ASTM International eNews
May 2014
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Preparing Students for Tomorrow's Workforce - Free Webinar
ASTM is offering a free webinar, Preparing Students for Tomorrow's Workforce, on May 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar focuses on the benefits ASTM membership can have for students, providing a wealth of information to them prior to entering the workforce. The combination of direct participation of stakeholders from industry in ASTM's standards development, along with the online tools, training and certification services, provides students with an opportunity for additional education, experience and networking. See the webinar schedule and register here.

ASTM Golf Shirts - Orders Due by May 9
Available for a limited time only, the 2014 edition of the ASTM golf shirt. Both men's and women's shirts are available for $42 USD, which includes shipping and handling. Orders must be placed by May 9, and will be shipped around June 2. View the shirts and place your order today.

Focus on Academic Research Paper Competition  
To recognize the achievements and scholarly work of our student members, a paper competition is being offered as part of the 2014 Focus on Academic Research Campaign. Students can submit their ASTM-related research paper and compete for an opportunity to attend an ASTM technical committee meeting this fall in New Orleans, LA. Deadline is June 15. Click here for contest entry requirements.

Free Webinar on Ready Mixed Concrete This Week 
Professional engineer and ASTM member Colin Lobo will provide a section-by-section overview of the recent changes to ASTM C94, Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete, at a free ASTM webinar scheduled for May 8 at 1 p.m. EDT. ASTM C94 is one of the primary standards maintained by Committee C09 on Concrete and Aggregates. Click here to register.  
Annual Business Meeting in June
The 2014 ASTM International Annual Business Meeting will be held at the Members' Breakfast on Wednesday, June 25, during the June Committee Week in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The complimentary breakfast begins at 7 a.m. at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Free ASTM Member and Officer Training 
ASTM offers free one-hour online training courses for members. Upcoming courses include New Member Orientation and Training (May 14, June 11), Balloting and Handling Negative Votes (May 14, June 19), Task Group Chairs and Technical Contacts (May 14, June 5), ASTM Online Tools (May 14, June 12), and Developing and Revising an ASTM Standard (May 29). On-Demand tutorials such as Strategic Planning and New Activity Development, Electronic Balloting and more are also available. Visit




Bedside Sleepers 
As of July 15, bedside sleepers must comply with a Committee F15 standard that covers products intended to provide sleeping space for an infant up to approximately five months of age. [Full Story] 
Additive Manufacturing  
Committee F42 has approved new standards on test specimen data reporting and nickel alloy powder bed fusion. [Full Story] 

Pipeline Coatings     
Committee D01 is developing a test method for erosion of coatings by flowing water slurry. [Full Story] 
Surgical Implants     
Committee F04 has approved a new standard for a metallurgical implant material that is useful in a variety of surgical applications. [Full Story]

Homeland Security    

Committee F39 is developing a series of standards that will help manufacturers create modern and safe flight instruments designed for light sport aircraft and other similar aircraft. [Full Story]   




Korean Staff Attachment to Spend Time at ASTM Headquarters
ASTM will welcome staff attachment Jong Yoon Jun, assistant director, Korean Agency for Technology and Standards, to headquarters in June. Jong has worked at KATS since 2006, managing projects related to new technology, manufacturing and international standardization. During his 11 months working at ASTM, Jong's projects will include plans for outreach activities in conjunction with the October ASTM board meeting in Seoul; developing a curriculum for training standardization experts; and identifying potential ASTM-KATS partnerships for research projects and training.

ASTM a Sponsor of Building Test Expo in Brussels 
ASTM International is a sponsor at the Building Test Expo, to be held June 17-19 in Brussels, Belgium. The Expo is a free international exhibition and forum on the effective testing and certification of construction products to promote increased innovation, quality, safety and sustainability. ASTM will exhibit at
Booth #F22, visit [Full Story]  

DID YOU KNOW? . . . Building Safety Month  


ASTM is again one of the sponsors of the International Code Council's Building Safety Month in May. Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help the public understand what it takes to create and maintain safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern building codes; code enforcement; and a professional workforce to maintain the system. This year's theme is Building Safety: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks. Each week will focus on a related topic for code officials: "Keeping Fire in its Place," "Helping Homeowners Weather the Storm," "Surround Your Building with Safety," and "Building a Brighter, More Efficient Tomorrow." More than 2,000 ASTM International standard test methods, specifications and practices support the safe and economic construction and maintenance of buildings. Related ASTM standards address concrete, steel, wood, piping, coatings, sustainability and so much more. The ASTM Built Environment Advisory Committee illustrates how the standards organization is responding to changing needs in the building industry, and ASTM Standards in Building Codes features all of the ASTM building construction standards that aid in the design of buildings that meet international code requirements. For more, visit


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In This Issue
Technical Committee News
Did You Know?
Symposia & Training
Publications & Meetings



ASTM Standards for Fence Materials and Products  





May Committee Week  
May 4-9, Toronto, ON

June 22-27, Toronto, ON

Additives in Biomedical Polymers 
May 6, Toronto, ON

May 6-8, Toronto, ON

May 7, Washington, DC 
May 7-8, Toronto, ON

May 18-23, Aix-en-Provence, France 

May 7-8, Toronto, ON

May 13-14, Akron, OH

May 6-7, Chicago, IL
May 20-21, New Orleans, LA
June 10-11, ASTM HQ
Aug. 18-19, Jekyll Island, GA 
May 6-8, Las Vegas, NV
May 20-22, Denver, CO
June 3-5, San Diego, CA

Property Condition Assessments
May 13-14, Chicago, IL

Spanish online training courses available at EnginZone.

Editor Erin K. Brennan,

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