Disaster Resistant Buildings

IS Codes for Building Materials and Construction

The following is the list of some of the IS code giving requirements for building materials:
IS 269–1989. Specification for ordinary portland cement.
IS 455–1989. Specification for portland slag cement.
IS 516–1959. Method of tests for strength of concrete.
IS 1123–1975. Method of identification of natural building stones.
IS 383–1970. Specifications for coarse and fine aggregates.
IS 432–1982. Specification for mild steel.
IS 3495–1976. Gives specifications for building bricks.
IS 287–1973. Gives maximum permissible moisture content in timber for different zone and for different uses.

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