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Where can I find more information on all of the NDS references?

1. ACI 318-02 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, 2002.
Available at http://www.iccsafe.org. Click here for possible direct link.

2. ACI 530-99/ASCE 5-99/TMS 402-99 Building Code Requirements
for Masonry Structures, American Concrete
Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, 1999.
Available from http://www.pubs.asce.org/. Click here for possible direct link.

3. AISI 1035 Standard Steels, American Iron and Steel Institute,
Washington, DC, 1985.

4. ANSI Standard A190.1-2002, Structural Glued
Laminated Timber.
APA – The Engineered Wood Association
http://www.apawood.org/

5. ANSI/ASCE Standard 7-02, Minimum Design Loads for
Buildings and Other Structures, American Society of Civil
Engineers, Reston, VA, 2003.
Available from the ASCE Bookstore.

6. ANSI/ASME Standard B1.1-1989, Unified Inch Screw
Threads UN and UNR Thread Form, American Society of
Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY, 1989.
Available from the ASME website.

7. ANSI/ASME Standard B18.2.1-1996, Square and Hex
Bolts and Screws (Inch Series), American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, New York, NY, 1997.
Available from the ASME website.

8. ANSI/ASME Standard B18.6.1-1981 (Reaffirmed 1997),
Wood Screws (Inch Series), American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, New York, NY, 1982.
Available from the ASME website.

9. ANSI/TPI 1-2002 National Design Standard for Metal Plate
Connected Wood Trusses, Truss Plate Institute, 2002.
Available from the Truss Plate Institute.

10. ASTM Standard A36-04, Specification for Standard Structural
Steel, ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004.
Available from www.astm.org.

11. ASTM Standard A47-99, Specification for Ferritic Malleable
Iron Castings, ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA,
1999.
Available from www.astm.org.

12. ASTM A 153-03, Specification for Zinc Coating (Hot Dip)
on Iron and Steel Hardware, ASTM, West Conshohocken,
PA, 2003.
Available from www.astm.org.

13. ASTM A 370-03a, Standard Test Methods and Definitions
for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products, ASTM, West
Conshohocken, PA, 2003.
Available from www.astm.org.

14. ASTM Standard A 653-03, Specification for Steel Sheet,
Zinc Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc Iron Alloy Coated
(Galvannealed) by the Hot Dip Process, 2003.
Available from www.astm.org.

15. ASTM Standard D 25-91, Round Timber Piles, ASTM,
West Conshohocken, PA, 1991.
Available from www.astm.org.

16. ASTM Standard D 245-00e1 (2002), Establishing Structural
Grades and Related Allowable Properties for Visually
Graded Lumber, ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002.
Available from www.astm.org.

17. ASTM Standard D 1760-01, Pressure Treatment of Timber
Products, ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA, 2001.
Available from www.astm.org.

18. ASTM Standard D 1990-00e1 (2002), Establishing Allowable
Properties for Visually Graded Dimension Lumber from
In-Grade Tests of Full Size Specimens, ASTM, West
Conshohocken, PA, 2002.
Available from www.astm.org.

19. ASTM Standard D 2555-98e1, Establishing Clear Wood
Strength Values, ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998.
Available from www.astm.org.

20. ASTM Standard D 2899-95, Establishing Design Stresses
for Round Timber Piles, ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA,
1995.
Available from www.astm.org.

21. ASTM Standard D 3200-74(2000), Establishing Recommended
Design Stresses for Round Timber Construction
Poles, ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000.
Available from www.astm.org.

22. ASTM Standard D 3737-03, Establishing Stresses for
Structural Glued Laminated Timber (Glulam), ASTM, West
Conshohocken, PA, 2003.
Available from www.astm.org.

23. ASTM Standard D 5055-04, Establishing and Monitoring
Structural Capacities of Prefabricated Wood I-Joists,
ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004.
Available from www.astm.org.

24. ASTM Standard D 5456-03, Evaluation of Structural
Composite Lumber Products, ASTM, West Conshohocken,
PA, 2003.
Available from www.astm.org.

25. ASTM Standard D5764-97a (2002), Test Method for Evaluating
Dowel Bearing Strength of Wood and Wood Base Products,
ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002.
Available from www.astm.org.

26. ASTM Standard D5933-96 (2001) , Standard Specification
for 2-5/8 in. and 4 in. Diameter Metal Shear Plates for
Use in Wood Construction, ASTM, West Conshohocken,
PA, 2001.
Available from www.astm.org.

27. ASTM Standard F 606-02e1, Determining the Mechanical
Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners,
Washers, and Rivets, ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA,
2002.
Available from www.astm.org.

