Sectoral operator: E396 Earthworks

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In 2009, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) decided to form a technical committee TC 396 Earthworks .

This committee is to prepare European standardization in the field of earthworks.

It is working on the following topics (each representing a separate part of the future standard):

Part 1: principles and genera l matters;
Part 2: classification of materials;
Part 3: construction procedures;
Part 4: soil treatment;
Part 5: quality control;
Part 6: dredging and hydraulic fill;
Part 7: hydraulic placement of mineral waste.

The meetings of the Belgian mirror group are co ordinated by BRRC, which together with the Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI) acts as a sectoral operator for the aforesaid technical committee.