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Home Innovation Welcomes New Assistant Lab Director!

November 1, 2017 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Williams Named Assistant Lab Director for Home Innovation Research Labs

Home Innovation Research Labs is pleased to announce the promotion of Deanna Williams, P.E., to Assistant Lab Director. Deanna has been with Home Innovation for a little over a year, and in that time, has proven herself an invaluable asset to the effective operation of our laboratory testing and certification services. She reports directly to Tom Kenney, P.E., Home Innovation’s Vice President of Engineering & Research.

 Deanna Williams, PE, Assistant Lab Director

Deanna Williams, P.E.,
Assistant Lab Director

Deanna is a licensed professional engineer with nearly a decade of experience in engineering firms, and expertise in materials testing, structural forensics, and the design and restoration of buildings, bridges, and other structures. In her new role, she will have oversight responsibilities for Home Innovation’s thermal, plumbing, and steel framing certification programs, as well as unique testing projects the lab is hired to conduct. She will also be responsible for ensuring the lab’s compliance with all applicable test methods and reporting requirements specified by ISO 17065, ISO 17025, ISO 17020 as they apply to the lab’s certification requirements. She will continue to provide consulting and engineer-of-record services for Home Innovation clients seeking ICC-ES code compliance recognition for their products and innovative technologies.

Deanna received both a B.A. in Architecture and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., and is a licensed P.E. in Pennsylvania.

If you’re interested in working with Deanna and Home Innovation’s dedicated lab staff to have your product(s) certified, custom tested, and/or prepared for an ICC Evaluation Services report, or if you’d like to take a tour of the lab, get in touch.


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ABOUT: Home Innovation Research Labs, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., is a full-service research, testing, and consulting firm determined to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of single- and multifamily homes and home building products – in short, we aim to perfect the home. Founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), our team has been integral in solving many of our client’s most difficult product and technology issues, and helping to introduce some of the most groundbreaking innovations in residential construction. Through an interdisciplinary research approach – including market research, building science analysis, laboratory testing, and standards development – we help to find a home for innovation in the residential construction industry.

NOTE TO EDITORS ON STYLE USAGE: To identify this company and its work correctly, first reference should be "Home Innovation Research Labs." In subsequent mentions, "Home Innovation Labs” or simply “Home Innovation” are acceptable and accurate alternative references; we are not identified by an acronym. Prior to February 12, 2013, the company was known as the NAHB Research Center.