British Standards, The CAD Setter Out is the BSI Insider

The British Standards Institute HQ in Chiswick London UKThis week I was pleased to be Invited to attend a meeting of the TDW/4 Committee at the British standards institute in Chiswick, West London.

TDW/4 is the committee that deals with ‘Technical product specification’ which includes BS 8888, and all it’s parts..

The purpose of TDW/4 is to coordinate efforts between all the subcommittee’s that deal with the individual standards.

Much of what was discussed at this meeting was over my head (Thankfully there was wi-fi available, so I was able to look up the standards as I went along!) However, sitting in on the meeting gave me a really good idea of how the British standards for technical drawing are formed and revised – as well as how they are ratified against the European and International standards.

I was honoured to meet Brian Griffiths and Colin Simmons – Both of whom have written great books that I have in my collection!

I have been invited to attend the committee that covers BS 128 – ‘General principles of presentation’, later in the year.

Thanks very much to Sarah Kelly for looking after me, and Iain MacLeod for Inviting me along.

If you are interested in Finding out more about British standards you could read these posts:

British Standards For The Construction Industry

Technical Drawing Standards – Which standards do i follow

Technical drawing standards – Whats in a name

Technical Drawing Standards – A brief history (BS 308 and all that)

Technical drawing standards – A Thorny subject

Or visit the BSI Website:


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