New editions of the ASME Code are published every two years, with hundreds of updates, edits, and amendments. With 13 different sections and thousands of total pages, it is a big job to maintain and update the code. How does it get done? Each section of the code has a committee made up of volunteer industry experts. The main committees oversee the work of various subgroups, task groups, and special working groups made up of more volunteers. Those groups perform research, field questions from the industry, and work on writing new parts of the code. Once the results of a certain task are approved by the main committee, the new or updated wording is slated for publication in the next code edition. Several times each year, all of the committees meet during a week-long series of meetings called ASME Code week. The meetings are open to the public, and free to attend. Ask us if you have any questions about the Code.