USDA – Accepted Engineering Practice Standards

Design and construction completed in accordance with the applicable standards, guides and recommendations shall be considered to satisfy the requirements of the MPS, unless stated otherwise. The list of approved incorporations by reference is published in the “Code of Federal Regulations at 24 CFR Part 200 Appendix A.

DISABLE PERSONS

Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) – GSA, DOD, HUD, AND USPS 24 CFR Part 40

GENERAL

Intermediate Minimum Property Standards Supplement – Solar Heating and Domestic Hot Water Systems – HUD Handbook, 4930.2-1989

SITE

Thickness Design – Full Depth Asphalt Pavement Structures for Highways and Streets – Asphalt Institute – MS-1-1981; Installing Vitrified Clay Sewer Pipe – ASTM C 12-91; Test for Moisture – Density Relation of Soil – ASTM D 1557-91; Installing Bituminized Fiber Drain & Sewer Pipe – ASTM D 2316-84; Floodplain Management – EO 11988; Protection of Wetlands – EO 11990

CONCRETE

Recommended Practice for Selecting Proportions for Concrete – ACI 211.1-89; Recommended Practice for Selecting Proportions for Structural Lightweight Concrete – ACI 211.2-91; Guide for Structural Lightweight Concrete – ACI 213R-87; Recommended Practice for Evaluation of Compression Test Results of Field Concrete – ACI 214-83; Specifications for Structural Concrete for Buildings – ACI 301-89; Specifications for Concrete Aggregates – ASTM C33-90; Design and Construction of Post-tensioned Slabs-on-Ground – PTI-1980; Criteria for Selection and Design of Residential Slabs-on-Ground, Report #33, Publications 1571 – NAS-1968; Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction – ACI 302.1R-80; Guide to Joint Sealants for Concrete Structures – ACI 504R-77; Guide for Concrete Inspection – ACI 311.4R-88; Detail and Detailing of Concrete Reinforcment – ACI 315-80; Building Code Requirements for Reinforce Concrete – ACI 318-92; Structural Plain Concrete – ACI 322-72; Recommended Practice for Concrete Formwork – ACI 347R-88; Recommended Practice for Shotcreting – ACI 506-66 (Rev. 1990); A Guide to the Use of Waterproofing, Damproofing, Protective and Decorative Barrier Systems for concrete – ACI 515.1R-85; Fabrication, Handling and Erection of Precast Concrete Wall Panels – ACI 533.3R-70; Quality Standards and Tests for Precast Concrete Wall Panels – ACI 533.1R-69; Selection and Use of Materials for Precast Concrete Wall Panels – ACI 533.2R-69; Hot Weather Concreting – ACI 305R-89; Cold Weather Concreting – ACI 306R-88; Recommended Practice for Measuring, Mixing, Transporting and Placing Concrete – ACI 304R-73 (Rev. 89); Manual for Quality Control for Plants and Production of Precast Prestressed Concrete Products – PCI MNL-116-85; Manual of Quality Control for Plants and Production Architectural Precast Concrete Products – PCI MNL-117-77; Code for Welding in Building Construction – ANSI/AWS D1.1-90; Recommended Practices for Welding Reinforcing Steel, Metal Inserts and Connection in Reinforced Concrete Construction – AWS D1.4-79; Manual for Structural Design of Architectural Precast Concrete – PCI MNL-121-77

WOOD AND PLASTICS

Wood Decay in Houses – How to Prevent and Control it – USDA Home and Garden Bulletin No. 73-1986; Wood Frame House Handbook – USDA Agriculture Handbook No. 73-1989; Subterranean Termites Their Prevention and Control in Buildings – USDA Home and Garden Bulletin No. 64-1989; Wood Construction – National Design Specification 1991 Edition including amendments; Standard for Plastic Toilet Seats (Water Closet Seats) – ANSI Z 124.5-1989

