The new standard covers concrete paving, blocks and flags, natural stone slabs and sets, and clay pavers, providing authoritative information on the structural design of modular pavements

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BSI have announced the publication of a new standard, and we think you’re going to like it!

See BS 7533-101:2021 – Pavements constructed with clay, concrete or natural stone paving units – Code of practice for the structural design of pavements using modular paving units at

A radical evolution on prior documents, the revised Code of Practice brings five previous parts together into one document. It replaces BS 7533 parts 1, 2, 8, 10 and 12, and partially supersedes parts 6 and 7.

For, users that means:

Join the introductory webinar on Wednesday 20 October

BSI are running a one-hour webinar at 10.00am on Wednesday 20 October to introduce the new standard. There will also be short presentations on current trends in paving design and construction.

The webinar will cover:

  • an introduction to BS 7533-101 and the paving industry.
  • end-user perspectives on designing a pavement.
  • highways engineering perspectives on designing a pavement.
  • how to use concrete, stone and clay as modular paving materials.

This event is for end users, highways engineers and material specialists in the concrete, stone and other specialist industries involved in designing pavements.

Register for the webinar here.

More information for LI members on relevant British Standards is available on LI Connect, where one of the members of our Third Party Environmental Standards Working Group writes regular updates. Read the blog here.


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