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Thomas A. Schwartz Elected Vice Chairman of the ASTM International Board of Directors

Post Time:Dec 23,2011Classify:Company NewsView:326


Officials at ASTM International in West Conshohocken, Pa., have elected Thomas A. Schwartz, senior principal, president and head of the building technology group at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) as vice chairman of the board of directors for 2011-2012, according to a December 21 news release.


A member of ASTM International since 1982, Schwartz served on the ASTM board of directors from 2006 to 2008 and in 2010. He currently works on Committees E06 on Performance of Buildings as well as C14 on Glass and Glass Products and E58 on Forensic Engineering. He is chairman of Subcommittee E06.55 on Exterior Building Wall Systems and has chaired several other E06 groups.


Following his graduation from Tufts University in Medford, Mass., in 1973, with a B.S. in civil engineering, Schwartz started work as an engineer at SGH that has five offices in the United States. While in his early years with the firm, he earned his M.S. in material engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.


Schwartz held a number of positions at SGH, from engineer to senior staff engineer, and associate to principal, before assuming his current role. A registered professional engineer in 20 states and the District of Columbia, he focuses on building envelope systems, including curtainwalls, glazing, roofing, waterproofing and masonry. He investigates and evaluates all types of glass and window systems, wall systems and roofing, and lectures and writes extensively about building enclosure technology.


In addition to his ASTM work, Schwartz is a construction industry arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers. He was also a technical editor for Glass Digest for more than a decade.


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