ISO/IEC Guide 2:2004 (International Organisation for Standardisation) defines a standard as a document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body, that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.

Use standards to:

  • find a standard procedure


  • AS 3610 Formwork for concrete (Australian Standards)
  • Building Code of Australia
  • International Organisation for Standardisation -ISO 9000

National construction code series

The library provides both print and electronic access to standards

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