Three months of writers’ block … It has at least revealed that there is an almost unchanged stream of traffic to this blog even when nothing new is going on, which is gratifying in its own way.
Back in June I invited expressions of interest for a working group to review AS 2885.1 in preparation for a submission to Standards Australia in support of the next revision. That working group has now been constituted and had its first meeting last week. I don’t intend to fuel rumour by making premature comment on possible changes but it is worth reporting that the review process is now well under way.
The plan is broadly similar to the review undertaken for the 2007 revision. A range of issue papers will be prepared. When the working group is satisfied with each paper it will be circulated to the industry for wider feedback. The scope is wide, from typographical errors to the underlying philosophy and everything in between.
If you have any burning concerns about the Standard, now is the time to raise them. Get in touch with me via the “About” links above. Errors, inconsistencies, imprecision, omissions, new information … we need to know about all of them.
People always want to know when the next revision will be published. We have a rough program for the initial stages but it is too early to be precise about the end date. Suffice to note that holding your breath for a couple of years is bad for your health.