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Stakeholders Sought to Develop ASTM International Specification for Insulating Concrete Forms

A task group of ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings invites insulating concrete form (ICF) manufacturers, code officials, raw material suppliers, installers and distributors to develop a Standard Specification for Insulating Concrete Forms. Subcommittee E06.21 on Serviceability initiated the specification work to provide the building industry with a consistently high-quality system for residential and commercial construction that conforms to applicable building codes.

“The specification is intended to provide manufacturers, regulatory agencies and end users with a consistent means for establishing minimum design and performance requirements of insulating concrete forms,” said task group chairman Sheldon Warman, P. Eng., technical director, ECO-Block, LLC, Dallas, Texas. Insulating concrete forms that meet the requirements of this ASTM standard will have demonstrated compliance to the building codes and be eligible for certification by a third-party certification organization. The task group will focus on developing a standard specification based on the requirements needed by the ICFs to perform in their intended application.

“The development of an ASTM standard for insulating concrete forms is a significant milestone that will allow the ICFs to become the mainstream construction method of choice by end users who insist on an affordable, secure, and sustainable environment in which to live, work, and play,” said Warman.

To participate or obtain further information, contact Warman (phone: 954/612-2443). Committee E06 meets April 18-21 in Salt Lake City, Utah. For meeting or membership details, contact Steve Mawn, manager, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International (phone: 610/832-9726). //

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