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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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Strategic Standardization

SCC leader John Walter discusses the strategic value of standardization, his organization’s priorities and harmonizing Canadian and U.S. standards....

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Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated s... READ MORE »

Architecture and Building Science Education in North America

When the design of a building falls short of expectations and performance suffers as a consequence, ... READ MORE »

Strategic Standards Management for an Academic Audience

Sandards are boring and should just be left to standards developers.... READ MORE »

Composite Wipe Sampling Following Lead Abatement

Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is a crucial element in the rehabilitati... READ MORE »

Detention Center Visiting Booths

ASTM International Committee F33 on Detention and Correctional Facilities is seeking all interested ... READ MORE »

ASTM's Technical Information Resource

A researcher investigates a new asphalt additive and tests with a standard from Committee C09 on Con... READ MORE »

Preparing Tomorrow’s Work Force Today

The education of students pursuing careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathemat... READ MORE »

The Bridge

Where will we find the next generation of technical experts? That question is deliberated in standar... READ MORE »

Quantile Estimation

Q. Which method of quantile estimation should be used? ... READ MORE »

Partnering to Meet Standards Goals

When responding to standards needs, ASTM International welcomes the opportunity to partner with othe... READ MORE »