Standardization is a forward-looking activity, as it calls for the ability to understand the future, define agreed roadmaps on how to make it possible in practice, and enable it to happen. In this context, the Work Programme 2019 provides an overview of the main standardization developments and strategic priority areas for 2019 across the 14 business sectors and the 3 horizontal topics of activity. Per sector, the reader will find a list of the technical bodies involved in carrying out the work, the number of standards published by CEN and CENELEC in that sector, the work items that are currently in the work programmes and the standardization requests received from the European Commission and EFTA.
- SUSTAINABILITY OF CONSTRUCTION WORKS CEN/TC 350 ‘Sustainability of construction works’ is responsible for the development of horizontal standardised methods for the assessment of sustainability aspects of new and existing construction works (buildings and civil engineering works), including standards for environmental product declaration (EPD). In response to Standardization Request M/350 concerning the development of horizontal standardised methods for the assessment of the integrated Environmental performance of buildings, the focus of the Technical Committee in 2019 will be the publication of the amended EN 15804, as well as the revision of EN 15978 and EN 15643. The Technical Committee will also continue developing two standards as a part of the ‘Adaption to Climate Change’ project, while continuing to provide support to Technical Committees (TCs) in the construction sector for the development of product specific environmental product declarations.
The full accessible PDF of the Work Programme is available online.
Source: CEN and CENELEC’s website.