ICE Fellow’s outstanding contribution to standards recognised with prestigious BSI award

Dr Brian Simpson, a Director at ARUP was awarded the Wolfe Barry Medal at the British Standards Institution’s premier annual Standards Forum and Awards event.

Dr Simpson received his award from Dr Scott Steedman CBE BSI Director of Standards
Dr Simpson received his award from Dr Scott Steedman CBE BSI Director of Standards

The BSI Wolfe Barry Medal was given to Brian for his outstanding leadership, commitment, expertise and impact in the field of geotechnical engineering standards over the past 37 years. The standards he has been so instrumental in helping to develop, Eurocodes, have had a major impact on structural engineering design across Europe and even beyond.

Brian has been a Vice Chair, Chair and leader of the UK Delegation in this area of standards development and is known for his diplomacy skills and power of persuasion both of which are bolstered by his technically sound and logical reasoning. Brian is an innovator, developing new geotechnical design practices within the standards, and a mentor, supporting numerous committee members to develop their understanding and skills.

The most prestigious of the BSI Standards Awards, the Wolfe Barry Medal recognises an outstanding contribution to standards making by an individual committee member. The recipient can be a serving or recently retired committee member. They should have been contributing to the development of a standard or standards which have had a significant impact on industry, the economy and/or the public good.

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