J.H. ANSPACH CONSULTING
Utilities Expert Witness / Claims Consulting Services
Professional Associations and Affiliations
Construction Standards Council: Chairman (1998-current)
The Construction Standards Council (CSC-CI) oversees all standards committees and proposals for the Construction Institute. CSC is responsible for reviewing and approving the technical content of its standards, recommending leadership positions within the committees, and resolving disputes/conflicts. It is responsible for identifying new construction-related services, tasks, products, and materials that could benefit from standardization and for promoting existing standards’ use. This position reports to the Construction Institute Board.
Codes & Standards Committee: Chairman (2008-2012), Member (1998-current), Board Liaison (2012-current)
The Codes and Standards Committee (CSC-ASCE) oversees and directs the Codes and Standards Program of the Society. It develops, modifies, and maintains rules and procedures in accordance with ANSI accreditation requirements. It approves appointment of standards’ chairs and hears and adjudicates any appeals from members or the public. It approves all standards for development and publication. CSC was a Board Committee during 2006-2012. A Society reorganization in 2012 now has CSC reporting to a new Board Committee for Technical Advancement.
Board Committee for Technical Advancement: Charter Member (2012-current)
The Committee for Technical Advancement (CTA) was formed in 2012 to oversee and direct all the technical activities of the Society, its Institutes, and Academies. It has 11 constitute Divisions, Councils and Committees: Aerospace Division, Cold Regions Engineering, Computing & IT, Energy Division, Forensic Engineering, Geomatics Division, Infrastructure Resilience Division, Pipelines Division, Wind Engineering, Codes & Standards, and Adaption to Changing Climate. I am appointed specific liaison to the Geomatics, Codes & Standards, and Infrastructure Resilience Divisions.
ASCE 38: Chairman (1998-current)
ASCE 38, Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data, is an internationally recognized standard regarding utility mapping. It is increasingly cited in state statutes, case law, and project procurements.
Utility Engineering Committee: Charter Chairman (2012-current)
The Utility Engineering Committee was formed in 2012 to bridge the gap between current engineering and construction practices and subsurface utility engineering. It will serve as ASCE and AASHTO’s main vehicle to get Utility Engineering recognized as a specific sub-discipline of engineering. It is a Construction Institute board level committee.
EJCDC Engineering Committee: Observer Member (2012 – 2013), Delegate (2014-current)
The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee is comprised of individuals appointed by ASCE, ACEC, and NSPE. It also has 15 other participating member organizations (APWA, AGC, Insurance, etc.). EJCDC has existed since 1975 to develop and update fair and objective standard documents that represent the latest and best thinking in contractual relations between all parties involved in engineering design and construction projects.
ASCE XX (Utility “As-Builts” Standard): Member and CI-CSC Oversight (2013-current)
This new activity was formed to develop a national format and procedure for developing as-builts for utilities. It will focus on new utilities under construction mainly.
Special Assignments by ASCE President, Board, or Board Committee
ASCE Energy Division, 2014 Conference Track Chair on “Fracking” Infrastructure Issues.
Pipeline Planning Manual of Practice Re-write, formation of new Utility Infrastructure Systems Institute
Construction Institute – Executive Committee, Research & Engineering Directorate. (1998-2009)
Committee on Utility Project Scoping & Coordination Technical Council (2009 - current)
Committee on Utility Mapping and Subsurface Utility Engineering Technical Council (2013-current)
Utilities Committee AFB70 (20010 - current)
Airport GIS Subcommittee (2010 - current)
National Damage Prevention Conferences
Board Advisor (1996-current)
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (1978 - 1996)
Past Member - Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
Past Member - Network Reliability Committee, Alliance for Telecommunication Industry Solutions subcommittee.
Past Senior Member - American Society of Highway Engineers