In every construction project, from a single-storey structure to the most complex skyscraper or bridge, standards play a vital role in helping to address important issues including safety, reliability, energy efficiency, durability and economy. Canadian Standards Associations (CSA) construction standards provide critical and innovative information for designers, builders, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors. These construction standards cover:
- Products and materials, including adhesives, cement, concrete, and masonry, insulation, plumbing, roofing, windows and doors, wire and cable, and wood products
- Building systems, such as factory-built houses and mobile homes
- Applications, such as test methods, welding, construction processes and plumbing
- Design, including limit states design, the design of structures using specific materials (such as aluminum, concrete, steel or wood), and the design of structures such as bridges, parking garages and offshore structures
- Sustainabilty - There is a growing expectation to factor environmental, social and community considerations into the design and operation of buildings. A recent example of CSA’s involvement in sustainability is the CSA Z782 Guideline for design for disassembly and adaptability in buildings. Click here for more information.