Fledgling Standards-Writing Program: Progress Report

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1979, Vol. 49, Issue 3, Pg. 80-84

Document Type: Feature article


Officially reborn just over two years ago, ASCE's standards effort now includes more than a dozen standards-writing committees at work or now being formed. Focus is in four areas: structures; environmental; geotechnical; and nuclear power plants. Article describes the technical problem leading to formation of each standard-writing committee, status of the standard-writing effort. Also explained is the Society's philosophy and strategy as it resumes standards-writing after a hiatus of several decades, and how the standards-writing process differs from the technical paper review and publication process. (A companion article clarifies pending federal action by OMB and FTC that would affect the young ASCE effort.)

Subject Headings: Standards and codes | Power plants | Environmental issues | Geotechnical engineering | Nuclear power | Publications | Federal government

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