Philip Caldwell

Philip Caldwell

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Philip is the External Affairs and Government Relations earthquake building code Edison Expert for Schneider Electric. A Virginia Tech graduate in electrical engineering, he has 38 years of experience in the application, design and qualification of electrical distribution, control and instrumentation. These applications cover a wide range of critical facilities from hospitals to commercial nuclear power plants for compliance to U.S. and international standards including twelve in field technical sales. Over the past 18 years he has become extensively involved in earthquake mitigation research and applications. His expertise has been vetted through professional societies and formal peer reviewed journal articles associated with the specialized field of earthquake engineering including co-authoring an ASCE engineering textbook with a former chairman of the California Seismic Safety Commission. In addition to NIST and USGS projects he has been a contributor to numerous FEMA natural hazards mitigation publications widely used globally by building design professionals, owners of critical facilities, government agencies, emergency management planners and building code compliance jurisdictions. He is currently on review panels related to natural hazards mitigation and public policy from the state level to the White House.

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