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Civil and Environmental Engineering

What are standards?

Standards are "a set of criteria within an industry relating to the standard functioning and carrying out of operations in their respective fields of production. In other words, it is the generally accepted requirements followed by the members of an industry. It provides an orderly and systematic formulation, adoption, or application of standards used in a particular industry or sector of the economy. Industry standards vary from one industry to another. Industry standards facilitate global as well as domestic competitiveness. It is a crucial tool for developing and meeting industry goals." (DOE O 430.1C)

On this page, you will have access to platforms of industry standards that Georgia Tech Library has subscribed, including ASCE, ASME, ASTM, IEEE and SAE.

Standards (GT subscription)

Sources for standard purchase

While the Library does own all the industry standards, there are vendors that provide standards available for purchasing. The following are major sources: