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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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 Jun 2017

New ASTM Guide Helps Predict Building Sealants Performance

A new guide aims to help predict how building sealant systems will perform over time using accelerated testing methods. The new standard (soon to be published as C1850, Guide for Improved Laboratory Accelerated Tests to Predict the Weathering and for Developing Methods to Predict the Design Life of Building Sealant

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02 Mar 2017

Oliver S. Delery Jr. of Forterra Building Products Joins ASTM International Board of Directors

Oliver S. Delery Jr., P.E, vice president of technical marketing North America for Forterra Building Products in New Orleans, Louisiana, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Forterra is an international building products company and one of the largest manufacturers of concrete products in North

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11 Feb 2017

New ASTM Standard Supports Recycling Fresh Concrete

A new ASTM International standard (American Society for Testing and Materials International) will help manufacturing plants better recycle returned fresh concrete, supporting the growth in sustainable construction practices. The new standard (C1798, Specification for Returned Fresh Concrete for Use in a New Batch of Ready-Mixed Concrete), developed by ASTM’s committee

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