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 456:2000: Plain and Reinforced Concrete - Code of Practice (Download link bit.ly)

IS 383:1970: Specifications for fine & coarse aggregate from natural sources for concrete (Download link drive.google.com)

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

IS 2386 (Part II) 1963: Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part II: Estimation of deleterious materials and organic impurities (Download link drive.google.com)

IS 2386 (Part III) 1963: Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part 3: Specific gravity, density, voids, absorption and bulking (Download link drive.google.com)

IS 2386 (Part IV) 1963: Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part 4: Mechanical properties (Download link drive.google.com)

IS 2386 (Part V) 1963: Methods of Test for Aggregates for Concrete, Part V: Soundness (Download link drive.google.com)

IS 2386 (Part VI) 1963: Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part 6: Measuring mortar making properties of fine aggregates (Download link drive.google.com)

IS 2386 (Part VII) 1963: Methods of Test for Aggregates for Concrete, Part VII: Alkali Aggregate Reactivity (Download link drive.google.com

IS 2386 (Part VIII) 1963: Methods of Test for Aggregates for Concrete, Part VIII: Petrographic Examination (Download link drive.google.com)

IS 2430-1986: Methods for Sampling of Aggregates for Concrete (Download link drive.google.com)

IS 4082-1996: Recommendations on stacking and storage of construction materials and components at site (Download link drive.google.com/)

IS 2116-1980: Sand for masonry mortars – Specifications (Download link drive.google.com)

IS 269-1989: Specification for Ordinary Portland Cement, 33 Grade (Download link drive.google.com)

IS 8112-2013: Specification for 43 grade ordinary Portland cement (Download link drive.google.com)

IS 12269-1987: Specification for 53 grade ordinary Portland cement (BI-LINGUAL) (Download link drive.google.com)

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