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Intertek Expands Fire, Structural and Code Evaluation Expertise


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Intertek has added three engineering veterans, Daniel Cheney, Barry Badders and Steven Marquiss, to its building products division. 

"These three individuals are well-respected professionals who sit on the pivotal codes and standards committees that are key to the industries we serve," said Gavin Campbell, Intertek’s global senior vice president, building products. "Their high-caliber expertise aligns perfectly with our goal of providing a total solution of testing, certification and engineering support that our customers and industry partners can have confidence in."

Cheney, program manager-code evaluations, brings 25 years of experience in testing, product acceptance, codes and standards to the certification services group. 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.

Badders joined Intertek as program manager–fire testing and certification and is based in the San Antonio laboratory. He 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. 

Marquiss, a senior project engineer with certification service brings with him a wealth of knowledge that comes from more than 30 years of experience in civil and structural engineering. He has worked on a variety of projects involving all aspects of building construction. 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

For additional information, visit www.intertek.com/building