The Aluminum Association (AA) has worked with the industry for over 60 years developing and maintaining technical standards for aluminum production. There are various departments within the Aluminum Association including the Engineering and Design Task Force (EDTF) and the Engineering Advisory Committee (EAC) whose responsibility is to maintain the Aluminum Design Manual (ADM) created by AA. According to the Aluminum Association, “This book is an invaluable resource to understand designing and constructing structures out of aluminum. It is divided into 9 critical sections detailing rules for determining the strength of aluminum structural components, buckling constants for welded and unwelded alloys, alloy and temper designation systems for wrought and cast aluminum alloys and more.”
To assist in the upkeep of the ADM, as well as various other obligations, is the Engineering Advisory Committee’s newest member, Jeffrey W. Shriver, PE, CDT. Shriver is a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, who brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to fulfill the various duties and responsibilities of being a member of the Aluminum Association Engineering Advisory Committee. Shriver has spent the last five years as a technical sales engineer for Laminators Inc., as well as nine years prior as a senior forensic engineer and nine and a half years as a structural engineer. Shriver earned a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (BAE) with an emphasis in Structural Engineering from Penn State University, University Park, Pa., as well as a Business Management A.A.S. From Lehigh Carbon Community College. In 2015, Shriver obtained his Construction Document Technician (CDT) certification through Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) “to enhance and demonstrate knowledge of writing, interpreting, enforcing and managing construction documents.”
“This committee is instrumental in maintaining the Aluminum Design Manual (ADM) that is vital to the construction of aluminum structures. Your [Shriver] contributions along with others on the committee assure that it continues to be a reliable reference for many years to come,” states John Weritz, VP standards & technology for the Aluminum Association (AA).