Earlier this year, Kelby Miller was accepted as an applicant member to the American Welding Society (AWS) D1 Committee. Kelby is the Steel Services Manager for Atlantic Testing Laboratories, Limited. He has experience in construction materials engineering and testing through quality assurance and quality control testing and inspection performed on various projects. He also has 10 years combined experience working as a Level II NDT Technician and Structural Condition Inspector in the aerospace and marine construction industries.
Kelby attended meetings at the AWS World Headquarters in Miami, Florida. To quote AWS, “These committees spearhead the development of consensus standards for welding, cutting, and allied processes. These committees are comprised of volunteers who are specialists in their specific industries and processes: structural, aerospace, railroad, automotive, robotics, shipbuilding and marine, bridges, heavy equipment, piping and tubing, sheet metal, brazing, soldering, plastics, thermal spray, welding product manufacturers, and general applications.”
As a member of these committees, ATL will play a part in the development of the welding codes not only used internally, but also by our clients and on a global level. This is an incredible opportunity to help lead the industry.
The volunteers work under the rules of ANSI (The American National Standards Institute) to publish American National Standards on welding. AWS administrates the US technical advisory groups (TAGs) to ISO/TC44 (Welding and Allied Processes), and its subcommittees, participates in ISO/TC 167 (Steel and aluminum structures), and holds the secretariats of one ISO/TC44 subcommittee and five working groups.