Technical Assistance Program

    ASTM International offers its technical and professional training programs to several national standards bodies at a minimal cost. Each national standards body selects the program of most interest and local technical experts have the opportunity to attend a two- or three-day course taught by an ASTM technical expert.

     

    2010 Technical Assistance Training Programs

    Peru Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual
    Topic:
    ASTM Cement and Concrete Standards: Relationship to ACI 318
    Oct. 25-27, 2010
    Indonesia Badan Standardisasi Nasional
    Topic:
    Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Processes
    Oct. 12-14, 2010

     

    2007 - 2009 Technical Assistance Training Programs

    Bahrain Directorate for Standards and Metrology
    Topic:
    ASTM Standards for Asbestos Control
    Oct. 26, 2009
    Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology (train the trainer event)
    Topic:
    Concrete and Cement Standards
    Oct. 4-9, 2009
    Kazakhstan Institute for Standardization and Certification
    Topic:
    Crude Oil: Sampling, Testing and Evaluation
    July 13–15, 2009
    South African Development Community Cooperation in Standardization
    Topic:
    Textiles
    November 30 - December 4, 2009
    Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (Caribbean regional event)
    Topic:
    Textiles: Quality and Performance Standards
    March 26–27, 2009
    Instituto Boliviano de Normalización y Calidad
    Course Selected:
    Textiles: Quality and Performance Standards
    Feb. 8-9, 2007
    31 Participants
    Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización
    Course Selected:
    Gasoline: Specifications, Testing and Technology
    Feb. 12-14, 2007
    35 Participants
    Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology
    Course Selected:
    Gasoline, Diesel Fuel and Jet Fuel
    May 8-10, 2007
    31 Participants
    Vietnam Directorate for Standards and Quality (in conjunction with the gasoline training course in Vietnam, a two-day "train the trainer" program on gasoline was also conducted by Instructor Sal Rand.)
    Course Selected:
    Gasoline: Specifications, Testing and Technology
    May 29-31, 2007
    30 Participants
    Zambia Bureau of Standards
    Course Selected:
    Specialized: Building Codes and Standards
    July 23-25, 2007
    35 Participants
    Jamaica Bureau of Standards
    Course Selected:
    ASTM Cement and Concrete Standards: Relationship to ACI 318
    Jan. 16-18, 2008
    25 Participants
    Taiwan Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection
    Course Selected:
    Gasoline: Specifications, Testing and Technology
    April 14-16, 2008
    31 Participants
    The Standards Institution of Israel
    Course Selected:
    Flammability of Wearing Apparel and Flammability of Children's Sleepwear
    May 14-15, 2008
    10 Participants
    Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology
    Course Selected:
    Two-day Risk-Based Corrective Action for Chemical Releases training program
    June 16-17, 2008
    35 Participants
    Colombia, Bogota
    Course Selected:
    Statistics in Standards and standards development: Test Method Development and Validation
    September 15-16, 2008
    Chile Instituto Nacional de Normalización
    Course Selected:
    Technical and Professional Training Course on ASTM Cement and Concrete Standards: Relationship to ACI 318
    September/October 2008
    Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality
    Course Selected:
    Statistics in Standards and Standards Development: Test Method
    Development and Validation/Statistics in Standards and Standards Development: Getting to Precision and Bias
    Oct. 21-23, 2008
    Standardization Organization for the Gulf Cooperation Council
    Course Selected:
    ASTM Cement and Concrete Standards: Relationship to ACI 318
    Date: Nov. 15-17 2008
    Qatar General Organization for Standards and Metrology
    Course Selected:
    ASTM Cement and Concrete Standards: Relationship to ACI 318
    Nov. 18-20, 2008
    Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica inviting the participation of the other Central American National Standards Bodies including: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
    Course Selected:
    Major Testing Techniques for Plastics
    Oct. 21-23 2008
    South African Bureau of Standards
    Course Selected:
    Gasoline: Specifications, Testing and Technology
    Oct. 22- 24, 2008

    Intensive Training Program on the Public-Private Partnership in Standardization for the Chechen Republic

    Intensive Training Program on the Public-Private Partnership in Standardization for the Chechen Republic

    Overview

    Coordinated Programs
    In addition to the technical programs listed, five coordinated training programs with a broader scope of instruction were conducted in 2008. These programs included representatives from the ASTM Technical Committee Operations (TCO) and Publications and Marketing divisions, as well as Global Cooperation. Programs were conducted with China, Ecuador, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia with the five nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standards Organization (GSO), and Qatar.

    China
    Topic:
    Construction sustainability

    Partner organizations:
    Hinton
    April 2008

    Russia
    Topic:
    Metals, petroleum, construction, mobility

    Partner organizations:
    ANSI, API, ASME, NIST, SAE
    May 2008

    Ecuador
    Topic:
    Concrete/cement

    Partner organizations:
    Instituto Ecuatoriano del Cemento y del Concreto
    September 2008

    Gulf Region
    Topic:
    Concrete/cement

    Partner organizations:
    ACI (local)
    November 2008

    India
    Topic:
    Plastics

    Partner organizations:
    DoC, ITA, NIST
    November 2009

    South Korea
    Topic:
    Civil Nuclear Energy

    Partner organizations:
    ASME, NRC, NIST, NACE, ITA
    January 2011

    Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica
    Topic:
    Steel
    November 2011