"The 2012 British Columbia Building and Plumbing Code (BCBC) is an objective-based code which identifies the minimum standard within the Province of British Columbia for buildings to which this Code applies. Building, Plumbing and Fire Codes (collectively referred to as the 2012 BC Codes) are regularly updated and this edition of the BC Codes succeeds the 2006 edition"--Pref. Access available through UVic subscription for duration of the code edition. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
The library receives these standards in paper format and they are shelved in the Reference area at call number QC100/C3C2. An online index is available - click on Publications of the Canadian General Standards Board to browse Standards Index.
The NSSN: A National Resource for Global Standards is a search engine that provides users with standards-related information from a wide range of developers, including organizations accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), other U.S. private sector standards bodies, government agencies and international organizations.
ASSIST-Quick Search provides direct access to U.S. Defense and Federal specifications and standards available in the official DoD repository. MIL documents are available as free PDF downloads to the public. Hint: MIL/DOD-STD-xxx, MIL/DOD-HDBK-xxx, MIL-specs, MIL-PRF, DIDs (DI-xx-nnnnn) are all available here. By putting in the base number only (no letters or rev levels) in the "Document Number" field, you will see everything in the ASSIST database with that number, even if the document has changed from a SPEC to a PREF, etc.