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Introduction to Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment​ - Standards

This is how-to library guide with the purpose of imparting the necessary skills to search, locate full-text of, industry standards

An Overview of Standards

These are published documents to ensure the reliability of the materials, products, methods, and/or services.  These guidelines are suggested requirements, specifications, characteristics, and/or procedures. They are created by consensus process and approved by various national and international agencies, professional societies, or industry organizations. Standards are the minimally accepted professional practice and/or quality that must be observed.  

Rationale of Using Engineering Standards

These are suggested industry values:

Enhance health, safety and quality of life                                           

Improve performance

Reduce risk

Become more sustainable

Facilitate global trade and market access

Help produce efficient and effective products

Reduce costs, improve supplier relations

Guide business communications and marketing

Advance innovation and new technologies

Support regulatory goals and compliance

Transfer technology to the marketplace

Make modern conveniences possible

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Acting Faculty Librarian

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Kgothatso Mashobane
UJ Auckland Park Library
Level 4: Engineering and Built Environment and Science
011 559 2470

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