THERMAL MOISTURE PROTECTION

Model Energy Code – CABO 1992 Edition; Insulation Manual, Homes-Apartments – NAHB-RF-1979; Handbook of Applications – ASHRAE-1987; Handbook of Equipment – ASHRAE-1988; Handbook of Systems – ASHRAE-1980; Handbook of Fundamentals – ASHRAE-1989; Cooling and Heating Load Calculations Manual – ASHRAE GRP 158-1979; Window and Sliding Glass Doors – Air Infiltration – Appendix D, Sections 508A and B, HUD MPS 4910.1

GLAZING

Glazing Sealing Systems Manual – FGMA 1990; Glazing Manual – FGMA 1986

FINISH MATERIALS

Hardwood Flooring Installation Manual – (NOFMA) – 1986; Hardwood Flooring Finishing/Refinishing Manual – (NOFMA) – 1986; Recommended Installation Specification for Solid Vinyl and Asphalt Tile Flooring – RFCI – 1987; The Roofing and Waterproofing Manual – NRCA 1989; Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual – ARMA – 1988; Specifications for Installation of Residential Aluminum Siding – AAMA 1402-1989; Specifications for Aluminum Sheet Metal Work in Building Construction – AA-ASM-35-80; Application of Interior Gypsum Plaster – ASTM C 842-90; Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation – TCA-1993; Installation of Steel Framing Members to Receive Screw Attached Gypsum Wallboard, Backing Board, or Water Resistant Backboard – ASTM C 754-88; Installation of Interior Lathing and Furring – ASTM C 841-90; Application of Gypsum Veneer Plaster – ASTM C 843-92; Application of Gypsum Base to Receive Gypsum Veneer Plaster – ASTM C 844-85; Ceramic Tile Installation – ANSI A108.1A-92; Application of Portland Cement Based Plaster – ASTM C 926-90; Specifiers Guide for Contract Carpet Installation – CRI – 1984

EQUIPMENT

KITCHEN CABINETS

Recommended Minimum Construction and Performance Standards for Kitchen and Vanity Cabinets – ANSI A 161.1-86; Certified Construction Architectural Precast Concrete Products – PCI MNL-117-77; Code for Welding in Building Construction – ANSI/AWS D1.1-90; Recommended Practices for Welding Reinforcing Steel, Metal Inserts and Connection in Reinforced Concrete Construction – AWS D1.4-79; Manual for Structural Design of Architectural Precast Concrete – PCI MNL-121-77

WOOD AND PLASTICS

Wood Decay in Houses – How to Prevent and Control It – USDA HOme and Garden Bulletin No. 73-1986; Wood Frame House Handbook – USDA Agriculture Handbook No. 73-1989; Subterranean Termites Their Prevention and Control in Building – USDA Home and Garden Bulletin No. 64-1989; Wood Construction – National Design Specification 1991 Edition including amendments; Standard for Plastic Toilets Seats (Water Closet Seats) – ANSI Z 124.5-1989

THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION

Model Energy Code – CABO 1992 Edition; Insulation Manual, Homes-Apartments – NAHB-RF-1979; Handbook of Applications – ASHRAE-1987; Handbook of Equipment – ASHRAE-1988; Handbook of Systems – ASHRAE-1980; Handbook of Fundamentals – ASHRAE-1989; Cooling and Heating Load Calculations Manual – ASHRAE GRP 158-1979 Window and Sliding Glass; Doors – Air Infiltration – Appendix D Sections 508A and B HUD MPS 4910.1

GLAZING

Glazing Sealing Systems Standards and Specifications – SCACM-73

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

National Fuel Gas Code – NFPA 54-92 (ANSI Z223.1); Electrical Appliance and Utilization Equipment Directory – UL-1992

MECHANICAL

SPECIAL PIPING SYSTEMS

Standards – NFPA 54-92; Standard for the Storage and Handling of Liquified Petroleum Gases – ANSI Z 223.1/NFPA 58-1992

WATER SUPPLY

Drinking Water Standards; National Interim Primary Drinking Water Regulations – EPA 40 CFR 141; Manual of Individual Water Supply Systems – EPA 570/9-82-004

SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS

Installing Vitrified Clay Pipe Sewers – ASTM C 12-91; Underground Installation of Flexible Thermoplastic Sewer Pipe – ASTM D 2321-89