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Bill,

The cost varies depending on what standards you subscribe to and which
standards you order by the drink.  It is best to subscribe to the standards
that you regularly reference, and pay by the drink on the more rare
references.  

Frankly the only thing that I am aware of is how much my department is
billed, and it isn't enough to purchase a single set of ASTM's.  And I have
at my finger tips all the ASCE standards, ASTM, ASME, AWWA, and even the
British Standards.  I even have a search engine that locates standards.  I
can look up anchor bolt standards for the ASCE or ASME or all standards.  I
believe they offer a free trial.

The PDF's take up a lot less bookshelf space.

Regards,
Harold Sprague


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Polhemus, Bill [SMTP:wlpolhemus(--nospam--at)sbinfra.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, May 17, 2000 1:51 PM
> To:	'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject:	RE: ASTM A 193 B7
> 
> What is the cost?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sprague, Harold O. [mailto:SpragueHO(--nospam--at)bv.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 1:17 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: ASTM A 193 B7
> 
> 
> 
> We subscribe to IHS http://www.ihserc.com/.  You can subscribe to a
> particular standard or pay as you go.  
> 
> There are several standards you can choose from.  They have international
> standards, military standards, ASTM, ASME, AWWA, ASCE, BOCA, NEMA, IEEE,
> etc.  Just about any combination in the alphabet.  And you don't have to
> buy
> the whole set of anything.  They have everything on PDF so you can review
> them on line, save the PDF on your computer, or print out a copy to keep
> your stapler happy.
> 
> Regards,
> Harold Sprague
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:	Roger Turk [SMTP:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
> > Sent:	Wednesday, May 17, 2000 12:25 PM
> > To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject:	ASTM A 193 B7
> > 
> > Bill Polhemus wrote:
> > 
> > >>Believe it or not, we don't have a set of ASTM standards available! Go
> > figure!<<
> > 
> > I believe it!  I have had a standing order for four volumes of ASTM
> > standards 
> > for years, however, this year the price went sky high, so I have
> canceled
> > my 
> > standing order.  A passing thought that some of us had was for several
> > firms 
> > get together to purchase the CD-ROM and use it jointly.  The price of
> > $7,000 
> > made the thought pass quickly.
> > 
> > ASTM has been putting a "Thou Shalt Not Copy" flier in their books of 
> > Standards for the past year, so I expect that they will be aggressive in
> 
> > defending their copyright.
> > 
> > ASTM will sell individual standards running from $25.00 for a 1 - 4 page
> 
> > Standard to $60.00 for 101+ pages.  You can also get individual
> standards 
> > faxed to you, "usually within 10 minutes."  Go to www.astm.org for
> > details. 
> > or call ASTM Customer Service at (610) 832-9585.
> > 
> > The University of Arizona library subscribes to complete sets of ASTM 
> > Standards, so I go there to look up any standard that I might not have
> and
> > 
> > make appropriate notes (!) of the pertinent parts.  I would imagine that
> > one 
> > of your local universities or public libraries also subscribe.
> > 
> > Hope this helps.
> > 
> > A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> > Tucson, Arizona
> > 
> 
> 
>