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Call for Building Experts to Represent U.S. Concerns on ISO TAG

ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings represents U.S. building industry concerns as the U.S. Technical Advisory Committee (TAG) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 59 which develops international standards for building-construction products and processes.

“The U.S. TAG to ISO TC59 needs additional participation if U.S. positions and ideas are to be in any way implemented into the development of these documents,” said John Mulder, first vice chairman of E06 and member of ISO TC59. “Currently, five members of ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings are representing U.S. interests in the international arena as a U.S. TAG to ISO. However, one U.S. TAG member is responsible for attending five working groups, reviewing all documents generated, communicating with other U.S. TAG members concerning the work being developed in each working group, and communicating with the U.S. TAG chair.

“The U.S. TAG needs additional participating members to assume the work of attending the ISO working-group meetings, reviewing the documents generated, communicating with other U.S. TAG members, and insuring that U.S. industry needs are being served (or at least not being hindered or restricted) by these ISO documents,” Mulder explained, adding that U.S. TAG participating members meet once each year, usually for a period of two to three days, and are responsible for attending their respective ISO working group meetings.

To participate on the U.S. TAG, or for specifics about these and other ISO TC59 activities, contact Gerald Davis, Teag, Inc., 440 Laurier Ave. W., Ste. 200, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1R 7X6 (613/727-1788); or Geoffrey Frohnsdorff, NIST, Building Materials Division, Building and Fire Research Lab, Bldg. 226, Rm. B-368, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (301/975-6706). For ASTM meeting or membership details, contact Staff Manager Steve Mawn (610/832-9726). //

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