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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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An Upward Spiral

It’s always nice to know when you have helped someone else succeed. We here at ASTM International’s Corporate Communications department recently experienced this when a former intern contacted us to say hello. ...

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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 »

Welcome to Net-Zero

For most people (and for most homes) the likelihood of going through a whole year spending next to n... READ MORE »

Power of Participation

They say knowledge is power. And the marketplace power that comes from knowing what work is under wa... READ MORE »

Fiber Reinforced Polymers

Fiber reinforced polymers are used to strengthen concrete, wood and steel structures above and below... READ MORE »

Vinyl Siding Color and Appearance

Color and appearance are two of the leading qualities that a homeowner looks for when considering vi... READ MORE »

Strategic Standardization

SCC leader John Walter discusses the strategic value of standardization, his organization’s priori... READ MORE »

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 »