International standards in the construction industry

In the modern world, new technologies are being introduced in various spheres of human activity. In the construction industry, technology is used strictly in accordance with certain standards. To regulate the construction process, quality, and safety of the entire process, international standards are created. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the main regulatory legal acts at the international level if the field of activity of your company comes into contact with construction. To clarify information on the selection of the standard you need, you can contact our team.

Building information modeling (BIM) - Data templates for construction objects used in the life cycle of built assets - Concepts and principles (ISO 23387:2020)

EN ISO 23387:2020

Correct construction planning stands not only for the good result but also for the safety of people. That is why norms and standards should be used while it’s management. One of the important standards in this area is ISO 23387:2020. This document sets out the principles and structure of data templates for construction objects. It is developed to support digital processes using machine-readable formats using a standard data structure to exchange information about any type of construction object, e.g. product, system, assembly, space, building, etc., used in the inception, brief, design, production, operation, and demolition of facilities. This document provides the specification of a taxonomy model that defines concepts from ISO 12006-3:2007, i.e. objects, collections, and relationships between them, to support the information need for the specific purpose of the data template. This document provides an EXPRESS specification with extensions of the EXPRESS-G notation and specification from ISO 12006-3:2007. These extensions have been provided to support market needs developed since the publication of ISO 12006-3 in 2007. This document provides the rules for linking between data templates and IFC classes within a data dictionary based on ISO 12006-3:2007. This document provides the rules for linking between data templates and classification systems within a data dictionary based on ISO 12006-3:2007. The target audience of this document is software developers and not construction industry domain experts appointed to create data templates based on sources describing information needs.

Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) for data sharing in the construction and facility management industries - Part 1: Data schema (ISO 16739-1:2018)

EN ISO 16739-1:2020

We have already mentioned that standards are tightly embedded in the construction industry. General standards globally describe the necessary processes, which is why the specification and strict compliance with the standards is necessary for the successful functioning of the market. The Industry Foundation Classes, IFC, are an open international standard for Building Information Model (BIM) data that are exchanged and shared among software applications used by the various participants in the construction or facility management industry sector. The standard includes definitions that cover data required for buildings over their life cycle. This release, and upcoming releases, extend the scope to include data definitions for infrastructure assets over their life cycle as well. The Industry Foundation Classes specify a data schema and an exchange file format structure. The data schema is defined in EXPRESS data specification language, defined in ISO 10303-11, XML Schema definition language (XSD), defined in XML Schema W3C Recommendation, whereas the EXPRESS schema definition is the source and the XML schema definition is generated from the EXPRESS schema according to the mapping rules defined in ISO 10303-28. The exchange file formats for exchanging and sharing data according to the conceptual schema are The clear-text encoding of the exchange structure, defined in ISO 10303-21, Extensible Markup Language (XML), defined in XML W3C Recommendation. Alternative exchange file formats may be used if they conform to the data schemas. In case you need to understand a more detailed description of possible variants of application the standard follows the link to the ITeh website.

Building construction - Organization of information about construction works - Part 2: Framework for classification (ISO 12006-2:2015)

EN ISO 12006-2:2020

The main focus of the newly developed regulatory documents of the System is the protection of the rights and legally protected interests of consumers of construction products, society, and the state while developing the independence and initiative of enterprises, organizations and specialists. ISO 12006-2:2015 defines a framework for the development of built environment classification systems. It identifies a set of recommended classification table titles for a range of information object classes according to particular views, e.g. by form or function, supported by definitions. It shows how the object classes classified in each table are related, as a series of systems and sub-systems, e.g. in a building information model. ISO 12006-2:2015 does not provide a complete operational classification system, nor does it provide the content of the tables, though it does give examples. It is intended for use by organizations that develop and publish such classification systems and tables, which may vary in detail to suit local needs. However, if this part of ISO 12006 is applied in the development of local classification systems and tables, then harmonization between them will be facilitated. ISO 12006-2:2015 applies to the complete life cycle of construction works, including briefing, design, documentation, construction, operation and maintenance, and demolition. It applies to both building and civil engineering works, including associated engineering services and landscaping. For getting more detailed information that may significantly change the way of organizational processes, follow the direct link to this standard.

Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modeling (BIM) - Information management using building information modeling - Part 1: Concepts and principles (ISO 19650-1:2018)

EN ISO 19650-1:2018

A well-established system of technical regulation is the foundation of the construction culture. It establishes the necessary requirements for all objects and subjects of construction activities and employs mechanisms to control their compliance. This document outlines the concepts and principles for information management at a stage of maturity described as "building information modeling (BIM) according to the ISO 19650 series". This document provides recommendations for a framework to manage information including exchanging, recording, versioning, and organizing for all actors. This document is applicable to the whole life cycle of any built asset, including strategic planning, initial design, engineering, development, documentation and construction, day-to-day operation, maintenance, refurbishment, repair and end-of-life. This document can be adapted to assets or projects of any scale and complexity, so as not to hamper the flexibility and versatility that characterize the large range of potential procurement strategies and so as to address the cost of implementing this document.

Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modeling (BIM) - Information management using building information modeling - Part 2: Delivery phase of the assets (ISO 19650-2:2018)

EN ISO 19650-2:2018

The property market is full of competitiveness now. To stay on the top of your area of business you have to be aware of the needed international standards. One of the important is ISO 19650-2:2018. This document specifies requirements for information management, in the form of a management process, within the context of the delivery phase of assets and the exchanges of information within it, using building information modeling. This document can be applied to all types of assets and by all types and sizes of organizations, regardless of the chosen procurement strategy.

Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modeling (BIM) - Information management using building information modeling - Part 3: Operational phase of the assets (ISO 19650-3:2020)

EN ISO 19650-3:2020

One more important new Standard is ISO 19650-3:2020 that specifies requirements for information management in relation to the operation and maintenance of assets (buildings and infrastructure). It will cover the information management processes to: establish an asset breakdown structure and data dictionary; establish and fulfill the organization’s requirements for information throughout the operational phase of an asset and for operational information throughout the delivery phase of an asset; create an asset information model (AIM) for an existing asset or portfolio of assets; create an AIM from selected contents of a project information model (PIM) from a construction project; exchange asset information with appointed parties (service providers) during operation and maintenance activities, and also during construction projects. revise the AIM as the asset changes record information relating to the disposal, decommissioning or demolition of an asset; use the AIM to support organizational business processes, and hold the AIM as a resource for the organization. This standard will be for use by organizations and individuals responsible for the operation, maintenance, and strategic management of assets. It will also be of use to individuals involved in exchanging information from a PIM to and from an AIM. In addition, it will be of use to individuals involved in exchanging information throughout the life of an asset. The standard will not cover detailed information content as this can only be defined in the information requirements which are developed by the organization. However, the standard will identify activities and documents which define information content.

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Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modeling (BIM) - Information management using building information modeling - Part 5: Security-minded approach to information management (ISO 19650-5:2020)

EN ISO 19650-5:2020

Where construction culture is absent or its components function ineffectively, negative consequences can reach catastrophic proportions and be accompanied by huge losses. For minimizing possible risks standards are created and one of them is ISO 19650-5:2020. This document specifies the principles and requirements for security-minded information management at a stage of maturity described as "building information modeling (BIM) according to the ISO 19650 series", and as defined in ISO 19650-1, as well as the security-minded management of sensitive information that is obtained, created, processed and stored as part of, or in relation to, any other initiative, project, asset, product or service. It addresses the steps required to create and cultivate an appropriate and proportionate security mindset and culture across organizations with access to sensitive information, including the need to monitor and audit compliance. The approach outlined is applicable throughout the lifecycle of an initiative, project, asset, product or service, whether planned or existing, where sensitive information is obtained, created, processed, and/or stored. This document is intended for use by any organization involved in the use of information management and technologies in the creation, design, construction, manufacture, operation, management, modification, improvement, demolition and/or recycling of assets or products, as well as the provision of services, within the built environment. It will also be of interest and relevance to those organizations wishing to protect their commercial information, personal information, and intellectual property.

Thermal insulation products for buildings - In-situ formed expanded clay lightweight aggregate products - Part 1: Specification for the loose-fill products before installation

SIST EN 14063-1:2018

International standards in the field of construction establish mandatory and recommended provisions that determine specific parameters and characteristics of individual parts of buildings and structures, construction products and materials, and ensure technical unity in the development, production, and operation of these products. This document specifies the requirements for loose-fill expanded clay lightweight aggregate products for in-situ installation in roofs, ceilings, floors, and ground floors. This document is a specification for the insulation products before installation. This document also describes the product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, marking, and labeling. This document does not specify the required level of a given property to be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application are to be found in regulations or non-conflicting standards. This document does not specify performance requirements for airborne sound insulation and for acoustic absorption applications. We strongly recommend focusing on the quality of the construction processes and their accordance with international rules. In this way of development, you will be sure that possible risks occurring while business development can be prevented.

The correct regulatory framework is the key to successful business development

Since the building industry covers many aspects like any other area, standards are mainly created on a specialized basis. In order to be sure that project implementation processes comply with international rules, you need to have a base of international standards selected specifically for your business. If your company operates in the field of construction and you are interested in the mentioned standards, go to our website and contact our team, which will answer all your questions and select the document you need for development in the international market.