These open case studies were created by faculty and students at the University of British Columbia. While many of these case studies focus on sustainability, they feature a broad range of topics across disciplines, including Civil Engineering.
These case studies demonstrate where standardization – either the concept or actual practice – helped in the resolution of real-world problems across a variety of disciplines. Instructors can incorporate the case studies into their lectures and use the related Q&A sheets to stimulate class discussion of standardization in their discipline, along with the economic or operational consequences of addressing or not addressing the issues or needs.
Case studies may be used in the classroom and redistributed freely, with proper attribution to ANSI as the source.