Original Press Release
ASTM International E. George Stern Award Honors Larry D. Brown for Work on Building Standards
Press release date: July 15, 2009
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 15 July 2009-ASTM International Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings has honored Larry D. Brown, senior technical director at Tectum Inc. in Newark, Ohio, with the E. George Stern Award of Excellence for his outstanding contributions to the development of international standards for the building community. A member of ASTM International for more than 25 years, Brown is the current chair of Committee E06 and its Subcommittee E06.11 on Horizontal and Vertical Structures/Structural Performance of Completed Structures. E06 has recognized his work in the past with the Award of Appreciation on three separate occasions. In addition to E06, he also serves on Committees C17 on Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products, E05 on Fire Standards and E33 on Building and Environmental Acoustics. A graduate of Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, where he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry, Brown joined the staff at Tectum as a chemist in 1979. He was then promoted to director of quality assurance before assuming his current role in 1989. In addition to ASTM International, Brown is a member of the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association. Established in 1898, 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 around the globe.