David Lange Announced as Executive Director of New Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials

David A Lange
David Lange, New Executive Director of Center of Excellence Nonmetallic Building Materials

NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials has hired Dr. David Lange as Executive Director. He will oversee all NEx operations and initially focus on identifying and recruiting new members interested in advancing nonmetallic building materials.

Dr. Lange is a world-renowned construction material expert and Past President of the American Concrete Institute. He served as Associate Department Head for Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2004-2010, and was a faculty member for nearly thirty years. Lange also served as Director of the Center of Excellence for Airport Technology at the university for 15 years. Dr. Lange received his PhD in civil engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; his MBA from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS; and his BS in civil engineering from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.

“The advantages of nonmetallic polymer-based building materials are increasingly being recognized across the construction industry,” said David A. Lange, Executive Director, NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials. “The role of NEx will be to provide technically sound information to users and specifiers of these materials and provide appropriate quality control measures, so these materials are specified, procured, and installed with confidence.”

In addition to new member recruitment, Dr. Lange will focus on establishing initiatives to grow education, awareness, research, standards development, and also technology adoption related to nonmetallic building materials. To learn more or to get involved with NEx, visit nonmetallic.org or contact [email protected]

About NEx

NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials, began in 2021 by the American Concrete Institute. Aramco is its founding member. The Center, based at ACI World Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, accelerates the use of both nonmetallic materials and products in construction, leveraging ACI’s role as a world-leading authority and resource for the development, dissemination, and adoption of consensus-based standards for concrete design, construction and materials. The Center’s membership is open to academic institutions, government agencies, industries, technical societies, standard bodies, manufacturers, contractors, and also professionals. To learn more, you can also visit www.nonmetallic.org

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