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Reference EN 50600-2-1:2014
Title Information technology - Data centre facilities and infrastructures - Part 2-1: Building construction
Project Number 23542
Abstract/Scope This European Standard addresses the construction of buildings and other structures which provide accommodation for data centres based upon the criteria and classification for “physical security” within EN 50600 1 in support of availability. This European Standard specifies requirements and recommendations for the following: a) location and site selection; b) building construction; c) building configuration; d) fire protection; e) quality construction measures. Safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements are outside the scope of this European Standard and are covered by other standards and regulations. However, information given in this European Standard may be of assistance in meeting these standards and regulations. Conformance of data centres to the present document is covered in Clause 4.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2014-03-21
Current Stage code deadline 2015-01-06
Deadline date for vote  


Mandate(s) M/462
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 35.020 - Information technology (IT) in general
35.110 - Networking
91.140.50 - Electricity supply systems
Keywords Data centre; Facilities; Infrastructure; Building; Construction
Note 2013-12-02 Publication editing allocated to
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2014-03-21 2015-01-06 export to doc file  EN
5099 2014-01-06 2014-02-03  
5060 2013-12-02 2013-12-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-09-27 2013-11-29 export to doc file  EN  FR
4099 2013-07-04    
4060 2013-03-04 2013-03-25 export to doc file  EN
4020 2012-09-28 2013-03-01 export to doc file  EN
3099 2012-07-13    
1099 2012-05-29    
1000 2012-03-14 2012-05-29  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2014-01-06
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2014-03-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-07-06
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2015-01-06
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-01-06


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.