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Construction Management and Surveying: Finding Standards

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What is a Standard?

A Standard is a code of best practice for doing something, for example making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials. Standards are used to ensure uniformity and consistency, reliability and safety and provide a quality benchmark. They contain technical specifications and guidelines.

Many standards are produced by national bodies, but some are produced internationally or by industry.

SAE Mobilus

SAE Mobilus (formerly know as SAE Digital Library) for mobility engineering resources. SAE Mobilus provides access to more than 200,000 industry-leading technical papers, standards, reports, books and magazines and other content.

American National Standards

For a full list of American Standards visit the ANSI web site.  Note. The University does not have full-text access to ANSI.

Some American Standards are available on IEEE. The easiest way to find out if something is available on IEEE is to first find out the standard number using the ANSI web site, then to search for the Standard Number in the box on the IEEE homepage.

You can also Browse Standards by number or by topic by selecting the link at the top left of the home page.

IEEE Explore

IEEE Xplore provides access to the full text of IEEE standards from 1988

Search for the Standard Number in the box on the homepage or browse Standards by number or by topic by selecting the link at the top left of the home page.

British Standards online

British Standards Online is the most authoritative and up-to-date site for all publications from the British Standards Institute. It includes current, historic, and draft British Standards.  

More than 27 000 British (BS), European (EN) and International (ISO) Standards from 1919 onwards.

1700 new standards are added every year. 

BSOL also includes; technical handbooks, codes of practice, guidelines, specifications for products, dimensions, and performance and glossaries. 

NB: To download the pdf version of the standards you must install a plugin called FileOpen . More information can be found on the BSOL website. If downloading to a USW computer you will find the plug-in on Uniapps.