is a registered professional engineer specializing in wind hazard mitigation and code development activities. He is currently President of T. Eric Stafford & Associates and serves as a building code consultant for various groups including the Institute for Business and Home Safety, the Florida Building Commission, and ASCE among others. Eric recently partnered with ASCE Press to publish the Significant Changes to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10 and Significant Changes to the Earthquake Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10. Eric has also partnered with the International Code Council, Building Officials Association of Florida, and AIA Florida to publish Commentaries on the Florida Building Codes, and Commentaries on the North Carolina Building Codes. Previously, he served as Vice President/Technical Services for the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes.

Eric has a Bachelor Civil Engineering and a Master of Science (Structural emphasis) from Auburn University. He is a member of the ASCE 7 Task Committee on Wind Loads, previous member of the National Hurricane Conference Planning Committee, Chairman Emeritus of the National Hurricane Conference Engineering Topic Committee, former Staff Liaison to the SBCCI Wind Load Committee, and former Staff Liaison to the International Building Code Structural Code Development Committee. A national lecturer on the wind provisions of the International Building Code and ASCE 7, he was also Manager of Codes for the International Code Council and Director/Code Development for the Southern Building Code Congress.