ASTM WK40309

    Revision of E514 / E514M - 11 Standard Test Method for Water Penetration and Leakage Through Masonry

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    Active Standard: E514 / E514M - 14a

    Developed by Subcommittee: C15.04 | Committee C15 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    The Terminology Subcommittee of ASTM C15 requested the C15.04.03 task group review keywords of the standards under the task groups jurisdiction and write definitions for the most significant keywords. The task group determined that the keywords; water penetration, surface water penetration, through-wall water penetration, and wind-driven rain were most important to both C1601 and E514. Through the balloting of these terms, a negative was received that requested the term Leakage be defined. This term appears 13 times in C1601. The term will be uniquely defined and as being ballot will only be applicable in the context of C15 committee standards and committee work. It is the intent of the subcommittee to have this term also appear in C1232 once it passes main committee balloting. A similar item is currently being balloted for modification of C1601.


     air-pressure; laboratory test; manometer; masonry; simulated wind driven rain; test chamber; water penetration; water spray pipe; Leak testing--building constructions/materials; Masonry assemblages; Water penetration--masonry materials/applications;
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Steven Talafous

    Draft Under Development