British Standards Institution (BSI) has confirmed that Douglas Masterson, technical manager at the GAI, has been appointed to act as UK Liaison for door and hardware sectors with CEN TC33 and CEN TC442 Committees in respect of Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Masterson currently acts as UK Expert on a number of European standards committees and working groups at CEN (European Committee for Standardization) but this is the most senior appointment.
TC33 is the CEN committee with oversight of EN standards for doors, windows, shutters, building hardware, powered pedestrian doors and curtain walls.
TC 442 is the CEN Building Information Modelling Committee. This committee develops a structured set of standards, specifications and reports which specify methodologies to define, describe, exchange, monitor, record and securely handle asset data, semantics and processes with links to geospatial and other external data.
Masterson said: “These appointments are a reflection of the hard work that has been done by GAI and its members on Product Data Templates not just across the hardware sector but also across the wider fenestration industry."