- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 20 Oct 2020
Publicly Available Specification PAS
Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) are fast-track standards, specifications, codes of practice or guidelines developed by sponsoring organisations to meet an immediate market need. They are prepared following guidelines set out by BSI (British Standards Institution).
They set industry-wide standards and are produced collaboratively by key stakeholders. If a majority consensus can be achieved, and if they are endorsed by BSI, then PAS function as if they are British Standards.
PAS can be useful where there is an urgent requirement, such as when a new technology emerges, as they require less consultation and so are faster and less expensive to produce than British Standards. PAS should not conflict with other existing PAS or standards, although they may compete with other PAS.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- British Standards Institution.
- CE Mark.
- Common standards.
- PAS 91.
- PAS 180.
- PAS 181.
- PAS 182.
- PAS 1192-2.
- PAS 1192-3.
- PAS 1192-5.
- PAS 1192-6.
- PAS 2060 Specification for the demonstration of carbon neutrality.
- PAS 2080 Carbon management in Infrastructure.
- PAS 8811:2017 Temporary works.
 External References
Featured articles and news
Prioritising tax considerations.
The four D creative process: discover, define, develop and deliver.
National Cyber Security Centre initiative is announced.
Reviewing trends and projections.
Legislation will establish initiatives to move towards net zero.
How to document contractor employment status.
Tech tools to help manage people and space post-pandemic.
A style that ranges from mock Tudor to arts and crafts to the 'Wrenaissance'.
Free guide from Secured by Design.
BREEAM strategy for sustainability and the circular economy.
Free tool to improve the construction programming process.
Are buildings doing what they're supposed to be doing?
Cities with quick access to everything by foot or bike.
The pressures and pinch points of global destinations.