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CSI, ASTM Integrate Standards in Platform

The Construction Specifications Institute, Inc. and ASTM International have finalized an agreement to link CSI’s Uniformat standards and ASTM’s E1557 standards within Crosswalk, a web servic...


ASTM International Cancels May Meetings

Late last month, ASTM International announced that all previously scheduled in-person May standards development meetings have been canceled.


ASTM Cancels Standards Meetings

Announced just last week, ASTM International has canceled all in-person committee meetings and independent committee meetings scheduled throughout the month of April.


ASTM Announces Iron Pipe Corrosion Standard

Earlier this month, ASTM International announced the publication of a new standard that would help protect iron water pipes against corrosion. ASTM’s corrosion of metals committee worked on ...


ASTM Announces New Test Method for Corrosion

Late last month, ASTM International announced a new test method, to be published as D8243, that can help detect corrosion-inducing bacteria in water, which allows for faster remediation and ...


Research: Graphene Tailings Could Replace Cement

Ontario-based nanomaterial technologies firm Zenyatta Ventures is investigating the possibility of using graphene tailings in place of cement.


New ASTM Standard Looks at Floors

The American Society of Testing Materials will soon release a new standard that it says looks at flooring differently than before.


New Standard Proposed for Liquid-Applied Polymers

ASTM is proposing a new set of test methods that will help support the growing number of roofing projects that use liquid-applied polymers.


Corrosion Hub Expands

The University of Akron celebrated the expansion of facilities and capabilities in its corrosion research center with an open house Tuesday (June 21).


Goodwin to Receive ASTM Honor

ASTM International’s Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates will present its Award of Merit this year to Fred Goodwin, of BASF Construction Chemicals.


Paint Standards Chairman Steps Down

John F. Fletcher, the chairman of the ASTM D01 Committee on Paint and Related Coatings Materials and Applications, has officially stepped down from his post.


ASTM D01 Sees Officer Transition

After three successive two-year terms in office, the chairman of the ASTM D01 Committee on Paint and Related Coatings Materials and Applications has officially stepped down.


Grossman Honored for Durability Work

In recognition of his decades of work in weatherability and durability testing, Q-Lab President Doug Grossman was named the latest recipient of the prestigious Warren Ketola Memorial Award, ...


Updated Liners Ease Concrete Testing

Tramex says its newly improved hole-liners make performing in-situ relative humidity testing of concrete even easier.


New Standard Underway for Pigment Loss

ASTM is proposing a new standard that will provide definitive instructions for conducting a pigment loss on ignition test.


Coating Tips: Cleaning Your Concrete

How to roughen and clean concrete for proper coating application is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Getting the Goods on Sneaky Moisture

Undetected moisture in concrete can wreak havoc with a coating project, making accurate moisture measurement a must before the project begins.


Best Practices:
Finishing Glass Mat Gypsum Board

Glass mat wallboard is a noncombustible interior panel with a moisture-resistant fiberglass-reinforced gypsum core and coated fiberglass mat face that increases the product's overall strengt...


Best Practices:
The Pain in Painting Drywall

Question: Can an ASTM Level 5 Drywall Finish produce a satisfactory painted finish in critical lighting areas and/or when using higher-sheen paints? Answer: It depends.


Webinar Sifts Data from ‘Hocus Pocus’

Using performance data and standards to compare and select products will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


2 Exterior Insulation Products Debut

Atlas Roofing Corp. has added two polyisocyanurate exterior wall insulation products for residential and commercial projects to its EnergyShield portfolio.


ASTM Drafting Wood Coatings Standard

The demand for high-quality coatings capable of performing on a wide range of wooden surfaces, including composites, is among the factors driving a newly proposed standard.


ASTM Updates Nuclear Coating Standards

Nuclear coatings performance monitoring, inspection training, and specialist qualifications are the focus of three newly revised standards by ASTM International.


 
 
   

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