ASTM C1077-06

    Standard Practice for Laboratories Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in Construction and Criteria for Laboratory Evaluation


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice identifies and defines the duties, responsibilities, and minimum technical requirements of testing laboratory personnel and the minimum technical requirements for laboratory equipment utilized in testing concrete and concrete aggregates for use in construction.

    1.2 This practice provides criteria for the evaluation of the capability of a testing laboratory to perform designated ASTM test methods on concrete and concrete aggregates. It can be used by an accrediting agency in the accreditation of a laboratory or by other parties to determine if the laboratory is qualified to conduct the specified tests.

    Note 1

    Specification E 329 provides criteria for the evaluation of laboratories that perform the inspection of concrete during placement.

    1.3 If the laboratory requires external technical services to conduct tests, the external agency shall be subject to separate evaluation.

    This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C31/C31M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    C39/C39M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    C117 Test Method for Materials Finer than 75-m (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

    C127 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate

    C128 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate

    C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates

    C138/C138M Test Method for Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete

    C143/C143M Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

    C172/C172M Practice for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete

    C173/C173M Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method

    C231/C231M Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method

    C617/C617M Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    C802 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Test Program to Determine the Precision of Test Methods for Construction Materials

    C1064/C1064M Test Method for Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

    C1231/C1231M Practice for Use of Unbonded Caps in Determination of Compressive Strength of Hardened Concrete Cylinders

    D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates

    D2419 Test Method for Sand Equivalent Value of Soils and Fine Aggregate

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E329 Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection

    E1301 Guide for Proficiency Testing by Interlaboratory Comparisons

    ACI Standards

    ACI214-77 Recommended Practice for Evaluation of Strength Test Results of Concrete Available from American Concrete Institute (ACI), P.O. Box 9094, Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9094, http://www.aci-int.org.


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111800(Aggregates); 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C1077-06

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C1077-06, Standard Practice for Laboratories Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in Construction and Criteria for Laboratory Evaluation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006, www.astm.org

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