Subcommittee C11.01, with a current membership of 120, focuses on standard specifications and test methods for gypsum products and gypsum board. The subcommittee consists of a balance of producers, users and general interest members from key industry stakeholders, including gypsum manufacturers, government representatives from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), trade associations as well as architects and engineers. Here is a link to the Standards and Work Items (current open projects) under Subcommittee C11.01: http://www.astm.org/COMMIT/SUBCOMMIT/C1101.htm
In May 2012, the task group on Screening Buildings for Sulfur Corrosion determined the revised CPSC document adequately addresses the requirements for screening for contaminated drywall.
Link for details on the CPSC Government Drywall Information Center
For the January 18, 2013 Press Release from ASTM on the Drywall Safety Act, visit http://www.astmnewsroom.org/default.aspx?pageid=2993
Work Item WK33245 New Test Methods for the Analysis of Gypsum and Gypsum Panel Products for Impurities continues to work on a series of methods that will be used to identify impurities in drywall suspected of emitting sulfide compounds. This work item will be the repository for the development of future test methods used to test for this contamination.
Next Steps/Next Meeting:
The Committee C11 on Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems as well as Subcommittee C11.01 will be meeting in Indianapolis, IN on May 20-23 at the JW Marriott.
Attendance at the meeting is open to interested parties. For detailed information on the meeting, use this link: http://www.astm.org/MEETINGS/nextmeeting.cgi?+++C11
For ASTM membership, use this link: http://www.astm.org/MEMBERSHIP/index.html