Commonly used Indian Standard Codes (IS codes) for civil engineers

IS stands for Indian standard. Each country possesses their own code book identical to that India contains IS code book for RCC, steel structure. The IS codes includes numerous standards and methodology for construction, raw material used, structural analaysis and other provisions.

It comprises of some data based on which a civil engineer design the structure. It contains some pre defined formulae and data.

Civil engineers who perform construction activities of big projects generally should be well versed with a wide array of IS codes since such projects require different types of construction materials in several structures like buildings, roads, steel structures, all sorts of foundations etc.

Given below, detailed lists of some IS codes which are extensively used by construction engineers.

IS 383:1970: Specifications for fine & coarse aggregate from natural sources for concret.

IS 2386 (Part I) 1963: Methods of Test for Aggregates for Concrete, Part I: Particle Size and Shape.

IS 2386 (Part II) 1963: Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part II: Estimation of deleterious materials and organic impurities

IS 2386 (Part III) 1963: Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part 3: Specific gravity, density, voids, absorption and bulking

IS 2386 (Part IV) 1963: Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part 4: Mechanical properties

IS 2386 (Part V) 1963: Methods of Test for Aggregates for Concrete, Part V: Soundness

IS 2386 (Part VI) 1963: Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part 6: Measuring mortar making properties of fine aggregates

IS 2386 (Part VII) 1963: Methods of Test for Aggregates for Concrete, Part VII: Alkali Aggregate Reactivity

IS 2386 (Part VIII) 1963: Methods of Test for Aggregates for Concrete, Part VIII: Petrographic Examination

IS 2430-1986: Methods for Sampling of Aggregates for Concrete

IS 4082-1996: Recommendations on stacking and storage of construction materials and components at site

IS 2116-1980: Sand for masonry mortars – Specifications

IS 269-1989: Specification for Ordinary Portland Cement, 33 Grade

IS 8112-2013: Specification for 43 grade ordinary Portland cement

IS 12269-1987: Specification for 53 grade ordinary Portland cement (BI-LINGUAL)

Commonly used Indian Standard Codes (IS codes) for civil engineers