- Message From America's Engineering Associations
- ASME General Position Paper: Securing America's Energy Future
- SDO Coalition letter on Section 24 of H.R. 2845 (P.L112-90)
- ASME Comments on the report of the “Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Energy Future.”
- Expanding Nuclear Power in the United States
- Standards and Technical Barriers to Trade
- Engineering America's Future Economic Growth through Technical Innovation
- Comments on nuclear job training and education that references ASME relevant codes and standards
ASME has over 130 years of experience in developing voluntary consensus standards that are used in over 100 countries around the world. ASME uses a process to develop standards that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is consistent with principles established by the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade.
A standard is a document that establishes uniform criteria, methods, processes, and practices. It provides rules and guidance to designers, manufacturers, inspectors, and users of equipment and products. Standards serve as a form of communication between producers of a product and the user, serving as a common language to define quality and safety criteria. Standards also substantially reduce the burdens of government by providing a basis for regulation that is both technically sound and commercially relevant.
Voluntary consensus standards are developed by committees of individuals with technical expertise in a specific field. ASME consensus standards are built upon a five principle foundation:
3. Balance of interest
4. Due Process
By funding standards development through the sale of standards, ASME is able to keep the barriers to participation low and to retain independence and freedom from potential influence by any industry or group. More
ASME Government Relations conducts congressional briefings to inform Members of Congress and their staff about engineering, science and technology aspects of current public policy issues and to increase awareness among Congressional staff of ASME as a credible source of technical information.
- May 15, 2015: Grid Security and Advancements in Smart Grid Technology
- Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing: A Report From the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 (12/3/2014)
- Customization in Internet-Enabled Manufacturing (6/17/2014)
- February 25, 2013: New Nuclear Technology: Small Modular Reactors
- American Exceptionalism, American Decline? Research, the Knowledge Economy and the 21st Century Challenge