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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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Combating Corrosion

The evening news may leave many of us feeling war-weary, but one ASTM International technical committee has been successful in conflict of a different sort. It’s a commonplace but epic struggle between the natural and civilized worlds — the fight against metal corrosion. ...

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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 »

Nutrition Labels for Products

In today’s competitive marketplace, providing a verified EPD can help your product stand out as mo... READ MORE »

An Upward Spiral

It’s always nice to know when you have helped someone else succeed. We here at ASTM International... READ MORE »

Zinc-Coated Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

Infrastructure projects rely on reinforced concrete as a principal construction material. Each year,... READ MORE »

Passing the Torch

An oft-quoted maxim says that if you give someone a fish you may feed them for a day, but if you tea... READ MORE »

Watching Paint Dry

When Kenneth Tator founded Kenneth Tator Associates in 1949 — at that time a sole proprietorship o... READ MORE »

Developing Standards Professionals

In forming the group that would become the International Cooperation for Education about Standardiza... READ MORE »