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International Standards for Design Life of Constructed Assets



C Sjostrom, P Jernberg, G J. Frohnsdorff


In 1993, a working group aimed at developing standards for design life was established in ISO Technical Committee TC59, Building Construction. The working group was later elevated to subcommittee status as ISO/TC59/SC14 - Design Life. The purpose of the activity is to document steps to be taken at various stages of the building cycle to ensure that the resulting building, or other constructed facility, will last for its intended life, the design life, without incurring large unexpected expenditures. It is needed to facilitate the making of objective estimates of the service lives of buildings and facilities.(Abstract incomplete)
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of CIB World Building Congress 2001
Paper 192
Conference Dates
April 1, 2001
Conference Location
Wellington, 1, NZ
Conference Title
International Council for Innovation and Research in Building and Construction (CIB)


building technology, buildings and constructed assets, design life, international standard, ISO/TC59/SC14, service life planning


Sjostrom, C. , Jernberg, P. and Frohnsdorff, G. (2001), International Standards for Design Life of Constructed Assets, Proceedings of CIB World Building Congress 2001, Wellington, 1, NZ (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created March 31, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021