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Building Science: Standards & Codes

ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers): Handbooks

Discover which handbooks the library has in print or online i.e. Fundamentals, Refrigeration,HVAC and Systems.

British Columbia Building and Fire Code

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)

CSA (Canadian Standards Association)

ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)

Until  2013 BCIT Library purchased a complete set in print every 2 years.  We are experimenting with the online version (above) to replace the print.  Print volumes are located on the main floor of the library, on the Reference shelves under the call number TA 401 A653

To find individual standards use volume 00.001 Subject Index filed at the beginning of each set


ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers): Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes

BCIT Library puchases the sections recommended by the Power Engineering Department.

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers): Power & Process Piping Standards

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

Canadian enviroOSH Legislation: "Health and safety acts and regulations, .... codes of practice and guidelines for Canadian federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions."

OHS Regulation & Related Materials: "The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation contains legal requirements that must be met by all workplaces under the inspection jurisdiction of WorkSafeBC. Many sections of the Regulation have associated guidelines and policies." from WorkSafeBC website


ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers): Standards

The library has many ASHRAE standards in print.  Most of them will be in the Reserve Section on the main floor at the Service Desk.

You can look here  (Library Catalogue) to see what the library has available and to get the Call number so staff can easily find the item.