Tue, 26 November, 2019
TWI Technology Fellows Mike Troughton and Isabel Hadley were nominated for the 2019 BSI Standards Makers Awards, Mike for his role in representing the UK at international level (ISO, CEN, IIW, ASTM, ASME and AWS) and Isabel for leadership (chairing the committee that develops and maintains BS 7910). Although neither Mike nor Isabel were the winners this time, their nominations are an example of the recognition that TWI's work with codes and standards receives.
The awards ceremony was part of BSI's annual conference on 21 November at the Hard Rock Hotel in central London, where an audience of over 100 delegates was addressed by senior staff from BSI and its international partner organisations, CEN and ISO. The major themes of the conference were:
- The ways in which standardisation can contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (including clean water and energy, climate action, sustainable cities and a decent work environment)
- How standards help international trade
- Diversity and Inclusion (not only within the committees, but in the standards themselves, e.g. the underlying assumption behind standards for PPE is that a 'typical' adult is male).
Breakout sessions allowed small groups of delegates to discuss a range of topics, including the management of innovation, digital transformation of standards development, BSI relationships around the world and the management of human capital.