The National Eurocodes Advisory Committee (NEAC) has been advising NSAI on Eurocodes work since the 1990's. For structural and administrative reasons, the NSAI Board recently approved the disbandment of the NEAC and the establishment of a new consultative committee, the Eurocodes Consultative Committee (ECC).
 

Sincere thanks

The NSAI sincerely thanks those who participated in the work of the NEAC, under the Chairmanship of Mr James Harrington, James Harrington Associates. Mr Harrington will continue to participate in the work of the new committee. Special thanks too, to the Liaison Engineers - Eamonn Cannon, Noel Kane, Colin Short, Paul Devine and Eric Farrell, who acted as sectoral links to relevant European Eurocodes sub-committees, within their areas of expertise.
 

Committee function

The function of the Committee is to give NSAI expert advice on standardization matters relating to implementation of Eurocodes in Ireland and to mirror the work of CEN TC 250 'Structural Eurocodes' as appropriate. The committee will operate under NSAI Consultative Committee Terms of Reference.
  As Europe enters the next phase of Eurocode development, the committee is designed to facilitate broad membership, increased participation and improved dissemination of information, amongst relevant stakeholders, including consulting engineers, academics, other participants in the building industry and students alike. The role of Liaison Engineer will be taken over by working groups, mirroring the subcommittee structure of CEN TC 250.
 

Eurocodes Consultative Committee

The inaugural meeting will be held on 2nd October 2013. Mr Jim Mansfield, Kavanagh Mansfield and Partners Consulting Engineers, is being proposed by NSAI, as Chair.  Mr Mansfield has previously acted as Liaison Engineer Group Chairman and is actively involved in the drafting of Irish National Annexes to the Eurocodes.

Members of NEAC have been offered the opportunity to continue participation in Eurocode work and the new committee. A review of membership will then be carried out and gaps identified and addressed as appropriate.

If you require further information about the committee or its work, please contact Yvonne.Wylde@NSAI.ie

Finally, we wish the committee well and say 'go raibh míle maith agaibh arís', to the NEAC and all its members.

Yvonne Wylde
Technical Secretary
Eurocodes Consultative Committee

 

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