International Standards for Service Life Planning of Buildings
G J. Frohnsdorff, C Sjostrom, G Soronis
ISO Technical Committee TC 59, Building Construction, is an international standards committee dealing with general rules for performance requirements for buildings, SC 14, Design Life, is the subcommittee of TC 59 that deals with standardization of the principles and processes that apply when planning the design life of construction works. The standard being drafted by SC 14 will serve designers, owners, potential buyers/investors, educators, students, and others. It points out that, while it is difficult to make precise estimates of service lives, the discipline of making estimates based on the principles presented can help avoid unexpected failures. This paper reviews the current work within SC 14 and draws attention to issues and research needs yet to be addressed by the working groups drafting the parts of the design life standard.
International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components
building materials, Buildings, constructed factiities, durability, life cycle cost, service life, standardization, standards, sustainable building
, Sjostrom, C.
and Soronis, G.
International Standards for Service Life Planning of Buildings, International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components
(Accessed December 2, 2023)