The flagship standard ISO 21542:2011 Building construction — Accessibility and usability of the built environment is being revised and will shortly be ready for DIS ballot in SC 16.
ISO/TC 59 is further organised in subcommittees that focus on more specific subject areas within the area of buildings and civil engineering works. Under "Published" you will find information on what we have published so far and below you can read more about some of the projects that are currently under development.
Some of our ongoing projects
In the digital built environment, there will not be a single data dictionary which comprises all the definitions which are needed in all BIM domains. Different groups, possibly in different countries, will create or have created separate data dictionaries, specialized for their needs, based on the legislation and culture. For the future of BIM, it is important to ensure that these data dictionaries can be interoperable in tools and applications.
ISO/TC 59/SC 13/WG 11 develops the standard ISO 16757 to describe products of building services systems. It is based on the German standard VDI 3805, which has been used by manufacturers, software companies and designers in Germany for more than 10 years. ISO 16757 supports the digital exchange of product data that manufacturers have traditionally provided in the form of paper-based product catalogues or data sheets.
At the 2016 plenary meeting of SC 17 "Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works" in Berlin in October, it was decided to start a preliminary work item to make EPD data available in BIM (building information modelling).
An important subject that affects us all in one way or another. In Berlin, SC 15 decided to start new work on accessibility and usability.
Finland has proposed a new work item in SC 17 on the development of benchmarks for sustainable buildings. The proposal is currently under ballot until 22 July.
At the end of May, SC 15 "Performance description of houses" opened a ballot on a proposed new project, ISO/NP 15928-7 Houses – Description of performance – Part 7: Wildfire performance. The ballot stays open until 28 August.
ISO/FDIS 11618 Building construction -- Sealants -- Classification and requirements for pedestrian walkway sealants was out on ballot until the beginning of June, and the result is unanimous: 100% approval.
A new working group has been established directly under ISO/TC 59 in order to revise a set of previously published standards on modular coordination.
With the growth in the number of international construction projects and the development of the international market in construction products, there is an increasing need for agreement on a common language.
The ISO 10845 standards are currently under systematic review, which means that the member bodies can comment as to whether their content is up to date. Should you wish to provide input to the documents, please contact your national member body. The review closes on 15 December 2015.
ISO/TS 12911:2012 Framework for building information modelling (BIM) guidance is currently being reviewed. Should you wish to provide input to this document, please contact your member body during the review period, which ends on 15 December 2015.