21 Jul 2017

ASTM Presents Masonry Preservation Services CEO Jeffrey L. Erdly With Top Award

ASTM International’s Committee on Performance of Buildings (E06) recently presented its top annual award—the Award of Merit—to Jeffrey L. Erdly, CEO and co-founder of Masonry Preservation Services Inc., located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. This prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of Fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions to

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18 Jul 2017

ASTM International Upgrades Online Learning Management System

ASTM International debuted a new learning management system (LMS) designed to enhance user experience and functionality. Existing customers will begin seeing a seamless transition to the new platform. The migration will be completed by August 31. Since 2012, the number of learners has grown from 500 to over 4,000. Usage

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concrete texture
15 Jul 2017

New ASTM International Test Method Helps Ensure Quality of Roller-Compacted Concrete

A new test method will help ensure the quality of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) by measuring its density and air content. ASTM International’s committee on concrete and concrete aggregates (C09) created the standard, which is needed to proportion and optimize mixtures in labs and in the field and to verify specification

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11 Jul 2017

Ancient Roman Durable Concrete Recipe Found

We’ve long known that Romans knew how to make highly durable concrete structures. After all, many of their concrete structures, like the Parthenon, are still standing. The Pantheon was built 2,000 years ago and its roof is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. ABC News in Australia has posted

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Perminator EVOH from WR Meadows
09 Jul 2017

WR Meadows Introduces Perminator Evoh

W. R. Meadows rolls out its newest addition to their vapor barrier product line with Perminator Evoh. This seven-layer co-extruded barrier manufactured from state-of- the-art polyethylene and Evoh resin is specifically designed for brownfield sites. Perminator Evoh provides superior resistance to gas and moisture transmissions. Perminator Evoh is a highly

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08 Jul 2017

Concrete Made From Wood

Houses can be made from wood, or they can be made from concrete. Why not make concrete from wood? The website Science Daily has recently reported that concrete can now be made from wood! Houses can be made of wood, as they were in the past — or of concrete,

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concrete texture
12 Jun 2017

New Study Links Green Buildings to Higher Cognitive Function

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment and SUNY Upstate Medical University have found a link between green buildings and improved cognitive function. “The Impact of Working in a Green Certified Building on Cognitive Function and Health” study found occupants

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