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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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Manufacturing: Poised for Growth

Jay Timmons, chief executive of the National Association of Manufacturers, shares some insights....

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ASTM International Board of Directors Holds October Meetings in Seoul

The ASTM board held its October meeting in Seoul, South Korea; while there the board connected with ... READ MORE »

Recap: News of the ASTM Board of Directors

At its October meeting, the ASTM board of directors conducted business and heard reports. ... READ MORE »

Transition: New ASTM President Selected

As I close out this year of serving as chairman of ASTM International’s board of directors, it is ... READ MORE »

ASTM Compass

Let’s get acquainted with ASTM CompassR. ... READ MORE »

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 »

The Safety of the Floor Beneath Your Feet

Knowing that the floor beneath you is safe is something most of us take for granted. A proposed new ... 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 »