April Committee Week
April 18-23, St. Louis, MO
May Committee Week
May 16-21, St. Louis, MO
Symposia/Workshops Product Emissions TestingApril 19, St. Louis, MOInternational Green Construction CodeApril 19, St. Louis, MOAntimicrobial CopperApril 21, St. Louis, MOSensory/Consumer ResearchApril 23, St. Louis, MOZirconium in the Nuclear IndustryMay 9-13, Sichuan Province, ChinaBone GraftsMay 18, St. Louis, MOKnee Replacement DevicesMay 18, St. Louis, MOSRM/CRM BlendingMay 18, St. Louis, MOFatigue CracksMay 19, St. Louis, MOStructural Life ForecastingMay 19, St. Louis, MOSee more symposia.
Training CoursesAviation Fuels April 27-29, Conshohocken, PA
Coal Chemistry Technician TrainingMay 19-20, St. Louis, MOCorrosion TestingApril 13-14, Akron, OH
Diesel FuelsApril 20-22, New Orleans, LAFire Hazards in Oxygen SystemsMay 18-19, Conshohocken, PAGasolineMay 11-13, Las Vegas, NVMarine FuelsMay 11-13, Miami, FLPhase I/Phase II Environmental Site AssessmentApril 20-22, Phoenix, AZMay 4-6, Austin, TX
May 11-13, Elk Grove Village, IL
June 15-17, Little Rock, AR
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for Commercial Real EstateApril 13-14, Orlando, FLApril 27-28, San Antonio, TXMay 11-12, Boston, MA
June 1-2, San Diego, CA
PlasticsMay 11-13, New Orleans, LAJune 8-10, Akron, OHProperty Condition AssessmentApril 13-14, Phoenix, AZJune 1-2, Conshohocken, PARegulatory Compliance for Flammability of Children's SleepwearApril 15, New York, NY May 19, Chicago, ILRegulatory Compliance for Flammability of Upholstered Furniture/Mattresses/BeddingMay 4-5, Grand Rapids, MIJune 24-25, Conshohocken, PARegulatory Compliance for Flammability of Wearing Apparel April 14, New York, NY May 18, Chicago, IL
Risk-Based Corrective Action at Petroleum Release SitesMay 11-12, Lansing, MIView a full course listing of ASTM TPT courses.
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HEADLINES...This month's top stories
New ASTM Certificates of Attendance
members can now report their participation in ASTM technical committee
meetings with the new Certificate of Attendance program. The
self-reporting attendance form, which is available on the ASTM Web
site, can assist meeting attendees with documentation for continuing
education credits (CEU) or professional development hours (PDH). Once
completed, attendees can bring the form to the ASTM Meeting
Registration Desk for a Stamp of Approval. Click here to download a Certificate of Attendance form.
HEADLINES...This month's top stories
Version 1.0 of International Green Construction Code Now Available
The International Code Council recently announced the release of Public Version 1.0 of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC), and have posted a free, downloadable version on their Web site (www.iccsafe.org). ASTM International, along with the American Institute of Architects, is an original Cooperating Sponsor of the IGCC. The IGCC is the first code to address regulation of green construction, providing a baseline that integrates with the I-Codes and addresses building performance along with resource conservation, construction and operations impacts, and water and quality issues. One of the versions posted is in a Word format, which allows users to participate in the Public Comment period, which runs through May 15 and will result in August hearings. Click here to download the IGCC Public Version 1.0.
The application deadline for the 2010 ASTM International Graduate Scholarship and the 2010 Katharine and Bryant Mather Scholarship is April 30. Visit the Student Awards section of the ASTM Web site for more information.
ASTM's Virtual Classroom
Eight free one-hour training workshops are available online for ASTM members. Visit the ASTM Web site to view course schedules.
COMMITTEE NEWS . . . The latest from ASTM's technical committees
Committee E06's latest standard can be used to better measure construction productivity at three levels: task, project and industry. [Full Story]
A new Committee F17 standard offers a
procedure for leakage tests of polyethylene pressure
piping systems with compressed gaseous testing media. [Full Story]
3D Imaging Technology
Committee E57's new standard presents a practical approach to the safe operation of
3D imaging systems. [Full Story]
Nuclear Fuel Cycle
A new test method from Committee C26 provides users with a means of streamlining tomographic gamma scanner procedures and practices. [Full Story]
Environmental Site Assessment
of ASTM's most popular educational offerings, the E1527 Environmental
Site Assessment Course, will soon be offered online for the first time. [Full Story]
Committee E35's proposed standard will be used to
measure drift reduction performance of tank mix adjuvants designed
to reduce spray drift during pesticide applications. [Full Story]
Captive Animal Photography
An organizational Web meeting is being planned on the formation of a new ASTM activity regarding the development of captive animal photography and videography. [Full Story]
Committee F04 is developing a new standard that will create a uniform labeling system for implant manufacturers in the orthopedic industry. [Full Story]
Creep Fatigue Testing
Primary users of Committee E08's new standard will include manufacturers
and operators of equipment that runs at high temperatures. [Full Story]
Polymer Reinforced Materials
Committee D30 has approved the latest in a series of standards that cover polymer reinforced composite materials used in the repair of concrete buildings and civil structures. [Full Story]
A new C09 subcommittee on Risk Management for Alkali Aggregate Reactions will develop standards on alkali-silica reactions in concrete. [Full Story]
U.S. EPA requirements to report greenhouse
gas emissions from U.S. industry have resulted in a new D24 subcommittee. [Full Story]
Committee E13's new standard provides guidelines for common fluorescence measurements. [Full Story]
A new subcommittee within Committee F10 will develop standards on marketing claims in the livestock and meat industry. [Full Story]
A new standard from Committee C12 will advance the cause of architectural preservation. [Full Story]
GLOBAL NOTES . . . ASTM around the world
ASTM Board Meeting in Tokyo
The ASTM board of directors will hold their spring meeting and other events in Tokyo, Japan, from April 12-15. The extensive acceptance and use of ASTM International standards by Japanese industry makes Tokyo an excellent host city for the ASTM leadership team. In addition to the formal board meetings, the week's events will include an industry conference titled "Standardization and the Global Marketplace" and a member orientation for ASTM members residing in Japan. ASTM board members and staff also plan to visit five universities in Tokyo to speak about standards education, and will be meeting with the leadership of Japanese trade associations and ministries representing various industry sectors in which ASTM standards are globally influential: metals, energy, chemicals, building construction and more. [Full Story]
DID YOU KNOW? . . . Recognizing Our Volunteers
April is National Volunteer Month, an annual celebration of volunteering that grew out of National Volunteer Week, which was started by President Nixon in 1974. Since this month presents an opportunity for individuals, families and organizations to celebrate those who accomplish great things through service, Did You Know would like to pay tribute to the more than 30,000 members of ASTM International who volunteer their time and expertise to one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world. The members of ASTM represent users, consumers, governments and academia from more than 135 countries. They work on one or more of ASTM's 141 technical committees, contributing their knowledge to some 12,000 ASTM International standards that make products and services safer, better and more cost-effective. ASTM salutes you and we thank you.
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