ASTM International honored the late Carl G. Cash, P.E., by posthumously awarding him the Dudley Medal and the Cullen Award. Cash was a senior principal with the structural and building enclosure engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. In addition, ASTM International memorialized Cash and his significant contributions to ASTM by establishing a new committee award in his name.
Cash received the Charles B. Dudley Medal Award for his paper, "Porosity of Glass Fiber Felts Used in Built-Up Roofing." In the paper, Cash discussed problems with built-up bituminous roofing that used glass fiber felts for reinforcing. Cash proposed specification changes to solve the problem, and his work reduced the occurrence of membrane failures. The Dudley Award commemorates ASTM's first president, honors research that leads to standardization and extends knowledge in a field of interest to the Society, and recognizes meritorious contributions to Society publications.
Cash also received the 2007 William C. Cullen Award from ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing for his contributions and commitment to D08 and to the industry. In addition, D08 established the Carl G. Cash Award, which will recognize ASTM construction committee members who provide outstanding research-oriented contributions that advance building envelope technology.
An ASTM International member since 1975, Cash worked on Committees D08 and D22 on Air Quality. A past D08 chair, Cash led Subcommittee D08.20 on Roofing Membrane Systems and contributed to several standards. An ASTM fellow and past Award of Merit winner, the highest honor for individual contributions to standards activities, Cash also received ASTM International's Walter C. Voss Award in 1998, an honor given to engineers and scientists for significant contributions in the field of building technology.
Cash's professional career started with a building materials manufacturer. He joined Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in 1971, and he went on to investigate more than 1,000 projects with built-up and elastomeric roofing and waterproofing problems. Cash also designed and supervised the installation of roofing and waterproofing systems for academic, commercial, government and residential buildings; and he provided testimony at arbitration hearings and in court actions. He made numerous presentations to industry organizations and wrote many professional papers on roofing and waterproofing.
Cash was a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Roof Consultants Institute, and the Society for Protective Coatings. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from Wagner College and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh-Dickinson College.