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Home Innovation's Assistant Lab Director to weigh in on seismic code discussions.

March 1, 2018Upper Marlboro, MD

Home Innovation’s Williams Selected as Voting Member on ASCE/SEI Seismic Subcommittee

Attends First Meeting of 2022 Cycle This Week in San Francisco

Deanna Williams, P.E., Assistant Lab Director at Home Innovation Research Labs, was recently selected to be on the Seismic Subcommittee of the ASCE/SEI 7 - Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures Standards Committee for the 2022 standards development cycle. She will attend the first subcommittee meeting for this cycle March 2-3 in San Francisco.

ASCE Standards provide technical guidelines for promoting safety, reliability, productivity, and efficiency in civil engineering. Many ASCE standards are referenced by model building codes and adopted by state and local jurisdictions, and provide guidance for design projects around the world.

“We’re extremely proud Deanna was selected to be on this prestigious subcommittee,” said Michael Luzier, Home Innovation’s President & CEO. “It’s an important appointment not just for her personally, but for Home Innovation and our clients as it reflects the fact that our staff’s expertise puts us on the leading edge of work in this arena.”

Membership of the ASCE 7 Seismic Subcommittee consists of a representative group of technical experts from the full range of stakeholders affected by the development and promulgation of seismic provisions, including producers, consumers, and general interest/regulatory representatives. The current goals of the Subcommittee include:

Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ASCE has a rigorous and formal process overseen by the Codes and Standards Committee (CSC). Standards are created or updated by a balanced, volunteer standards committee, followed by a public review period. All standards are updated or reaffirmed at least every 5 years. ASCE's standards program is regularly audited to ensure compliance with the ASCE Rules for Standards Committees and that it is consistent with ANSI requirements.

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