Gary Klein, executive vice president and senior principal of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
Northbrook, Ill. — Gary Klein, executive vice president and senior principal of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE), was recently appointed to a three-year term on the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Under the NCST Act, signed into law in October 2002, NIST is authorized to investigate major building failures in the United States. The NCST Advisory Committee advises NIST on carrying out investigations of building failures conducted under the authorities of the NCST Act. Members are selected based on their technical expertise and experience, established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues affecting NIST studies.
“I am honored to accept this responsibility and eagerly look forward to working together with the other committee members to provide the guidance necessary to ensure the NIST investigations are carried out swiftly, with great diligence, and in a manner that provides the necessary insight to prevent future building failures,” said Klein.
The Committee advises the NIST director by providing advice on the function of the NCST teams, along with reviewing procedures and reports produced by the teams.