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Standards & Codes: General Standards & Codes
Find international, national and regional standards and codes by industry in electronic and print formats.
The Library has subscriptions to a broad variety of standards e-resources which support the MacPhail School of Energy and the Schools of Construction, Manufacturing and Automation, Health and Public Safety, and Information and Communication Technologies.
Techstreet provides easy, immediate access to some of the largest collections of industry codes and standards through their web platform.
The following industry codes and standards are now available through Techstreet:
• All ASME standards and BPVC Codes
• All API standards
• The National Building Code of Canada, including the Fire and Plumbing Codes of Canada
• Alberta Building Code
• Selected ISO standards for the WET programs
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IEEE Xplore (IEL) subscription includes full text access to: IEEE journals, magazines, and transactions (including Spectrum Magazine and the Proceedings of the IEEE); IET journals and magazines; Proceedings from IEEE and IET annual conferences; more than 3,700 approved and published IEEE standards in key technology fields; access to Bell Labs Technical Journal and VDE Verlag conferences.
Health, safety and environmental legislation as well as guidelines and codes of practice for: Canada (Federal), British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, North West Territories, and Nunavut.
NEW in 2019, the National Building Code and derivatives (National Electrical, Energy, and Fire codes as well as Alberta versions of the codes) are available as a free download for personal use. These files must be accessed from the Government of Canada website directly and require an account.
To access the free documents:
On the NRC main web page, click on "My Account" in top blue menu bar.
Either register for a free account or log into your existing account.
Once logged in, click on "Products" in top blue menu bar.
Select "Construction Publications" in left side menu bar, then navigate to the document you wish to access
Add the document to your cart. You will see option to obtain an PDF file or an online document, both with a zero cost.
You can repeat the last step multiple times to access multiple codes.
When finished, go to the "Shopping Cart" and check out.
+ It may take up to 2 hours for an email to be sent.
+ A letter sent via email will contain the links to download the PDF or log into the online subscription
+ It will take 1-2 business days for the order to be completed and access to be available