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Daniël Verfaillie honoured by PIARC

I am very pleased to inform you that during a recent meeting of the PIARC Executive Committee in Chile our colleague Daniël Verfaillie was appointed as an “Honorary Member” of the Association.

The Belgian Road Association had nominated Daniël for this title on account of his substantial contribution to PIARC's activities in the field of terminology.

This is a well-deserved recognition and reward for nearly thirty years of commitment to the PIARC Committee on Terminology. Daniël has been a member of this Committee since 1986, chaired it from 1992 to 1999, remained an active member from 2000 to 2007, and has been leading it again since 2007 - which means that he is currently doing his fourth term in the chair.

He has been coordinating the continuous updating of the basic language (English-French) versions of the PIARC Terminology database (freely accessible on-line at termino.piarc.org/search.php) as well as its translation into other languages. As Belgians we partiularly appreciate the tremendous job that Daniël has been doing to produce a Dutch translation of the PIARC Technical Dictionary of Road Terms and the PIARC Lexicon of Road and Traffic Engineering.

Congratulations and lots of success for the years to come !

C. Van Rooten

published Nov. 13th, 2014

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