Affiliations, Registrations, & Certificates
A Strong Commitment to Independence and Ethics...
As a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), EDI is committed to the independent practice of engineering and has no commercial affiliation with manufacturers, material suppliers, contractors, or others, which would prejudice or subordinate our professional or ethical judgment. Nor do we accept brokerage fees or commissions. Our recommendations are objective and are made with our customers' best interests as our guide.
EDI and our Associates are active in the following professional organizations and technical societies:
- 7x24 Exchange
- American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
- American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC/GA)
- Association for Computer Operations Management (AFCOM)
- American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
- American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)
- ASIS International (ASIS)
- Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI)
- Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers & Directors (CAHED)
- Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA)
- Healthcare Hospital Executive (HCHE)
- Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
- InfoComm - International Communications Industries Association (ICIA)
- Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
- International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS)
- National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
- Society of Telecommunications Consultants (STC)
- Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
- The Green Grid
- US Green Building Council (USGBC)
- Women in Technology (WIT)
Registrations & Certifications
Many of our consultants maintain the following certifications that enable us to better serve our customers:
Professional Engineer (PE) – Mechanical, Electrical
Issued by Secretary of State agencies to license design competency for building systems such as electrical and mechanical. The license incorporates a minimum 4 years of related design experience and a Bachelor of Engineering degree. Engineers are registered on a state-by-state basis for a specific discipline.
Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
Issued by the Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI), an organization dedicated to improving the quality of technology infrastructure in buildings, particularly networking and telecommunications. The RCDD represents engineering skills specific to the design of specialized structured cabling systems for facilities.
LEED Accredited Professions (AP)
LEED Professional Credentials demonstrate current knowledge of green building technologies, best practices, and the rapidly evolving LEED Rating Systems. They show differentiation in a growing and competitive industry, and they allow for varied levels of specialization. A LEED Professional Credential provides employers, policymakers, and other stakeholders with assurances of an individual’s level of competence and is the mark of the most qualified, educated, and influential green building professionals in the marketplace.
Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC)
Issued by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), an HCC demonstrates one’s understanding and knowledge of ensuring quality control within the construction process, assessing risk management issues, identifying challenges and solving problems, and understanding the needs and expectations of owners as it applies to healthcare construction projects.
Data Center Certified Energy Practitioner
Issued by the Department of Energy, this person is trained on performing energy assessments in data centers and transferring knowledge to the data center staff for allowing replication. Key skills include design, operation, and diagnostics experience, as well as measurement techniques and data collection.
Certified Technology Specialist – Design (CTS-D)
Issued by the International Communications Industries Association, also known as InfoComm. The “D” denotes a specialist in the area of audio-visual communications systems design. A broad certification, the CTS-D designer is knowledgeable in various types of AV solutions and applications.
Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM)
The CPSM is recognized as an individual who has met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services for firms practicing in the built and natural environments.
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
The MCSE is an individual who has passed the rigorous certification exams demanded by Microsoft Corporation for attaining the Certified Systems Engineer title. This individual is an expert in all Microsoft operating systems, applications, and productivity software.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
A step above the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CCNPs have passed numerous exams designed to test their mettle at configuring and troubleshooting Cisco networking products. A CCNP is proficient in Cisco hubs, switches, routers, and telephony product lines and has an intimate knowledge of network design and implementation.
Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)
Overseen by Novell, Inc., a Certified Novell Engineer is familiar with the Novell Netware Network Operating System. This includes fundamental knowledge of legacy IPX protocols, as well as the current IP protocol. Design and usage of Netware Directory Services (NDS) is also essential. A CNE is fully versed in all workings of desktop integration products such as ZENworks, and is familiar with the networking concepts and rights management inherent to Netware.
Citrix Certified Administrator
A Citrix Certified Administrator is adept at managing the various Citrix product lines. CCA’s are skilled at determining the unique needs of large, centralized multi-user systems inherent to Citrix deployments, as well as designing solutions specific to those needs.