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Engineering: Standards & codes

Welcome to your guide to finding information for engineering.

Referencing standards - APA 6th

Author. (Year). Standard title: Subtitle (Standard number). Retrieved from website

In-Text Citation:

(Author Surname, Year, page number)


Standards New Zealand. (2016). Quality management systems: Requirements (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016). Retrieved from https://shop-standards-govt-nz

In text citation: (Standards New Zealand, 2016)

New Zealand Standards - full text

Building-related standards 

To remove barriers to achieving compliance in the building system, over 120 building standards are now available for free download.  Standards New Zealand’s is working with regulators and industry to get more standards pre-funded.
List of sponsored standards 

Note: When including sections from standards in your work check the Standards New Zealand Policy on copyright for education organisations.

International Standards - full text

ISO and IEC standards adopted by British Standards are available in British Standards Online.  Some ISO/IEC standards are freely available.

For other Standards use the Inter-Library Loans service to request copies.  Search organisations' catalogues (below) for full details to ensure your Inter-Loans are filled in good time.

  • ASHRAE standards

AUT has access to a limited number of ASHRAE standards.  If you would like access please contact Anna

Draft - NZ Standards

Frequently used standards

To Access these standards go to the Standards New Zealand database and search on the number.

NZS 3910:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction

AS/NZS 1170.0:2002 Structural design actions - Part 0: General principles

AS/NZS 3905.12:1999 Quality system guidelines - Guide to AS/NZS ISO 9001:1994 for architectural and engineering design practices

AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk management - Principles and guidelines

NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings

NZS 3916:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering - Design and construct