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Standards and Codes

Links to standards collections licensed by Ontario Tech, explains how to search for and request standards, and provides a brief introduction to standards.

Online Standards

You can find standards by searching the Library's subscribed collections, websites of standards bodies, and commercial standards stores such as Techstreet (Library subscription) and IHS Markit

There are different ways to narrow your search for online standards. 

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Keywords

nondestructive

"building code"

Number

Every standard has a unique code. The format of the code varies somewhat from one publisher to another, but the first letters generally identify the body that created the standard. Sometimes standards are jointly issued by two standards bodies.

C22.1-2

ASTM E709

Subject/Classification

Some search interfaces will allow you to browse by subject, by a category within a classification system, or by committee.

ASTM Standards - By Category

ISO Standards - By ICS (International Classification of Standards) number

Status

Standards go through a development cycle. Some databases and websites provide access to standards at different stages.

active; draft; redlinesuperseded; etc.
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