Standards

Current ANSI/SPRI Standards

Icon of ANSI/SPRI/RCI NT-1 2017 Detection And Location Of Latent Moisture in Building Roofing Systems by Nuclear Radioisotopic Thermalization
ANSI/SPRI/RCI NT-1 2017 Detection And Location Of Latent Moisture in Building Roofing Systems by Nuclear Radioisotopic Thermalization
pdf | 0.3 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI VF-1 2017 External Fire Design Standard for Vegetative Roofs
ANSI/SPRI VF-1 2017 External Fire Design Standard for Vegetative Roofs
pdf | 0.3 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435 ES-1 2017 Test Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low Slope Roofing Systems*
ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435 ES-1 2017 Test Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low Slope Roofing Systems*
pdf | 0.6 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI RP-14 2016 Wind Design Standard for Vegetative Roofing Systems
ANSI/SPRI RP-14 2016 Wind Design Standard for Vegetative Roofing Systems
pdf | 4.0 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI FX-1 2016 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal Resistance of Roofing Fasteners
ANSI/SPRI FX-1 2016 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal Resistance of Roofing Fasteners
pdf | 0.2 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI GT-1 Test Standard for Gutter Systems
ANSI/SPRI GT-1 Test Standard for Gutter Systems
pdf | 0.3 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI IA-1 2015 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Uplift Resistance of Insulation and Insulation Adhesives over Various Substrates
ANSI/SPRI IA-1 2015 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Uplift Resistance of Insulation and Insulation Adhesives over Various Substrates
pdf | 0.4 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI RD-1 2014 Performance Standard for Retrofit Drains
ANSI/SPRI RD-1 2014 Performance Standard for Retrofit Drains
pdf | 1.0 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI WD-1 2014 Wind Design Standard Practice for Roofing Assemblies
ANSI/SPRI WD-1 2014 Wind Design Standard Practice for Roofing Assemblies
pdf | 0.8 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI RP-4 2013 Wind Design Standard For Ballasted Single-ply Roofing Systems
ANSI/SPRI RP-4 2013 Wind Design Standard For Ballasted Single-ply Roofing Systems
pdf | 2.0 MiB
Icon of ANSI/GRHC/SPRI VR-1 2011 Procedure for Investigating Resistance to Root Penetration on Vegetative Roofs
ANSI/GRHC/SPRI VR-1 2011 Procedure for Investigating Resistance to Root Penetration on Vegetative Roofs
pdf | 0.6 MiB

Previously approved versions of ANSI/SPRI Standards

Icon of ANSI/SPRI WD-1 2012, Wind Design Standard Practice for Roofing Assemblies
ANSI/SPRI WD-1 2012, Wind Design Standard Practice for Roofing Assemblies
pdf | 1.3 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI/RCI NT-1 2012 Detection and Location of Latent Moisture in Building Systems by Nuclear Radioisotopic Thermalization
ANSI/SPRI/RCI NT-1 2012 Detection and Location of Latent Moisture in Building Systems by Nuclear Radioisotopic Thermalization
pdf | 0.2 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI FX-1 2011 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal Resistance of Roofing Fasteners
ANSI/SPRI FX-1 2011 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal Resistance of Roofing Fasteners
pdf | 0.6 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 2011 Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low Slope Roofing Systems
ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 2011 Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low Slope Roofing Systems
pdf | 0.8 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI IA-1 2010 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Mechanical Uplift Resistance of Insulation Adhesives over Various Substrates - V2
ANSI/SPRI IA-1 2010 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Mechanical Uplift Resistance of Insulation Adhesives over Various Substrates - V2
pdf | 0.2 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI VF-1 2010 External Fire Design Standard For Vegetative Roofs
ANSI/SPRI VF-1 2010 External Fire Design Standard For Vegetative Roofs
pdf | 0.2 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI RP-14 2010 Wind Design Standard for Vegetative Roofing Systems
ANSI/SPRI RP-14 2010 Wind Design Standard for Vegetative Roofing Systems
pdf | 1.5 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI GD-1 2010 Structural Design Standard for Gutter Systems Used with Low-Slope Roofs
ANSI/SPRI GD-1 2010 Structural Design Standard for Gutter Systems Used with Low-Slope Roofs
pdf | 2.4 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI RD-1 2009 Performance Standard for Retrofit Drains
ANSI/SPRI RD-1 2009 Performance Standard for Retrofit Drains
pdf | 1.3 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI WD-1 2008 Wind Design Standard Practice for Roofing Assemblies
ANSI/SPRI WD-1 2008 Wind Design Standard Practice for Roofing Assemblies
pdf | 1.0 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI RP-4 2008
ANSI/SPRI RP-4 2008
pdf | 1.6 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI FX-1 2006 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal Resistance of Roofing Fasteners
ANSI/SPRI FX-1 2006 Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal Resistance of Roofing Fasteners
pdf | 80 KiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI RD-1 2004
ANSI/SPRI RD-1 2004
pdf | 0.2 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI ES-1 2003 Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low-Slope Roofing Systems*
ANSI/SPRI ES-1 2003 Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low-Slope Roofing Systems*
pdf | 0.4 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI RP-4 2002
ANSI/SPRI RP-4 2002
pdf | 1.0 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI ES-1 1998
ANSI/SPRI ES-1 1998
pdf | 0.4 MiB
Icon of ANSI/SPRI RP-4 1997
ANSI/SPRI RP-4 1997
pdf | 0.4 MiB
* The 2006 IBC refers to the 2003 ANSI/SPRI ES-1 document
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The American National Standards Institute is a nonprofit, privately funded membership organization that coordinates the development of U.S. voluntary national standards and is the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) via the United States National Committee (USNC).

ANSI does not itself develop American National Standards. Instead, it promotes the development of standards by providing the basic structure and guidelines needed to achieve a consensus by all members.

The Institute ensures that its guiding principles – consensus, due process and openness – are followed by these standards developers through the process of accreditation, the most commonly used being the Canvass method. Using this method, the accredited sponsor conducts a canvass or mail poll of persons known to be directly or materially affected by the subject covered by the scope of the standard, in order to obtain evidence of consensus for approval of the standard as an American National Standard.

Development and Canvass Process

Want to understand how SPRI ANSI Standards are developed and approved? Take a look at the example below.

  • A pre-canvass list identifying those that are potentially interested in and affected by the proposed standard is compiled by a SPRI Task Force. Areas of interest are defined to accommodate the document being canvassed.
  • A pre-canvass survey is done soliciting participation.
  • A press release is issued announcing the intent to canvass inviting participation from those not originally identified by the SPRI Task Force.
  • ANSI announces canvass in Standards Action.
  • Canvass begins:
    • Negative ballots are reviewed by Task Force members.
    • Volunteer leader/Task Force responds in writing to all negatives.
    • Substantial changes to the proposed standard require recirculation to the complete canvass list.
    • Canvass participants must be advised of their right to appeal.
    • If any negatives cannot be resolved, the document, the negative ballot and all correspondence must be circulated to the complete canvass list for reconsideration. Any participant can change their vote.
    • Once balloting has closed, the document and necessary paperwork are submitted to ANSI with the ballot results.
  • A SPRI Task Force creates a document which is reviewed and approved by the SPRI Technical Committee and Board of Directors.
  • The SPRI-approved document is then submitted for industry approval through the ANSI-approved SPRI canvass process.
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