietary. Also covered is MasterFormat, the industry standard for writing construction specifications.

MasterFormat Specification Divisions (CURRENT)

Information about the 2004 MasterFormat, which is used in construction specifications.

MasterFormat 1995 Specification Divisions (OLD)

Information about the old and outdated MasterFormat 1995, which is no longer supported by the Construction Specifications Institute.

UniFormat Specifications

UniFormat is a way of organizing construction information by major system. A list of the major elements is included.

AIA Contract Document Numbering System

This article provides an overview of how the AIA Construction Documents are numbered so that documents can be identified or found quickly.

Project Planning and Scheduling

An overview of the various planning and scheduling methods used in construction, including: Critical Path Method (CPM) and Resource Oriented Scheduling.

Construction Project Delivery Methods

There are a few common contractual arrangements or delivery methods used in construction. We'll address Design-Bid-Build, Construction Manager at Risk, Design Build, Integrated Project Delivery, and Public-Private-Partnerships
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