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A01 STEEL, STAINLESS STEEL AND RELATED ALLOYS A04 IRON CASTINGS A05 METALLIC-COATED IRON AND STEEL PRODUCTS B01 ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS B05 COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS B07 LIGHT METALS AND ALLOYS C01 CEMENT C04 VITRIFIED CLAY PIPE C07 LIME AND LIMESTONE C09 CONCRETE AND CONCRETE AGGREGATES C11 GYPSUM AND RELATED BUILDING MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS C12 MORTARS AND GROUTS FOR UNIT MASONRY C13 CONCRETE PIPE C14 GLASS AND GLASS PRODUCTS C15 MANUFACTURED MASONRY UNITS C16 THERMAL INSULATION C17 FIBER-REINFORCED CEMENT PRODUCTS C18 DIMENSION STONE C21 CERAMIC WHITEWARES AND RELATED PRODUCTS C24 BUILDING SEALS AND SEALANTS C27 PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCTS D01 PAINT AND RELATED COATINGS, MATERIALS, AND APPLICATIONS D04 ROAD AND PAVING MATERIALS D07 WOOD D08 ROOFING AND WATERPROOFING D09 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC INSULATING MATERIALS D11 RUBBER D14 ADHESIVES D18 SOIL AND ROCK D20 PLASTICS D35 GEOSYNTHETICS E05 FIRE STANDARDS E06 PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS E33 BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACOUSTICS E36 ACCREDITATION & CERTIFICATION E57 3D IMAGING SYSTEMS E60 SUSTAINABILITY F01 ELECTRONICS F06 RESILIENT FLOOR COVERINGS F13 PEDESTRIAN/WALKWAY SAFETY AND FOOTWEAR F16 FASTENERS F17 PLASTIC PIPING SYSTEMS F33 DETENTION AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES F36 TECHNOLOGY AND UNDERGROUND UTILITIES G03 WEATHERING AND DURABILITY C14 GLASS AND GLASS PRODUCTS C21 CERAMIC WHITEWARES AND RELATED PRODUCTS D01 PAINT AND RELATED COATINGS, MATERIALS, AND APPLICATIONS D06 PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS D09 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC INSULATING MATERIALS D10 PACKAGING D11 RUBBER D12 SOAPS AND OTHER DETERGENTS D13 TEXTILES D14 ADHESIVES D15 ENGINE COOLANTS AND RELATED FLUIDS D20 PLASTICS D21 POLISHES D31 LEATHER E12 COLOR AND APPEARANCE E18 SENSORY EVALUATION E20 TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT E35 PESTICIDES, ANTIMICROBIALS, AND ALTERNATIVE CONTROL AGENTS E41 LABORATORY APPARATUS E53 ASSET MANAGEMENT E57 3D IMAGING SYSTEMS F02 FLEXIBLE BARRIER PACKAGING F05 BUSINESS IMAGING PRODUCTS F06 RESILIENT FLOOR COVERINGS F08 SPORTS EQUIPMENT, PLAYING SURFACES, AND FACILITIES F09 TIRES F10 LIVESTOCK, MEAT, AND POULTRY EVALUATION SYSTEMS F11 VACUUM CLEANERS F13 PEDESTRIAN/WALKWAY SAFETY AND FOOTWEAR F14 FENCES F15 CONSUMER PRODUCTS F16 FASTENERS F24 AMUSEMENT RIDES AND DEVICES F26 FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT F27 SNOW SKIING F37 LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT F43 LANGUAGE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS F44 GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT
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ASTM Standards in Construction

Compilations for Building Codes, Fences, Masonry and Structural Glazing

It may be a house, an office, or a new local ice cream parlor. Whatever the building, it’s an intricate work of interconnected parts and processes that depend on standards, from foundation and floor to structural support and ceiling. With new editions of time-honored ASTM International standards compilations focused on building construction now available, ASTM designers, suppliers, contractors and inspectors can refer to these standards in handy resources.

Building Codes

ASTM Standards in Building Codes contains standards used to design and construct buildings that meet requirements of various code organizations, including the International Code Council. With 300+ new standards added this year, more than 1,800 standard tests, specifications, practices and guides in the collection cover the inside and outside of buildings, and everything in between. Several code groups — ICC, the National Building Code of Canada, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the National Fire Protection Association and more — reference the documents, which come from 55 volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. New in this edition are standards referenced in green construction codes, the Structural Welding Code, UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories) global standards and the National Roofing Contractors Association.

Fences

ASTM Standards for Fence Materials and Products: 12th Edition, provides a resource for fence manufacturers, contractors, suppliers, architects, designers and engineers. The 49 standards address materials for fences such as chain link, wire fabric and wood; applications such as playgrounds, sports fields and detention facilities; and fittings and coatings, plus standards that detail fence construction and installation. The compilation comes either in book form or on CD-ROM.

Masonry

Standards for concrete and building brick, hollow and solid masonry units, and mortars and grouts deliver a wealth of relevant technical information through more than 100 ASTM International standards rolled into one work. The volume, ASTM Masonry Standards for the Building Industry: 7th Edition, compiles documents from three volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. Specifications address a variety of products and component materials; test methods describe how to sample and test products and their properties; and practices and guides address specimen preparation, proper use of test methods and specifications, and more. The work is available in print or CD-ROM.

Structural Glazing

Silicone adhesives attach glass or metal to a building, and they get the full treatment in ASTM Standards and Technical Articles Relating to Structural Glazing. In print or on CD-ROM, the work compiles standards and technical articles in one resource: a dozen ASTM standard specifications, test methods, practices and terminology for using these adhesives, plus more than 40 sealant-related papers selected from ASTM Special Technical Publications. And, technical reports on sealant durability, creep and fatigue resistance and adhesion, and two ASTM Standardization News features appear in the work.

This article appears in the issue of Standardization News.