Read-Only Access to the Guidelines

Limited access to a read-only version of the 2010, 2014, and 2018 editions of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction documents is available online. As on the former platform, this read-only digital copy cannot be downloaded or printed and is not searchable. It is a limited-access copy intended for those who wish to preview the document before purchase or who occasionally need to reference the text.

To access the documents, start by registering at Once you have registered, please go to the login page for the FGI read-only site to see the read-only copy.

The read-only version is not intended to be a reference document for daily or weekly use. Therefore, access to read-only content has been limited to two sessions per month, with 20 page views per session. Because the page views are limited, we suggest you review the table of contents for whichever book you are interested in before accessing the text to help you find information more directly. The tables of contents are available through a link on the page for each edition.

If you find yourself frequently returning to this read-only version of the Guidelines, please note:

Sales of the Guidelines documents are FGI’s only source of revenue to support ongoing development of the Guidelines for Design and Construction as well as our ability to respond to questions on past and current editions and to support research. Therefore, the FGI Board of Directors has decided to limit access to the read-only version to encourage frequent users to purchase a print book or online subscription of the 2010, 2014, or 2018 editions. Details are available on this page on the FGI website and on the MADCAD website.

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