28. ASTM Standard F1575-03, Standard Test Method for Determining
Bending Yield Moment of Nails, ASTM, West
Conshohocken, PA, 2003.
Available from www.astm.org.

29. ASTM Standard F1667-03, Standard for Driven Fasteners:
Nails, Spikes, and Staples, ASTM, West Conshohocken,
PA, 2003.
Available from www.astm.org.

30. AWPA Book of Standards, American Wood Preservers' Association,
Granbury, TX, 2003.
Available from the AWPA store.

31. American Softwood Lumber Standard, Voluntary Product
Standard PS 20-99, National Institute of Standards and
Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1999.
Available at ALSC's website.

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32. Design/Construction Guide Diaphragms and Shear Walls,
Form L350, APA The Engineered Wood Association,
Tacoma, WA, 2001.
Available from the APA.

33. Engineered Wood Construction Guide, Form E30, APA The
Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, WA, 2001.
Available from the APA.

34. Plywood Design Specification and Supplements, Form
Y510, APA The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma,
WA, 1997.
Available from the APA.

35. PS1-95, Construction and Industrial Plywood, United
States Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards
and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 1995.

36. PS2-92, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-
Use Panels, United States Department of Commerce, National
Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD,
1992.
Available at http://www.plumcreek.com/downloads/productInfo/S350.pdf

37. SAE J412, General Characteristics and Heat Treatment of
Steels, Society of Automotive Engineers, Warrendale, PA,
1995.
Available from the SAE website.

38. SAE J429, Mechanical and Material Requirements for Externally
Threaded Fasteners, Society of Automotive
Engineers, Warrendale, PA, 1999.
Available from the SAE website.

39. Specification for Structural Joints Using ASTM A325 or
A490 Bolts, American Institute of Steel Construction
(AISC), Chicago, IL, 1985.

40. Specification for Structural Steel Buildings Allowable
Stress Design and Plastic Design, American Institute of
Steel Construction (AISC), Chicago, IL, 1989.
Available from the Tech Street Website.

41. Specification for the Design of Cold Formed Steel Structural
Members, American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI),
Washington, DC, 1996.
Available from http://www.steel.org

42. Standard Grading Rules for Canadian Lumber, National
Lumber Grades Authority (NLGA), New Westminster, BC,
Canada, 2003.
Available from http://www.nlga.org/newbooks.html

43. Standard Grading Rules for Northeastern Lumber, Northeastern
Lumber Manufacturers Association (NELMA),
Cumberland Center, ME, 2003.
Available from http://www.nelma.org/

44. Standard Grading Rules for Northern and Eastern Lumber,
National Softwood Lumber Bureau (NSLB),
Cumberland Center, ME, 1993.

45. Standard Grading Rules for Southern Pine Lumber, Southern
Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB), Pensacola, FL, 2002.
Available at http://www.spib.org/publications.shtml

46. Standard Grading Rules for West Coast Lumber, West Coast
Lumber Inspection Bureau (WCLIB), Portland, OR, 2004.
Available from http://www.wclib.org/

47. Standard Specifications for Grades of California Redwood
Lumber, Redwood Inspection Service (RIS), Novato, CA,
2000.
Available at http://www.calredwood.org/ref/lit.htm

48. Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges, American
Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
(AASHTO), Washington, DC, 1987.
More recent version is available at http://bookstore.transportation.org/

49. Western Lumber Grading Rules, Western Wood Products
Association (WWPA), Portland, OR, 2005.
Available at http://www.wwpa.org/

50. Design Manual for TECO Timber Connectors Construction,
TECO/Lumberlok, Colliers, WV, 1973.
Available at http://www.clevelandsteel.com/documentation.html
Available for download here.

51. Technical Report 12 General Dowel Equations for Calculating
Lateral Connection Values, American Forest & Paper
Association (AF&PA), Washington, DC, 1999.
Available for download.

52. Timber Construction Manual, American Institute of Timber
Construction (AITC), John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
Available at https://www.aitc-glulam.org

53. Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material, General
Technical Report 113, Forest Products Laboratory, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, 1999.
Available at http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fplgtr113/fplgtr113.htm

54. ASTM Standard D 2915-03, Standard Practice for Evaluating
Allowable Properties for Grades of Structural Lumber,
ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003.
Available at http://www.astm.org/
Click here for a direct link.

55. ASTM Standard D 5457-04, Standard Specification for Computing the Reference Resistance of Wood-Based Materials and Structural Connections for load and Resistance Factor Design, ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004.
Available from http://www.astm.org/

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