Lang Receives ASTM Award

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Nicholas R. Lang, manager of the Research and Development Laboratory at the National Concrete Masonry Association in Herndon, Va., has received the 2011 President’s Leadership Award from ASTM International.

Established in 2007, the President’s Leadership Award recognizes individuals early in their ASTM careers who have significantly advanced the Society’s mission through extraordinary accomplishment, example and vision. T. Russell Gentry, Ph.D., an associate professor in the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga., also was honored this year.

Lang has been a member of ASTM International since 2006. He serves as a member at large on Committees C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry and C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units, and is chairman of Subcommittee C15.03 on Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units. He has chaired several C12 and C15 task groups, and also is a member of Committees C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates and E06 on Performance of Buildings.

After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering, Lang accepted the position of laboratory inspector at the ASTM International Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL) in Gaithersburg, Md. In 2006, he joined the National Concrete Masonry Association as a research engineer, and he assumed his current role in 2008. As manager of the Research and Development Laboratory, he oversees a staff of technicians and masons in evaluating the performance of concrete masonry products and wall systems in both a contract capacity and on behalf of the concrete masonry industry.
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