Intertek Adds Fire, Structural and Code Evaluation ExpertsJuly 23rd, 2014 by DWM Magazine
In the wake of its December acquisition of Architectural Testing Inc. (ATI) and the recent introduction of the company’s Code Compliance Research Report (CCRR), Intertek has announced the addition of three engineering veterans to its building products division.
Daniel Cheney and Barry Badders have been appointed to program manager positions, while Steven Marquiss was added as a senior project engineer with certification service.
Cheney, who brings 25 years of experience in testing, product acceptance, codes and standards to the certification services group, will lead the company’s code evaluations program. He is a member of ASTM Committees D05, D14 and D07, and has served as chairman of the AWC Subcommittee on the Fire Performance of Wood, the AWC Wood Design Standards Committee and the Wood I-Joist Manufacturers Association. He is also a member of the NAHB Construction Codes and Standards Committee.
Badders was brought in to lead the fire testing and certification program based in the San Antonio laboratory. Badders has a Master of Science in fire protection engineering and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and fire engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Florida, and has 15 years of experience in mechanical and fire engineering. He is a member of ASTM Committee E05, chair of the NFPA Fire Test Committee and a convener of the ISO Working Group 1 under TC92/SC2. In addition to filling the senior technical position in San Antonio, he will be working with the company’s other fire labs to strengthen and expand their fire testing capabilities.
Marquiss brings more than 30 years of experience in civil and structural engineering. He earned both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Penn State and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Texas. In his new role, Marquiss will be responsible for product evaluation and certification, with an emphasis on Code Compliance Research Report projects.