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IFAN Newsletter for January 2018 is available


In this issue you can read an interview with Sergio Mujica the ISO Secretary-General as well as an article 'Standards use under the microscope', in the first of a series of articles, Keith Wilson looks at the investigation of standards and their use in the inquiries into the Grenfell Tower fire, London, 2017.


To get your copy please email the IFAN Secretary at: ifan@ifan.org


 

IFAN Guide 3 : 2018 2nd edition published


The second edition of IFAN Guide 3 Guidelines to assist members of standards committees in preparing user-friendly European Standards. The guide was written by the IFAN European Group who meet 3-4 times a year to discuss matters related to the European Standardization system and the group has a close relationship with the CEN/CENELEC Management team.


Copies of the guide can be downloaded from the Publications section of this website.


 

A new President and two new Members of the Board


Today we welcome the new IFAN President, Mr. Ross Wraight who starts three years of office, Mr Wraight is Chief Executive of the Standards Group Ltd. You can read more about our President as well as our two new Board members: Mrs. Claudia Bach of SES and Dr. Bernhard Angermaier of ANP, in our next newsletter.


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IFAN's October Newsletter is now out!


Read about the IFAN/SES/ICES joint Conference in Chicago in August and the paper presented by IFAN Treasurer Keith Wilson on Anchoring Building Information Modelling in UK construction; also in this edition a report on the ISO GA in Berlin; a report of the IFAN Alumni reunion and Mr. Neil Reeve's Georges Garel Award acceptance message.


If you would like a copy please contact the IFAN Secretary at ifan@ifan.org


 

IFAN's Georges Garel Award presented to Mr Neil Reeve


The IFAN Board unanimously agreed to bestow the Georges Garel Award upon Mr Neil Reeve in recognition of his numerous outstanding and meritorious contributions to the field of standardization on behalf of the oil and gas sector in general, Shell Oil in particular, as well as his outstanding contributions to IFAN. Mr Reeve was President of IFAN 2003-2008 and represented Shell in IFAN. His acceptance statement will be printed in the next IFAN Newsletter.


The Georges Garel Award was instituted by IFAN in 1979 in commemoration of its first president Mr. Georges Garel. The award is bestowed upon persons who in the opinion of the IFAN Board have rendered exceptional service to the international community of standards users.


 

44th IFAN Members' Assembly and Conference, Drakes Hotel, Chicago, USA, 7- 9 August

A report on the 44th Members' Assembly and the Joint Conference will be in the next IFAN Newsletter.


The Future of standardization


Find out what are the greatest challenges that IEC faces today and in the future. For the full interview with IEC General Secretary Frans Vreeswijk and some more exciting news contact ifan@ifan.org and receive our latest newsletter.

















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The International Federation of Standards Users is an independent, non profit-making international association of national organizations for the application of standards, companies, professional and trade associations, and governmental agencies, concerned with the use of standards.

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