Welcome to CIAT's Technical Standards section. 

Here you will find useful information, links and articles relating to technical standards.

In their simplest form, standards are knowledge, they can help drive innovation and increase productivity. Within the built environment, standards are applied every day and form a major part of the decision-making process. 

In the article here, we explain how different standards are applied, together with an explanation of what regulatory standards are and what constitutes standards implied in contract.