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ASTM awards William F. Edelen for work on Committed D18.

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May 13, 2011 - ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock has presented ASTM International A. Ivan Johnson Award to William F. Edelen, VP of Engineering at Froehling & Robertson, Inc., for his significant contributions to work on committee. Member of ASTM since 1986, Edelen is D18 Vice Chairman and member at large on executive subcommittee. Committee honored Edelen with Special Service Award in 2007 and he also received Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award in 2005 and 2009.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Committee on Soil and Rock Presents A. Ivan Johnson Award to William F. Edelen

Press release date: May 11, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - William F. Edelen, vice president of engineering at Froehling & Robertson Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has received the ASTM International A. Ivan Johnson Award for his significant contributions to the work of ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. A member of ASTM International since 1986, Edelen is a D18 vice chairman, a member at large on the executive subcommittee, and works on multiple subcommittees. He was honored with a Special Service Award from the committee in 2007, and has received the Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award twice, in 2005 and 2009. A graduate of the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, where he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in geotechnical engineering, Edelen joined Froehling & Robertson in 1982 as a branch manager. He left in 1989 to serve as a geotechnical manager at The EDGE Group before returning to Froehling & Robertson in 1991. He assumed his current role at the company in 2005. In addition to ASTM International, Edelen is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Geo-Institute, the American Public Works Association, the Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors, the American Council of Engineering Companies and the American Society of Highway Engineers. 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.

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