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AASHTO Standards

AASHTO Accreditation requires legally accessed standards, either hardcopy or electronic.  Copies of AASHTO standards can be purchased through the AASHTO Store.

AASHTO provides accredited laboratories with an exclusive discount code to purchase the Materials Standards at the discounted AASHTO member price. For more information on this exclusive discount, AASHTO Accredited laboratories may contact Kimberly Swanson, Communications Manager, AASHTO re:source, via email at kswanson@aashtoresource.org.

ASTM International standards can be purchased through their Standards & Publications

PDF DOWNLOAD FORMAT

The PDF Download format retains the features and functionality of the previous web-based format. Subscribers to the annual edition automatically receive access to all updates published during their subscription period; customers may purchase single- or multi-user licenses; and customers also have access to archived PDF Download copies of recent editions (2014—2019) of the Standards, free of charge.

Of particular note, the PDF Download format provides users with an upgraded printing capability. Customers can now print any portion of the publication—from a single page to the entire book—with a single click. And, printed pages now appear identical to the published paperback copy. (See PDF Download User Guide)

PAPERBACK EDITIONS

The AASHTO Materials Standards are, once again, being made available in paperback/hardcopy format. The paperback/hardcopy editions will be published in three volumes, corresponding with the release of the three annual updates, and will be available shortly after the PDF Download versions are released.

You can purchase a subscription to either the paperback/hardcopy only; or you can purchase the paperback/PDF Download set in order to have access to both formats.

AUTOMATIC CONVERSION OF SUBSCRIPTION FROM WEB-BASED TO PDF DOWNLOAD

If you are a current subscriber to the web-based Materials Standards, please be advised that your existing subscription will automatically be converted to an annual PDF Download subscription. Your PDF Download subscription will have the same number of users and expiration date as your current web-based subscription.

ACCESSING YOUR PDF DOWNLOAD SUBSCRIPTION

Your PDF Download subscription will be added to your AASHTO Store account on Monday, April 13, 2020. To access it, log in to the AASHTO Store at https://store.transportation.org, and look in the left column, under My Publications. There, you will see an item titled Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing and AASHTO Provisional Standards. Click on the title and then look on the right side of the screen for a list of PDF files, each with a download button next to it. The top file will be the new April, 2020 update, with links below it to each released group from July 2019 back through April 2014. When new updates are released in June and July, they will automatically be added to the top of this list.

COPYING AND DISTRIBUTING PDFS WITHIN YOUR ORGANIZATION

Once you download your PDF files, you can copy and distribute them to other members of your organization. You may distribute them as widely as you wish within your organization but, as with your web-based subscription, you may only have a number of copies open at a time equal to the number of users in your subscription.

ACCESS TO ARCHIVED EDITIONS

To ease the transition from the web-based to the PDF subscription format, we will continue to provide you with access to the web-based versions of the 34th through 39th archived editions of the Materials Standards until your current subscription expires. However, be advised that the 2020 updates will only be available as PDFs and will not be added to the web version.

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions or need additional information, please visit the Publications FAQ page or contact Carolyn Toye, Publications Marketing Manager, AASHTO Publications, by email at ctoye@aashto.org.

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