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  • British Standards Institution

British Standards Institution (Corporate Name)

Preferred form: British Standards Institution
Used for/see from:
  • B.S.I. (British Standards Institution)
  • British Engineering Standards Committee
  • British Standards Institute
  • BSI (British Standards Institution)

Open systems, 1993- : v. 1, cover (in logo: BSI; standards)

B.S.I. information sheet, Jan. 1954: t.p. (B.S.I.; British Standards Institution)

The C++ standard, c2003: E-CIP (British Standards Institute)

BSI Web site, Dec. 6, 2004 (BSI, BSI Group; on 26 April 1901 the first meeting of the Engineering Standards Committee took place; committee changed its name to British Engineering Standards Association (BESA) in 1918; in 1931 changed the name to British Standards Institution)

Catalogue (BSI Business Information), 2002: p. ii (BSI Group)

The British Standards Institution was formed in 1901 as the Engineering Standards Committee, a body set up by the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Naval Architects, the Iron and Steel Institute, and the Institution of Electrical Engineers; known later as British Engineering Standards Committee; incorporated in 1918 as British Engineering Standards Association; received a supplemental royal charter in 1929. In 1931 name changed to British Standards Institution. Headquarters are in London.