Managing the Threat. Codes, standards, and regulatory groups can pose a serious threat to your industry by imposing manufacturing, installation, environmental, safety, or product performance standards on your industry’s products. Thomas Associates excels in helping associations address this threat.
Thomas Is Technical. Most association management firms routinely handle association meetings, trade shows, and publications, but the depth of our engineering and technical expertise is rare in the association management world.
Project Basis. Thomas Associates also provides our technical services on a project basis to handle your group’s important technical functions involving codes, standards, and regulatory work.
Our Technical Department, managed by an experienced Professional Engineer (P.E.) with a Ph.D., is daily immersed in codes, standards, testing, and regulatory activity, working with groups such as ANSI, ASHRAE, ASME, ASTM, CPSC, DOE, NFPA, NFRC, UL, major building code organizations, etc.
ANSI Experts. Several of our clients are ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organizations (SDO). We handle the periodic ANSI audits of the processes, ensuring that the proper procedures are followed to comply with ANSI requirements.
International Standards. We also participate in developing and administering ISO and IEC international standards. We serve as the chair for several U.S. Technical Advisory Groups, which develop the U.S. position on relevant international standards. Accordingly, we work with corresponding bodies of other countries to resolve differing opinions, achieve consensus, and harmonize standards for member companies.
If you would like us to provide a proposal for technical services, please complete the form on our Submit an RFP page.