AASHTO accreditation requires legally accessed standards, either hardcopy or electronic. Copies of standards can be purchased through the AASHTO Bookstore.
ASTM International standards can be purchased through their Standards & Publications.
New Online Standards
The AASHTO “Materials Book” now available as a web edition!
- Instant online access with nothing to download and install
- Single and multi-user license agreements
- 12-month annual subscription - throughout your subscription period, you will have the most current, balloted, up-to-date edition
- Automatic publication updates as they become available
- Easy search by keywords
- Ability to highlight and add bookmarks and notes that can be shared with others in your organization
View the 2017 Web-Based Materials Book Brochure
for more details.
We have received several questions about the online access to AASHTO standards now offered by the AASHTO bookstore. Please keep in mind that this is a new service, and AASHTO publications will be making changes in the future to enhance the user experience. We hope that the following response addresses most of our customer questions. If not, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they can help answer your questions.
Will this system provide access to all AASHTO standards that are current in the time period in which I maintain a subscription?
Yes. If your account covers the current year and extends into the date of release of the following year’s edition of the standards, you will have access to both. Please be advised that rather than having access to both versions once a replacement has been made, you will only have access to the current version at that point. Also be aware that the updating of standards on the web-based version may lag somewhat behind their publication in print.
Will this system provide access to previously published versions of standards?
No. Only the current versions will be made available, but users will be able to print the standards and access them in the future if necessary.
Will I be able to access the standards in the future if I let my online subscription lapse?
Not unless you have printed them. Subscribers will only have access for the period of time for which they have paid. Continued subscription is the only way to ensure continued access to the current versions of the standards.
Are the tracked-changes versions available through the online access?
No, they are not.
Does the AASHTO bookstore offer a discount for AASHTO accredited laboratories?
Yes. We have emailed AASHTO accredited laboratories the code, but if you misplaced it, please contact us. It is only for laboratories that maintain AASHTO Accreditation.
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