ASTM Forensic Leadership
U.S. Forensic is proud to announce that Lori Cox, P.E. has been elected Vice-Chair of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) E-58 Committee on Forensic Engineering.
E-58 Forensic Engineering Committee
ASTM Committee E58 on Forensic Engineering was formed in 2008. The Committee, with a current membership of approximately 180, has 4 technical subcommittees; all standards developed by E58 are published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 14.02. These standards play a preeminent role in all aspects of forensic engineering. Ms. Cox, P.E. will serve as the Vice-Chair of this committee.
ASTM is an organization that has been providing standards for safety and performance for technical industries for over 125 years. Globally, ASTM has more than 12,000 standards that guide product development and construction. Technical experts from around the globe participate in the development of these standards. We are honored that Ms. Cox was elected to this forensic leadership position of an organization that has done so much to make our world a safe and better place. To learn more about this organization, please visit the ASTM website.
Response to the New Role
It is an honor to be recognized by such a distinguished group of peers and selected for this position. ASTM is the leading organization in developing voluntary testing protocols and standards used world-wide. As we enter the AI-realm and technology continues to advance, the E-58 committee is committed to maintaining the highest of standards for forensic engineers, while embracing technology to further our field. The E-58 committee encompasses ALL forensic engineering- not just civil/structural or mechanical. As such, it is important to ensure we do not lose sight of our scientific roots and the 7 principles of the Scientific Method that we base everything on: Question, Research, Hypothesis, Experiment, Data Analysis, Conclusion, and Communication, with a stringent peer review to ensure we have considered all viable variables. Now, more than ever, engineers are needed to analyze the data and prepare needed documentation to explain in an un-biased manner the cause, effect, and appropriate solution. I am hopeful that in the next 2 years we will continue to see new growth in the committee. We meet the 4th Tuesday in January and the 4th Tuesday in July via Zoom. You must register for the call-in number, but if anyone is interested in attending, please feel free to reach out to me.”Lori Cox, P.E.