North American Standards & Guidelines

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ACI 530.1-88/ ASCE 6-88 Masonry structures specification.  The requirements for ties and anchors made of Type 304 stainless steel are covered in Section
SEI/ASCE-8-02 Specification for the Design of Cold Formed Stainless Steel Structural Members

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ANSI/ASCE-8-90 Specification for the Design of Cold Formed Stainless Steel Structural Members (This has been replaced by the updated specification SEI/ASCE 8-02, see above.)

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

CSI’s ManuSpec® and Spec-Data® manuals contain company specifications for stainless steel products and are available on the web at Architect’s First Source

Indiana Limestone Institute of America, Inc.

The Indiana Limestone Handbook discusses stainless steel stone anchoring and flashing.

National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers (NAAMM)

These manufacturers of architectural, ornamental and miscellaneous metal products publish manuals on metal finishes, grating, custom hollow doors, metal stairs, and flagpoles.  They have several publications that may be of interest:  Pipe Railing Manual, Metal Stairs Manual, Metal Finishes Manual, and Metal Curtain Wall Manual.

National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

This organization provides training programs, technical assistance and publishes technical manuals such as:
Architectural Sheet Metal and Metal Roofing Manual, 5th Edition, 300 pgs.

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Assoc. (SMACNA)

Members include ventilating, air handling, architectural and industrial sheet metal, kitchen equipment, testing and balancing, siding, decking, and specialty fabrication contractors. They prepare standards and codes, and sponsor research and educational programs.  Publications include manuals, practices, and codes.  They have several publications of interest: Architectural Sheet Metal Manual, Architectural Sheet Metal Specifications of Custom-Fabricated Roofing, HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal and Flexible, covers stainless steel, and Kitchen Equipment Fabrication Guidelines.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

UL 410 Slip resistance of floor surface materials (Stainless steel floor plate meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act)