CoE: Theory 2 Practice
Presentation: Who Cares About Codes, Standards, and Certifications?
Stop wherever you are and look around. Unless you are stranded in the middle of the Mojave Desert, chances are you can identify literally dozens, if not hundreds, of examples related to codes, standards, and certifications in the buildings, products, and systems that surround you. Drawing from his experiences, Ward Judson will provide his perspective on the role codes, standards, and certifications play in today’s world. He will explain the relevance for engineering students and young professional engineers – whether you find yourself working in sales, manufacturing, research and product development, sourcing, or possibly a role in certifications, codes, and standards.Bio:
Ward Judson, Ph.D. is currently the Worldwide Manager, Agencies and Approvals, for ERICO International Corporation in Solon, Ohio. Ward manages product certification activity across ERICO’s three brands (CADDY®, ERICO®, LENTON®) and participates on several codes and standards committees including NFPA 70 (NEC) CMP12, TIA TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling, BICSI, and UL (UL508A Industrial Control Panels, UL203A Sway Brace Devices for Fire Sprinkler Piping). Ward received his B.S.M.E. from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. He then completed his M.S.M.E. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Ward has worked for ERICO in several engineering roles including product development, engineering test labs, exothermic welding products, product certifications, and codes and standards. Before ERICO, Ward worked for Delphi Packard Electric Systems in Advanced Product Engineering performing structural and thermal analysis. Ward is an author on two patents, additional patent applications, and conference articles. In his free time, he stays active with his wife raising three kids (7, 10, and 11). So that he’s not to be soon outdone by his kids, Ward has recently signed up for Facebook and Twitter accounts in order to “stay young.”