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Speakers Announced for ANSI July Event on Capitol Hill Highlighting Standards for 21st Century Infrastructure



The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released its lineup of panelists and topics for a discussion of "Standards and 21st Century Infrastructure" on Monday, July 17, in Washington, DC. Scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Rayburn House Office Building Room 2167, the event will offer expert insights on the role of voluntary standards and conformity assessment in addressing infrastructure challenges and modernizing structures integral to the U.S. economy.

Following opening remarks from ANSI president and CEO S. Joe Bhatia, three panel discussions will feature a lineup of high-level standardization and government relations experts:

Panel I: Repairing, rebuilding and replacing aging infrastructure; focus on resilience

  • Chris Ochoa, Code Council (ICC)
  • Patrick Hughes, NEMA
  • Steven Unikewicz, NuScale Power

Panel 2: Modernizing and extending the life of infrastructure; transferring research to practices that support innovative new materials, technologies, and processes

  • Kathie Morgan, ASTM International
  • Dave Purkiss, Water Division, NSF International
  • Christopher Lindsay, IAPMO

Panel 3: Continuous monitoring of the built environment, including failure analysis and risk management

  • Chris Dubay, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Neil Lakomiak, Building & Life Safety Technologies Division, UL
  • Lisa Salley, American Petroleum Institute (API)

To attend, please RSVP to Mary Saunders, ANSI's vice president, government relations and public policy, at [email protected]. A brown bag lunch will be served. See the event flyer for additional details.


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