ASTM E695 - 03(2015)e1

    Standard Test Method of Measuring Relative Resistance of Wall, Floor, and Roof Construction to Impact Loading

    Active Standard ASTM E695 | Developed by Subcommittee: E06.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.11


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The procedures outlined will provide data that can be used to evaluate the relative performance of wall, floor, and roof constructions under conditions representative of those sustained in actual service when subjected to impact by a heavy blunt object. See Test Method E661 for evaluation of floor and roof sheathing and Practice E73 for evaluation of roof trusses.

    4.2 The method is intended to be applied to relatively light construction, including, but not limited to, wood floor and roof systems, partitions framed with wood or steel studs, steel floor or roof decking systems, steel siding and wall panels, or thin concrete and masonry walls or slabs and similar assemblies.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the relative resistance of wall, floor, and roof construction to impact loading. The test is not applicable to doors.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Other Standards

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    ASTM Standards

    D1517 Terminology Relating to Leather

    E73 Practice for Static Load Testing of Truss Assemblies

    E575 Practice for Reporting Data from Structural Tests of Building Constructions, Elements, Connections, and Assemblies

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.060.01 (Elements of buildings in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30000000(Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E0695-03R15E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E695-03(2015)e1, Standard Test Method of Measuring Relative Resistance of Wall, Floor, and Roof Construction to Impact Loading, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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