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GSO Construction & Building Materials Standards and GCC Building Code

2nd Annual "Quality Assurance for Sustainable Construction Materials" conference


(10-11 Dec. 2014, Dubai-UAE)

Engr. MOHAMMED ABDULLAH ALDABLAN


Construction & Building Materials Standards Specialist
Standards & Metrology Dept. - (GSO)

GCC
STANDARDIZATION
ORGANIZATION
www.GSO.org.sa
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GSO Establishment

GCC Supreme Council


22nd Session, Muscat, Oman, 30-31 Dec 2001

Establish a Standardization Organization


for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GSO)

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GSO MEMBER STATES

GSO Establishment
UAE
The State of the United Arab Emirates

BAHRAIN
The Kingdom of Bahrain

KSA
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

OMAN
The Sultanate of Oman

QATAR
The State of Qatar

KUWAIT
The State of Kuwait
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MEMBER STANDARDIZATION BODIES

GSO Establishment
ESMA
Emirates Authority For Standardization & Metrology

BSMD
Bahrain Standards and Metrology Directorate

SASO
Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization

DGSM
Oman Directorate General for Specifications and Measurements

QS
Qatar Laboratories and Standardization Affairs

KOWSMD
Specifications and Industrial Services Sector
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GSO Establishment

GSO Board of Directors


11th Session, Doha 22 Nov 2009

YEMEN JOINS GSO


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GSO is Governed by a

Board of Directors

Consisting of the

Relevant Ministers
of each of the member states

GSO Main Activities

Standards;
Metrology;
Conformity Assessment;
and Accreditation (will be independent as GAC)

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GSO STANDARDS

STANDARDS = + 15,000 (OPTIONAL)


TECHNICAL REGULATIONS = +1,400 (MANDATORY)

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GSO STANDARDS TCs

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GSO STANDARDS TCs


(cont.)

GSO Technical Committee for Construction and Building


Materials

TC06

10

GSO Technical Subcommittee for Green Buildings

TC06 /SC1

11

GSO Technical Committee for Oil and Gas

TC07

12

GSO Technical Subcommittee for Petroleum Products

TC07 /SC1

13

TC07 /SC2

14

TC08

15

TC09

16

TC10

17

TC11

18

TC12

19

GCC /WG SR

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GSO Technical Subcommittee for Liquefied and Natural Gas


GSO Technical Committee for Information and Information

Technology
GSO Technical Committee for Electric Power Generation,

Transmission and Distribution Equipment


GSO Technical Committee for Water Production, Transport

and Distribution Equipment
GSO Technical Committee for Medical Devices and

Supplies

GSO Technical Committee for Cosmetics and Personal Care


Gulf Team for Social Responsibility

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Generally, GSO supports Sustainability trends.

GSO
GSO/TC Construction
and Building Materials
(TC6)

GSO/SC Green
Buildings (TC6/SC1)

GCC Building Code

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Others (GORD, ASTM,


KATS)

GSO Technical Committee for Construction and Building Materials (TC6):


GSO STANDARDS & TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:
+1200 in Construction and Building Sector
58% ISO STANDARDS
18% CEN STANDARDS
16% ASTM STANDARDS
8% GSO PREPARED STANDARDS

www.GSO.org.sa : STANDARDS CATALOUGE


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GSO Technical Committee for Construction and Building Materials (TC6):


Examples of GSO STANDARDS & TECHNICAL REGULATIONS:
+100 CEMENT & CONCRETE
+400 IRON & STEEL
+20 ALUMINIUM
+50 CERAMICS

www.GSO.org.sa : STANDARDS CATALOUGE


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GSO Technical Subcommittee for Green Buildings (TC6/SC1):


OBJECTIVES:
Develop a Construction Products Labeling System (EcoMark).
Develop Construction Products standards based on (EcoMark).

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GCC BUILDING CODE


PROJECT
GSO Board of Directors (1st-3, 9/8/2011):
"Approval of hosting and running (GBC Technical Office) by State
of Qatar ".

GSO Board of Directors (1st-4, 9/8/2011):


"formation of (GBC Technical Office Higher Committee) to
implement the GBC project".

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GCC BUILDING CODE


PROJECT
GBC will be prepared based on SAUDI BUILDING CODE & ICC
CODE.
DECEMBER 2015 1ST EDITION.

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Buildings Maintenance TC
(UAE)

GBC Technical Office

Public Health and


Occupational safety TC
(Qatar)

Energy Conservation TC
(Kuwait)

Green Buildings and


Sustainability TC (Kuwait)

Fire Fighting TC (Kuwait)

Sanitary TC (UAE)

Mechanical TC (Qatar).

Electrical TC (Saudi Arabia)

Structural TC (Saudi Arabia)

Architectural TC
(Bahrain)

GBC Technical Office


Higher Committee

(NSB's, GCC-SG, GSO, National


BC Delegates)

Technical Advisory
Committee

GCC BUILDING CODE


#
1

TC
Architectural

Structural

Secretariat

Code

Bahrain

Architectural

Loads & Forces

Soil & Foundations

Testing & Inspection

Concrete Structures

Steel Structures

Masonry Structures

Saudi Arabia

Electrical

Qatar

Mechanical

UAE

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Sanitary

Saudi Arabia

Electrical

Mechanical

Sanitary

Fire Fighting

Kuwait

11

Fire Fighting

Green Buildings and Sustainability

Kuwait

12

Green Buildings and Sustainability

Energy Conservation

Kuwait

13

Energy Conservation

Public Health and Occupational safety

Qatar

14

Public Health and Occupational safety

10

Buildings Maintenance

UAE

15

Buildings Maintenance

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Thank you
For more information:
mdablan@gso.org.sa

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