ASTM’s Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants presented the Werner H. Gumpertz Award to Larry Carbary.

The award recognizes Carbary’s professional contribution to the field of building technology and multidisciplinary technical problem-solving in the construction industry.

Carbary was vital in creating standards with ASTM that stabilized the industry in the 1980s, his mentorship in the organization and his illustrious career in research and development of the building envelope.

Carbary wore many hats throughout his 37-year career. Prior to his retirement in 2019, he served as a construction industry fellow at Dow Performance Silicones. He is also an internationally recognized author and speaker on the performance of building facades. Additionally, he represented the U.S. as a member of the International Organization for Standardization.

He had been previously honored with such awards with the Lou Toporcer Sealants Hall of Fame Award (2005), the Award of Merit (2007) and membership in the ASTM Board of Directors (2015-2017).