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WSP Steve Denton re-elected to lead Eurocode committee

Steve Denton has been re-elected to chair the European Standardisation Committee responsible for defining design rules for geotechnical engineers.

WSP head of civil, bridge and ground engineering Steven Denton, has been re-elected to chair the European Standardisation Committee, CEN/TC 250, responsible for defining Eurocodes for geotechnical and structural engineers used across Europe, including the UK.

Denton’s reappointment, for an unprecedented third three-year term, comes as the international committee he leads is working to deliver a completely revised suite of design standards under the largest standardisation grant ever issued by the European Commission..

Denton said, “I am honoured to be re-elected into one of the most influential standardisation roles in the construction sector worldwide. It is an important and exciting time. Thousands of expert engineers across Europe, including many from UK, are working collaboratively to develop the second generation of the Eurocodes, with a central focus on streamlining their ease of use and ensuring they remain the most up to date and comprehensive suite of standards in the world”.

The Secretariat of CEN/TC 250 is held by BSI, and Denton’s re-appointment comes as the General Assemblies of the European Standards Organizations CEN and CENELEC have approved a plan that secures BSI’s full membership post-Brexit.

Denton will now lead CEN/TC 250 until July 2022, during which time the first standards in the new suite of Eurocodes are expected to be published.

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