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

Flagship standard under revision

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Flagship standard under revision

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.

Final steps on new standard for describing, authoring and maintaining properties in interconnected data dictionaries

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Final steps on new standard for describing, authoring and maintaining properties in interconnected data dictionaries

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 16757 Data structures for electronic product catalogues for building services

ISO 16757 Data structures for electronic product catalogues for building services

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.

Proposal for a new project on wildfire performance

Proposal for a new project on wildfire performance

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 under publication

ISO/FDIS 11618 under publication

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.

Is the ISO 10845 Construction procurement series up to date?

Is the ISO 10845 Construction procurement series up to date?

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.