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Standards and codes

What are standards?

A standard is an official publication that contains technical specifications, requirements and recommendations about the quality, safety, design, construction, methods, symbols or other characteristics of a product. Standards are developed by international and national standard organizations, as well as professional and industry organizations. The following resources provide access to a range of standards relevant to architecture.

Standards websites

Standards databases

Related guides

This guide gives you more complete information about standards and how to find them.