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ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Library is the world’s largest full-text database of civil engineering research and practical publications. Visit ASCE Journals, E-books, and Standards for access through McMaster University Library. 

Note: McMaster's subscription does not include the ASCE Proceedings. If you cannot find what you need, please contact Library staff or submit a RACER Interlibrary Loan request.

Journals and Periodicals 
The technical and professional journals of the ASCE are the media through which independent researchers report their experiences and the results of their studies for the advancement of the civil engineering profession. Technical content is carefully peer-reviewed for possible publication in one of ASCE’s journals and periodicals. 
 
E-books
ASCE e-books provide state-of-the-practice information and guidance on today’s engineering methods and technologies, from design and planning through application in the field. The collection includes ASCE Standards, Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice, Committee Technical Reports, and ASCE Press titles. ASCE e-books offer no restrictive DRM (digital rights management).

Standards
In 2016, the Board of Direction approved revisions to the ASCE Rules for Standards Committees to govern the writing and maintenance of standards developed by ASCE. All such standards are developed by a consensus standards process managed by the ASCE Codes and Standards Committee (CSC). The consensus process includes balloting by the balanced standards committee and reviewing during a public comment period. All standards are updated or reaffirmed by the same process every five to ten years.

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