John Powel - Geolabs

Geolabs’ Technical Director Dr John Powell takes on Chairmanship of ISO committee.

Dr John Powell has recently been appointed Chair of ISO TC 182 Geotechnics with BSI now taking on the Secretariat. This now brings the two committees, one in ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and one in CEN (European Committee for Standardization, CEN TC341) that overlap on the subjects of Geotechnical Testing under a common chairmanship and secretariat. The work under CEN TC341 is in developing standards supporting the Geotechnical Eurocodes and under the Vienna Agreement between ISO and CEN no conflicting standards will be developed