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July 13, 2012 - ASTM International Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings presented Award of Merit and title of fellow to Robert J. Kudder, Ph.D., senior consultant at Raths, Raths, and Johnson Inc. in Willowbrook, IL. Member of ASTM International member and Committee E06 since 1984, Kudder served one term as E06 membership secretary from 2000-2005 and received E06 Award of Appreciation in 2007. He was also primary author of ASTM E2128, Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls.

ASTM International Committee on Performance of Buildings Honors Dr. Robert J. Kudder with Award of Merit


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Press release date: July 12, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-ASTM International Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings has presented the Award of Merit and title of fellow to Robert J. Kudder, Ph.D., senior consultant at Raths, Raths & Johnson Inc. in Willowbrook, Ill. The Award of Merit is ASTM's highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.

Kudder has been a member of ASTM International and Committee E06 since 1984. He served a term as E06 membership secretary from 2000-2005 and received an E06 Award of Appreciation in 2007. He was the primary author of ASTM E2128, Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls, which addresses a fundamental need in the building performance evaluation field.

A structural engineer with experience in observation, field and laboratory testing, and repair of nonperforming and distressed structures, Kudder has been with Raths, Raths & Johnson since 1979. He became principal in 1986 and assumed his current role in 2004. He is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois and a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and Ohio.

In addition to ASTM International, Kudder is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Construction Specifications Institute, Exterior Design Institute, the Masonry Society and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., where he earned his Ph.D. and an M.S. in civil engineering, Kudder also holds a B.Eng. in civil engineering from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, N.Y.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

View this release on the ASTM Web site at www.astmnewsroom.org.

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