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Sustainability of construction works

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Main committee

Димитър Начев

Cvetelin Zahariev

+359 2 817 4513

tsvetelin.zahariev@bds-bg.org

Construction

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Scope

Standardization in the field of development of voluntary horizontal standardised methods for the assessment of the sustainability aspects of new and existing construction works and for standards for the environmental product declaration of construction products.

Facts and digits

16

New projects

34

Published standards

0

Meetings

15

Members

Relation to mirrors committee

This BDS/TC is a mirror of the following European and international technical committees

CEN/TC 350

Sustainability of construction works


Originator: CEN
P member

CEN/TC 350

Sustainability of construction works

The committee is responsible for the development of horizontal standardized methods for the assessment of the sustainability aspects of new and existing construction works (buildings and civil engineering works) in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and of the circular economy. The methodological basis will be developed in the context of current needs, European strategies, such as mitigation, adaptation and resilience to climate change, and life cycle thinking. The standards describe coherent methodologies for the assessment of sustainability of construction works covering the assessment of environmental, social and economic performance (aspect and impacts) of buildings and civil engineering works, and the provision of construction product environmental information (EPD). This covers: - Environmental performance assessment; circularity principles (the circular economy in the construction sector), energy efficiency and decarbonization, sustainable use of resources (resource efficiency, waste minimization), protection of the environment and biodiversity; - Social performance assessment; health and comfort, safety and security, adaptability and accessibility in response to user needs, resilience against external events such impact of climate change, sourcing of materials; - Economic performance assessment; life cycle cost, whole life costs and impact on economic value, ‘green finance’ initiatives (taxonomy) - The implementation of the standards in response to trends in digitalization (e,g. BIM, CAD). Note: The committee is also entrusted with an advisory function to CEN committees to ensure the effective implementation of horizontal core rules regarding the development a specific Product Category Rules based on EN 15804.


Originator: CEN

P member

CEN/TC 330

Qualification of construction enterprises


Originator: CEN
P member

CEN/TC 330

Qualification of construction enterprises

To draft European standards (ENs) for the harmonisation of criteria and procedures to be used by qualification bodies for the qualification of construction enterprises.


Originator: CEN

P member

CEN/TC 442

Building Information Modelling (BIM)


Originator: CEN
P member

CEN/TC 442

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Standardization in the field of structured semantic life-cycle information for the built environment. The committee will develop a structured set of standards, specifications and reports which specify methodologies to define, describe, exchange, monitor, record and securely handle asset data, semantics and processes with links to geospatial and other external data.


Originator: CEN

P member

ISO/TC 59

Buildings and civil engineering works


Originator: ISO
O member

ISO/TC 59

Buildings and civil engineering works

Standardization in the field of buildings and civil engineering works, of: general terminology; organization of information in the processes of design, manufacture and construction; general geometric requirements for buildings, building elements and components including modular coordination and its basic principles, general rules for joints, tolerances and fits, performance and test standards for sealants; general rules for other performance requirements, including functional and user requirements related to service life, sustainability, accessibility and usability; general rules and guidelines for addressing the economic, environmental and social impacts and aspects related to sustainable development; geometric and performance requirements for components that are not in the scope of separate ISO technical committees; procurement processes, methods and procedures. Excluded: standardization and coordination of technical product documentation (ISO/TC 10); acoustic requirements (ISO / TC 43); bases for design of concrete structures (ISO/TC 71/SC 4); fire tests and fire safety engineering related to building materials, components and structures (ISO/TC 92); bases for design of structures (ISO / TC 98); construction machinery (ISO/TC 127 and ISO/TC 195); performance requirements for glass in buildings (ISO/TC 160); performance requirements for doors, doorsets and windows (ISO/TC 162); calculation of thermal properties (ISO / TC 163); bases for design of timber structures (ISO/TC 165); bases for design of steel and aluminium structures (ISO/TC 167); geotechnical aspects and soil quality (ISO/TC 182 and ISO/TC 190); standardization in the design and retrofit buildings regarding acceptable indoor environment and practicable energy use (ISO/TC 205).


Originator: ISO

O member

ISO/TC 59/SC 2

Terminology and harmonization of languages


Originator: ISO
O member

ISO/TC 59/SC 2

Terminology and harmonization of languages

Standardization of terminology in the field of buildings and civil engineering works, comprising general terminology and terminology for specific topics within the scope of ISO/TC 59 or otherwise relevant but not falling with the scope of any other technical committee. ISO/TC 59/SC 2 will work toward: Encouraging the preparation of national versions of ISO/TC 59/SC 2 vocabularies Establishing common sets of terms as support for a common language and ease of communication using clear and concise concepts Coordination and harmonization of terminology work throughout ISO/TC 59 with an emphasis on reinforcing the consistency of language within the standards developed under ISO/TC 59 Establishing a liaison and coordination with other ISO TCs and SCs developing terminological information within standards of relevance to buildings and civil engineering works, as needed Establishing a liaison and coordination with outside agencies involved with developing databases of concepts on aspects of construction, as needed Promoting the general rules for terminology work as established by ISO/TC 37 and providing guidance for ISO/TC 59 sub-committees"


Originator: ISO

O member

ISO/TC 59/SC 8

Sealants


Originator: ISO
O member

ISO/TC 59/SC 8

Sealants

Standardization in the field of buildings and civil engineering regarding: general terminology; test methods; performance specifications; and technical reports related to functional and user requirements of flexible sealing materials. Exclusion: Cementitious/mineral material (e.g., grouts)


Originator: ISO

O member

ISO/TC 59/SC 13

Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM)


Originator: ISO
O member

ISO/TC 59/SC 13

Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM)

SC 13 is charged by TC 59 to focus on international standardization of information through the whole life cycle of buildings and infrastructure across the built environment to enable interoperability of information; to deliver a structured set of standards, specifications and reports to define, describe, exchange, monitor, record and securely handle information, semantics and processes, with links to geospatial and other related built environment information; to enable object-related digital information exchange.


Originator: ISO

O member

ISO/TC 59/SC 14

Design life


Originator: ISO
O member

ISO/TC 59/SC 14

Design life


Originator: ISO

O member

ISO/TC 59/SC 15

Framework for the description of housing performance


Originator: ISO
O member

ISO/TC 59/SC 15

Framework for the description of housing performance

Standardization in the field of buildings, focusing on performance description and requirements, user requirements, and the means to evaluate building and housing solutions, including, but not limited to: Structural safety Structural serviceability Structural durability Fire safety Operating energy Accessibility and usability Sustainability, excluding the determination of values required for specific purposes.


Originator: ISO

O member