From 14 to 16 May 2013 the annual meetings of the European Committee for Standardization on Geosynthetics (CEN TC 189) took place at BSI in London: the meetings were for the second time chaired by Daniele Cazzuffi (CESI SpA, Milano), who was unanimously elected President of the Committee in January 2012, for a period of three years 2012-2014.
The annual meetings in London were attended by more than one hundred experts coming from 14 different European countries and from United States, Canada, Korea and Japan.
The European Committee on Geosynthetics was founded in 1989 and it's organised in six Working Groups, especially devoted to the development of methods for mechanical, hydraulical and durability tests and mainly to elaborate the harmonised European standards for the various field of geosynthetics applications (landfills, contaminated sites, dams
and reservoirs, canals and waterways, tunnels and underground structures, road and railways infrastructures, landslide stabilisation, drainage systems, erosion control): these harmonised European standards shall be accepted as national standards in all countries belonging to CEN.
The meetings in London represented a very good opportunity for CESI to promote its activities in the field of geosynthetics engineering, with special emphasis on the development of new standard test methods.
Moreover, the CEN meetings allow CESI to expand the business relationships with new potential customers, both at the European level and at a world-wide level.
The next European meetings with Dr. Cazzuffi as CEN TC 189 Chairman will be in Geneva from 8 to 10 April 2014, in conjunction with the international event Index 14.