International Alliance for Operability
North America (IAI)
This global standards-setting organization’s members represent engineers, commercial building owners, facility managers, product manufacturers, contractors, and architects – all dedicated to encouraging effective means of information exchange among software platforms and applications serving the design/build community.
[Editor’s Note: “Proposals, designs, schedules, estimates, and other construction documents can easily be swapped back and forth across the Internet.”]
International Code Council (ICC)
Although most information isn’t accessible unless you’re a registered member, this site offers codes opinions, an option to purchase codes online, discounts on some of the most contemporary codes in the world, expert technical assistance, the latest codes news, and professional training.
[Editor’s Note: “Find out how you can hire the ICC to educate you and your staff about using and enforcing international codes.”]
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Find catalog lists of standards, information on ISO 9000 and ISO 14000, and much more. There’s even a section featuring info on the formation and development of standards. (And if you get confused, don’t worry … there’s an “abbreviations” section that explains different ISO acronyms.)
[Editor’s Note: “Features a great Q&A section on standardization, what it means, and why it’s important.”]
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