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|This part of ISO 15686 describes the principles and procedures
that apply to design when planning the service life of buildings
and constructed assets. It is important that the design stage
includes systematic consideration of local conditions to ensure,
with a high degree of probability, that the service life will be no
less than the design life.
This part of ISO 15686 is applicable to both new constructions
and the refurbishment of existing structures. However, additional
considerations may apply to existing buildings.
NOTE 1 In historic buildings even new work may be ruled by the
need to preserve authenticity and certain options may not be
available or advisable. They are therefore excluded from specific
consideration within this part of ISO 15686.
NOTE 2 The skill and expertise of the person or organization
undertaking the service life planning will be crucial to the
reliability of the planning. Ideally a team of people who have the
necessary skills in service life forecasting, design, construction
and maintenance management will be represented within the project
team. Familiarity with in-use conditions and construction
conditions for the type of project will be of great assistance in
determining typical conditions. Familiarity with the area will
assist in identifying environmental factors which may not occur to
strangers to the area. It is particularly important to consider
local agents. These may include agents of degradation (e.g.
emissions from a local power station).
NOTE 3 Wherever the term "buildings" is used in the text it
should be read as "buildings and constructed assets". Constructed
assets covers everything that is constructed or results from
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