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MADCAD provides building codes, evaluation standards, design standards, and technical bulletins. Our package includes:

  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) design loads for buildings and other structures
  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) most used design standards
    • ASHRAE Standard 135 A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks
    • ASHRAE Standard 90.1 (IP Edition) Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (ANSI Approved; IESNA Co-sponsored)
    • ASHRAE Standard 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings (ANSI Approved; USGBC and IES Co-sponsored)
    • ASHRAE 15 Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems
    • ASHRAE 34 Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants
    • ASHRAE Standard 62.1 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
    • ASHRAE Standard 62.2 Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings
    • ASHRAE Standard 90.2 Energy-Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings
    • ASHRAE Standard 52.2 Method of Testing General Ventilation Air-Cleaning Devices for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size (ANSI Approved)
    • ASHRAE Standard 55-2010 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy (ANSI approved)
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) safety code for elevators and escalators
  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards referenced in the I-Codes listed above [about 280 standards]
  • FEMA codes [about 140 codes]
  • ICC (International Codes Council) building codes
    • International residential code for one- and two-family dwellings
    • International building code
    • International fire code
    • International existing building code
    • International plumbing code
    • International performance code for buildings and facilities
    • International fuel gas code
    • International mechanical code
    • International energy conservation code
    • International private sewage disposal code
    • International zoning code
    • International wildland-urban interface code
    • International property maintenance code
  • NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) national fire code [about 750 codes]
  • SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association) architectural sheet metal manual
  • Virginia state codes


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June 17, 2012


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