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Construction Standards

The construction building standards specify the dimensional and mechanical parameters of the major components and their accessories used in the construction industry. The construction of a building depends on the construction equipment and construction materials. The two standards that are used widely in the construction industry are construction equipment standards & construction materials standards.

The construction equipment standards help in the identification and evaluation of various types of equipment used in the construction sector. Most of the common equipment are used for the following purposes:

  • Forestry
  • Materials handling
  • Personnel lifting
  • Earthmoving
  • Mining
  • Road building
  • Utility

The construction materials standards are used for identifying the best materials used in the construction sector. The standards also help in the determination of the hygrothermal performance of the building materials. The common materials covered in these standards are mentioned below:

  • Roofing tiles
  • Bricks
  • Earth
  • Sands
  • Clay
  • Stones
  • Concrete and concrete products
  • Tiles
  • Cement
  • Gypsum
  • Lime
  • Mortar
  • Binders
  • Sealing materials