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New appointments at ASTM International

Robin E. Graves, Ph.D., corporate manager of technical services at Vulcan Materials Co. in Birmingham, Ala., has been elected chairman of ASTM International Committee C07 on Lime and Limestone.

Committee C07 includes more than 80 members who oversee 25 ASTM International standards related to lime and limestone used for industrial, environmental, chemical, construction and agricultural applications.

Graves, who also serves as vice chairman of ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates and chairs Subcommittee C09.95 on Coordination, has been an ASTM member since 1992. He is currently serving a 3-year term on the ASTM board of directors and is a past member of the ASTM Committee on Technical Committee Operations (COTCO), where he was chairman of the subcommittee on Regulations. Graves is also a member of Committees C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry, D04 on Road and Paving Materials and D18 on Soil and Rock.

Ian Chin, vice president and senior principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. (WJE) in Chicago, Ill., has been elected chairman of ASTM International Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. WJE is an interdisciplinary firm of structural engineers, architects and materials scientists that specialises in the investigation, analysis, testing and design of repairs for historic and contemporary structures.

Formed in 1937, Committee C15 has a membership of approximately 315 technical experts who oversee ASTM standards development related to the manufacture of manufactured masonry units of inorganic materials, including fired clay and shale, concrete, sand-lime and coatings for such units. C15 includes 13 subcommittees responsible for more than 65 ASTM International published standards.

Chin has been an active ASTM International member since 1986, serving on ASTM Committees C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry, C18 on Dimension Stone, C24 on Building Seals and Sealants and E06 on Performance of Buildings in addition to C15. He was honored with the ASTM Walter C. Voss Award in 2007 for his outstanding contributions to the field of building technology, and received the ASTM Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow in 2005.

American Concrete Institute elects new chairperson for 313 committee

Tim Harvey, P.E., Director of Material Storage and Handling at River Consulting, LLC, will begin serving a 3-year term in March 2014 as the chairperson for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) 313 committee that is responsible for developing and reporting information on design and construction of concrete bins and silos for the storage of bulk materials.

In his new role, Mr Harvey will direct the annual meetings as well as act as a liaison between the committee and the ACI Technical Advisory Committee, which oversees all of the technical committees of ACI.

Mr Harvey is an industry expert with more than 30 years of experience in the field of bulk material handling, with a vast majority of his experience in the design of reinforced concrete silos and stacking tubes for storing bulk materials. His design work includes coal storage silos and stacking tubes in all of the eastern and western coal producing regions of the U.S. and his cement silo storage design and inspection work includes all of the major cement companies in the US. He has also designed numerous flyash storage silos at power plants in most areas of the country, and numerous silos for grain and other commodities. Additionally, he has performed hundreds of site inspections and assessments of existing structures for industrial facilities and provided detailed reports and design recommendations.

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