The International Standard for Construction first published in Russian


For the first time in history, the international standard for basic construction terms has been published in Russian and English. ISO 6707-1: 2020 “Buildings and Structures – Dictionary – Part 1: Basic Terms” introduced Russian into the practice of international construction standards and approved a single terminology base. This was reported on the portal of the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation.

“The Russian language becomes the basis of international standardization for construction along with the English language, and this is a huge step in the work on the harmonization of domestic and international norms. The publication of the bilingual standard is a landmark event for the industry, which was made possible thanks to close cooperation with representatives of the international organization for standardization ISO, with the active participation of experts of TC 465 “Construction”, – said Dmitry Volkov, Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation.

The use of a single terminology language will contribute to the development of the construction industry. The possibility of creating a Russian-language version of the international terminology dictionary was preceded by serious work, in which experts from TK 465 “Construction”, JSC “TsNIIPromzdaniy”, NIC “Construction”, NIISF and other leading Russian research organizations took part.

“The existence of uniform construction terms minimizes discrepancies between domestic and international standards, will leave in the past differences in the interpretation of the same construction processes. Synchronization of meanings, the ability to speak, in fact, in one language, will have a great impact on the effectiveness of domestic companies with foreign colleagues”, – the deputy minister emphasized.

Currently, the bilingual standard ISO 6707-1: 2020 “Buildings and Structures – Dictionary – Part 1: Main Terms” is available on the ISO website. The official working languages of ISO in which the original ISO standards can be published are English, French and Russian.

Source: Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation

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