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ASTM Wood Committee presents Markwardt Award to Philip Line.

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Jun 28, 2013 - Philip Line received L.J. Markwardt Award from ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood in recognition of his extensive contributions to standards activities within Committee D07, particularly those related to development of standards for engineering use of wood and wood-based materials in building construction. ASTM member since 1995, Line works on multiple D07 subcommittees and chairs section on reliability-based design. He is also member of Committees D20, E06, E60, and G01.

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ASTM International Wood Committee Presents Markwardt Award to Philip Line

Press release date: Jun 20, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—Philip Line, director of structural engineering at the American Wood Council in Leesburg, Va., has received the L.J. Markwardt Award from ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood.

Line received the Markwardt Award in recognition of his extensive contributions to standards activities within Committee D07, particularly those related to the development of standards for the engineering use of wood and wood-based materials in building construction. A member of ASTM International since 1995, Line works on multiple D07 subcommittees and chairs the section on reliability-based design. He is also a member of Committees D20 on Plastics, E06 on Performance of Buildings, E60 on Sustainability and G01 on Corrosion of Metals.

Line specializes in structural research and standards development for the design of wood as well as guidance documents for residential construction design. He began his career at Hapco/American Flagpole, Abingdon, Va., in 1991 as a design engineer. He then worked for the American Forest and Paper Association, Washington, D.C., as manager of engineering research and at URS Corp., Gaithersburg, Md., as senior structural engineer. He assumed his role at the American Wood Council in 2011.

A graduate of the University of Virginia where he received a master’s degree in civil engineering, Line also holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. Outside ASTM International, Line is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Building Seismic Safety Council Provisions Update Committee and the National Council of Structural Engineers Seismic Subcommittee.

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