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Contents
Special Feature Section

Feature: The Third Resource–Property Management
by John O’Shaughnessy
Feature: The Changing Role of State and
Local Government Property Management

by Michael Hay
Feature: Reinventing Inventory
by William Golz, Jr., and Marsha Campbell


Feature: Study Shows Positive Impact of ASTM
Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) Standard

by John A. Connor

Feature: Setting the Standard for U.S. Building Codes
by Mark Johnson

Insight: Cool It (Again)
New Standards for Light- and Heavy-Duty
Recycled Engine Coolants
by René Wiebe

Plain Talk for New Generation
Comments from ASTM President Jim Thomas

TECH NEWS
Filtration Standards
Heat Exchangers
Geosynthetics
Nuclear Facility Equipment
Editorial Workshop
Oil and Grease in Water
Lubricants
E.Coli Testing
Bio-Based Products
Coatings Industry Instruments
Paint Standard

Letters to the Editor
Global Notebook:
News on Standardization Around the Nation and the World

People--Member Profile: Bob Moss

Calendar of ASTM Meetings
Approved ASTM Standards Actions

Copyright 2000, ASTM

IN THIS ISSUE

THE SUCCESS of any enterprise involves the effective management of three resources: people, money, and property. The third resource, property, is the least well-managed of the three. The new ASTM Main Committee E53 on Property Management Systems intends to remedy this situation by standardizing aspects of property management.

A SPECIAL FEATURE section this month describes the need for standards in this field, which is critical to both public- and private-sector enterprises.