Building Standards

Building standards approach the standardization of buildings from multiple standpoints. Design considerations such as energy efficiency and seasonal thermal performance are covered alongside structural design and service-life planning. The International Code Council standards provide a framework for building design, construction, and maintenance through its collection of sixteen building codes. Lastly, there is a focus on door standards published by BHMA due to their importance in safety and functionality.

International Code Council Standards

International Code Council Standards are a series of standards for buildings, unifying certain aspects of their design and construction to promote compatibility and reliability. They are revised and re-released every 3 years to stay up to date. We have organized them here by code and by year. Additionally, state specific ICC standards are included, as well as packages to make purchasing sets of standards easier. These standards serve to streamline the design, construction, renovation, and use of an assortment of buildings.

Building & Design Standards

Building and Design standards cover everything from the foundation, to the structural skeleton, all the way through to indoor environment considerations and service-life calculations. With an eye toward efficiency in energy expenditure for climate control, building and design standards help reduce expenses while raising quality.

BHMA Door Standards

Door standards from the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association address a range of features and characteristics of doors. Covering door controls, hanging, locking, trimming, power assist, and other standards, this set comes together to provide a comprehensive toolkit for manufacturers to create hardware that designers and users can depend on with a focus on reliability and interoperability.

Radon Testing Standards

Radon testing standards cover both measurement and prevention/mitigation during the design phase. With multiple standards developers contributing to the body of knowledge, standardization provides a resource for home builders and safety inspections throughout the building's life-cycle. Different structures require different measurement methods, and AARST has published seperate standards for these, with schools, large buildings, multifamily homes, and townhouses being addressed.Radon measurement requires accurate and precise instruments and procedures, and ASTM, ISO, and IEC have developed standards that address this aspect of radon testing.


Window standards cover a variety of topics ranging from building to ship and boat windows. The standards outline specifications including test method for determining water penetration, heated glass panes, measurement of air leakage, and installation.