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Building Walls Oct. 10-11, San Antonio, TX
12-14, San Antonio, TX Surface and Dermal Sampling Oct. 14-15, San Antonio, TX Spinal Implants Nov. 16, San Antonio,
Nov. 17, San Antonio, TX
Creep-Fatigue Interactions Nov.
17-19, San Antonio, TX
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Oct. 19-21, Baltimore, MD
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Commercial Real Estate Sept. 21-22, Conshohocken, PA
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Oct. 19-20, New Orleans, LA
Plastics Oct. 5-7, Las Vegas, NV Property Condition Assessments Oct. 5-6, Baltimore, MD Risk Based Corrective Action Petroleum Release Sites Oct. 19-20, Lansing, MI Rubber Testing Oct. 5-6, Akron, OH View a full course listing of ASTM TPT courses.
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HEADLINES...This month's top stories|
Conference of Mayors Encourages Adoption of Green Building Codes
The U.S. Conference of Mayors has voiced
their support for the International Green Construction Code, the first code to address regulation of
green construction. A resolution was passed
that endorses Version 1.0 of the Code, which is slated for release in
November. The Conference of Mayors believes that making buildings more
energy efficient could save the U.S. up to $140 billion annually. ASTM International is one of the
of the IGCC. For more information, visit www.iccsafe.org.
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and ASTM Standards |
What's NEW on the ASTM
The ASTM website has a new look, which includes an updated navigation bar and rotating news stories on the front page. There is also an enhanced site search, a streamlined "My Committees" page, and new additions to the "About" section,
including the 2010 Annual Business Meeting Presentation, the 2009 Annual Report, and the new publication, Choosing
Standards Based on Merit: Liberalizing Regulation, Trade and
Development. For more information or additional copies, contact ASTM Corporate
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Officers' Training Workshop|The 2010 ASTM International Officers'
Training Workshop will be held Sept. 14-15 at ASTM
headquarters. The workshop is a useful program for
committee officers, subcommittee chairs and others in leadership
positions, and features various
modules on the ASTM standards development process and how to manage
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New Proficiency Testing Program for 2011|A new ASTM International Proficiency Testing Program (PTP), Elemental Analyses of Thermoplastics by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Utilizing Compression Molded Specimens, will be offered twice in 2011. Visit the ASTM Web site for more information and to register. [Full Story]
COMMITTEE NEWS . . . The latest from ASTM's technical committees
A plume opacity measurement method using digital photography is now available as a new Committee D22 standard. [Full Story] Captive Animal Photography
Committee G01 has approved the latest in a series of standards on performance testing of corrosion inhibitors.
The rescheduled organizational meeting for a new standards-developing activity on captive animal photography and videography will be on Aug. 23.
Committee F13 is working on a new footwear standard for workers who do not need safety toe shoes but could use other protection such as puncture resistance and electrical shock protection. [Full Story]
Wear and Erosion
A new Committee G02 standard will be useful to slide and engine
companies as well as makers of bushing materials who conduct studies involving the measurement of system friction forces. [Full Story]
Committee E54 has approved an important revision to their disaster
restoration standard that will enhance economic analysis aspects. [Full Story]
Committee C09's new standard covers an easy way to help concrete producers provide quality control when measuring the stability of self-consolidating concrete mixtures. [Full Story]
An E50 task group is developing new standards that cover all aspects of climate change assessment, including a new guide on financial disclosures attributed to climate change. [Full Story]
Committee E35 has revised their widely used test method for determining the antimicrobial activity of immobilized antimicrobial agents under dynamic contact conditions. [Full Story]
Two new standards from Committee D35 will aid in the recent national movement to develop a mechanistic-empirical design guide for pavements. [Full Story]
GLOBAL NOTES . . . ASTM around the world
Thomas Speaks at World Trade Organization Meeting in Switzerland
ASTM International President James A. Thomas discussed ASTM's efforts to embrace transparency and openness in standards development and to promote a broader acceptance and use of international standards based on criteria such as the WTO principles at the World Trade Organization's Technical Barriers to Trade Committee's Special Meeting on Information Exchange in Geneva, Switzerland, in June. In his presentation, "Embracing Transparency and WTO Principles for International Standardization: ASTM International's Global Approach to Standards Development," Thomas described how ASTM's standards development process is designed in accordance with WTO principles and how it allows individuals and governments from anywhere in the world to participate directly as equals in an open and consensus-based manner. [Full Story]
Environmental Protection Conference in China
ASTM International participated in the 2010 International Conference on Environmental Protection Technology and Standards that was held in Hangzhou and Beijing, China, in late May. ASTM members and staff presented information about the use of private sector voluntary standards in regulation, and also spoke about sustainability standards for water analysis and technology, environmental protection and building technology. The conference was directed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China in cooperation with the Technology and Standards of Environmental Protection Research Professional Committee of the All-China Environment Federation.
DID YOU KNOW? . . . Wimbledon, Grass and Standards
Wimbledon, the oldest and what many consider the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, is played annually in late June/early July. Wimbledon is different from the other three Grand Slam tennis tournaments, because it is the only tournament still played on grass, which is the original surface of the game of tennis. Grass courts consist of grass grown on very hard-packed soil, and ball bounces depend on how healthy the grass is, the length of the grass, and the wear and tear of the court from recent play. Think that sounds like the perfect recipe for a standard? Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities thought so, which is why they developed ASTM F1953, Standard Guide for Construction and Maintenance of Grass Tennis Courts. F1953 addresses construction and maintenance procedures for playing surface quality. These procedures are essential, because a grass tennis court should provide a relatively uniform, high-quality playing surface as it relates to footing and ball bounce - all important factors that surely can affect the players and the outcome of a match. Check out the ASTM website to see what other sports surfaces F08 has standards for.