The International Code Council (ICC) has been appointed as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) administrator to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 59 (ISO/TC 59), which has oversight over the development of ISO standards related to buildings and civil engineering works. As the US TAG administrator, the Code Council is responsible for formulating the official U.S. position to proposals and within activities under the responsibility of ISO/TC 59, as well as for bringing to ISO any new work items that would support the broad efforts in the US in this area of standardization. To ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to contribute to the development of the U.S. position on key issues that are considered by ISO/TC 59, the Code Council is now soliciting US stakeholders to participate in the US TAG.
The construction industry is constantly being challenged with demands of higher effectiveness and better profitability, and new demands emerge as globalization and international trade expand. The standards developed under ISO/TC 59 are meant to address these demands and benefit the entire industry, as well as provide frameworks that other construction-related committees at ISO can build on in their work.
"It is critical for the U.S. industry involved in the built environment and building safety to have a seat at the table in discussions of international standardization impacting buildings and civil engineering works, and the Code Council is strategically positioned with our NGO partners to facilitate this dialogue among US building industry stakeholders," said International Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO.
Participation in the US TAG is open to all US national interested parties who are directly and materially affected by all of the TAG's activity. To learn more about ISO/TC 59 and the US TAG, click here.