I want to learn AASHTO, ASTM and other US codes of practice related with civil engineering construction. Please help me how I can get access.
Hi Daniel,You are on the right track. Since you are in NY then the NYC Building Codes have information that will help you in your design work. There are also reference standards from ASCE, NFPA and others. Also look at the historic NYC building codes to determine how an existing structure was built. I also studied building codes from other parts of the country to learn the differences and how they were developed. Today it is easier with the International Code Council and the internet. To truly understand a code you need to see how it was developed and why it was developed. Two valuable lessons I learned while working were - "go to the site and inspect the structures to see exactly how they are being constructed or how they were constructed" and "ask questions" not just to engineers but also contractors, laborers etc.
John Giardiello, PE