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BS 8006 review gets under way


THE BRITISH code of practice for strengthened/reinforced soils and other fills is undergoing a 10 year review.

Mark Shaw, technical manager of Maccaferri and member of the technical committee drafting the revision said that BS 8006 'remains the most comprehensive national standard on reinforced soil, and is adopted as practice in many other countries' The revision will incorporate technical developments introduced over the past decade and also include new European standards, Shaw said. This will ensure 'it remains at the forefront of good practice' BSI technical committee B526/4 is drawn from industry trade associations and learned bodies and is chaired by Steve Corbet of FaberMaunsell. Several task groups have been formed to review the main sections including the design of reinforced slopes, walls, embankments and soil nailing.

The revised standard is planned for publication in 2006.

l Comments and proposals are invited from users and interested parties, via their trade association or directly to the BSI, sina. talal@bsiglobal. com

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