Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Civil and Urban Engineering

A guide to finding books, articles, and other resources for Civil Engineering

About Standards

What are Standards?

A standard is "a recognized unit of comparison by which the correctness of others can be determined." Another definition is "a set of characteristics or qualities that describes features of a product, process, or service." (Source: StandardsLearn.org)

Who produces them?

Scientific and  Professional Organizations such as the ASTM, ASME, IEEE, trade organizations, and governments produce standards. In the United States, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates many standards producing organizations. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards.

Databases with Standards

Standards Organizations

Gateways to Standards