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From roof to foundation, wall to walkway, ASTM building construction standards are integral to the durability and quality of the structures in which we live, work and play. ASTM standards address concrete, steel, wood, piping, coatings and more. See below for the latest news on ASTM's activities in this area, and explore relevant standards, committee meeting dates and more in the boxes to the left.

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A Roof, and Flashing, Over Our Heads

If you have a roof over your head, chances are very good that you have flashing over your head as we... READ MORE »

Composites Increase Power Line Capacity

Overhead conductors used to transmit electricity typically consist of stranded aluminum wires that s... READ MORE »

Loss on Ignition Testing for Pigment Manufacturers

Pigment manufacturers use the loss on ignition test to determine the extent of water of hydration or... READ MORE »

Like Watching Concrete Dry

Concrete is the most widely used construction material throughout the world. Understanding the dryin... READ MORE »

Qualifying Firestop Inspectors

A proposed new ASTM International standard will be used to assess the credentials and qualifications... READ MORE »

Combating Corrosion

The evening news may leave many of us feeling war-weary, but one ASTM International technical commit... READ MORE »

Helping Our Brand Work Better

“Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon founder, Je... READ MORE »

Helping Our World Work Better

Before you turned to this page, you probably noticed something different about this issue of SN. In ... READ MORE »

Moisture Surveying for Roofing Systems

Excess moisture trapped in roofing or waterproofing systems can adversely affect performance, as wel... READ MORE »

A Cleaner Energy Future

A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increas... READ MORE »