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Civil and Environmental Engineering: How-to, Methods and Standards

How-to Manuals and Handbooks

The Libraries have a number of resources to help guide you through learning to create something new.


Looking to learn about a specific research methodology?  Try these resources.

Standards and Codes

What are Standards?

Standards and codes are published documents from professional engineering issuing bodies that establish specifications and procedure designs to ensure the reliability and safety of products, materials, structures and/or services people use on a daily basis.

Search Selected Standards in OneSearch

Search for selected standards, including ISO and ANSI standards, using our catalog. If you aren't finding the standard that you require by searching the standard number, try searching the standard name.

If you don't find what you need, it's not you! Many of our standards aren't listed in OneSearch, so email us at and we will do our best to help you!


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Codes often define local requirements and standards for building, and might apply to the how the building is constructed, but also what kinds of buildings and uses of land are permitted. They vary by jurisdiction.

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