||Aligning Standards and Industry
A Strategic Planning Task Group of ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates is keeping standards aligned
with industry needs. The purpose of the task group is to identify
potential gaps that exist between Committee C09 activities and
the needs of the concrete community and to make recommendations
to the C09 Executive Subcommittee that will move the identified
strategies forward, said Engineering Services Manager Jenny Hitch,
ISG Resources, Inc., Las Vegas, Nev., the ASTM task group chairman.
We are currently working in a general sense in the area of concrete,
Hitch said, as well as where work needs to be done. Participation
is invited in this activity which focuses on standards development,
partnerships, and international recognition. Group members represent
the ready-mixed concrete, cement, and fly ash industries, the
Army Corps of Engineers, University of Toronto, National Institute
for Standards and Technology Building Materials Division, the
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the transportation industry.
One member called for standards that predict performance. What
is a concrete or cement products expected durability? Can it
last 50 years?
The task group formed a Joint Research and Strategic Planning
Committee with members of ASTM Committee C01 on Cement. Activities will be coordinated with the American Concrete
Institute and others.
Contact Jenny Hitch, ISG Resources, Inc., Las Vegas, Nev. (phone: 702/228-5085).
ASTM Committee C09 meets Dec. 2-5 in Dallas, Texas. For meeting
or membership details, contact Staff Manager Jim Olshefsky, ASTM (phone: 610/832-9714). //
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