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Scope

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"

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6

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 59/SC 2

3

ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 59/SC 2

16

Participating members

22

Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 59/SC 2/JWG 3 Joint ISO/TC 59/SC 2 - ISO/TC 59/SC 17 WG: Vocabulary on sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works Working group
ISO/TC 59/SC 2/WG 4 Maintenance of terminology standards and policies Working group

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 59/SC 2

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 59/SC 2:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 59/SC 13 Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM) ISO
ISO/TC 59/SC 14 Design life ISO
ISO/TC 59/SC 17 Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works ISO
ISO/TC 59/SC 18 Construction procurement ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 7 Greenhouse gas management and related activities ISO
ISO/TC 218 Timber ISO
ISO/TC 267 Facility management ISO
ISO/TC 268 Sustainable cities and communities ISO

 

Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 59/SC 2

ISO/TC 59/SC 2 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 10 Technical product documentation ISO
ISO/TC 10/SC 8 Construction documentation ISO
ISO/TC 59/SC 15 Framework for the description of housing performance ISO
ISO/TC 176/SC 1 Concepts and terminology ISO
ISO/TC 218 Timber ISO
ISO/TC 267 Facility management ISO
ISO/TC 268 Sustainable cities and communities ISO

 

Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)

Acronym Title Category
UIA International Union of Architects A
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme A
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe B

ISO/TC 59/SC 2 - Secretariat

BSI [United Kingdom]

British Standards Institution
389 Chiswick High Road
London
W4 4AL
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 208 996 90 00
Fax: +44 208 996 74 00

Secretariat direct:

Mr Mike Roberts
Tel: +44 20 76 90 57 97