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International Standards for Service Life Planning of Buildings

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Author(s)

G J. Frohnsdorff, C Sjostrom, G Soronis

Abstract

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.
Citation
International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components

Keywords

building materials, Buildings, constructed factiities, durability, life cycle cost, service life, standardization, standards, sustainable building

Citation

Frohnsdorff, G. , Sjostrom, C. and Soronis, G. (2017), International Standards for Service Life Planning of Buildings, International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created February 19, 2017