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NBC 101 (Materials Specifications) Standard deals with the requisite quality and effectiveness of construction materials used mainly in the building construction. It also deals with the storage of materials where storage has relevance to strength.
Since the quality requirements and test methods used to determine the quality are enumerated in the relevant materials standards, this standard provides a list of Nepal Standards (NS) for key materials used in the building construction. A list of related Indian Standards (IS) has been included for those materials for which Nepal Standards (NS) do not exist as yet. When NS or IS prepare Standards for other materials having a bearing on the strength characteristics of the buildings, or revised version of the existing Standard, these shall be deemed to be the requirement of this Standard. If it exists, the requirements of NS will govern and be mandatory unless the designer has based his design on a standard other than NS. The use of appropriate, adopted or new materials is encouraged, provided these materials have been proven to meet their intended purposes.