ARE Reference Material Links to Codes and Standards

For each ARE division, candidates should be familiar with the latest edition of the following codes and standards.


International Code Council, Inc.

IBC 2015:

IBC Energy Code 2015

IRC 2015

Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL)

– UL number lookup

– UL code relation database

 US Department of Justice

– 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

 American National Standards Institute

– A117.1 – 2003: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

 National Fire Protection Association

– NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, 2009

2006 Edition

2009 Chapter 10

2009 Excerpt

– NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, 2008

2008 NEC Free Download

 American Concrete Institute

– ACI 318-08: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

 2008 Significant Changes from 2005

2008 Table of Contents

 American Institute of Steel Construction

– AISC 360-05: Specification for Structural Steel Buildings

– AISC 340-05: Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings

 American Society of Civil Engineers

– ASCE 7-05: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

 American Institute of Architects

AIA Documents, current edition 

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