"A standard can be defined as a set of technical definitions and guidelines that function as instructions for designers, manufacturers, operators, or users of equipment." - ASME
"A redline version of a standard indicates the changes made, during the standards revision process, between the active standard and its previous version." - IEEE
Standards are documents that describe the important features of a product, service or system. For example, CSA Standard Z262.34-00 Ice Hockey Pucks specifies a hockey puck's material, size, mass, hardness at room temperature and test methods.
You can use the Standards & Code Guide below get more information on standards.
"A standard is a code when it has been adopted by one or more governmental bodies and is enforceable by law, or when it has been incorporated into business contract." - ASME
Unlike standards, codes are required to be followed by law. Codes also help to increase safety of people, structures and infrastructure.
You can use the Standards & Code Guide below get more information on codes
Since codes are collections of laws, you need to determine whether they are federal, provincial, or municipal in topic.
Many laws are available online on government websites. However, standards-writing organizations such as CSA (Canadian Standards Association) publish other Canadian construction codes and standards, such as the Canadian Electrical Code must be followed by law. The Canadian Electrical Code can be found in TechStreet.
Below are some websites to help start your patent search:
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