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    ASTM C1077 - 17

    Standard Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in Construction and Criteria for Testing Agency Evaluation

    Active Standard ASTM C1077 | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.98

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The testing and inspection of concrete and concrete aggregates are important elements in obtaining quality construction. A testing agency providing these services shall be selected with care.

    4.2 A testing agency shall be deemed qualified to perform and report the results of its tests if the agency meets the requirements of this practice. The testing agency services shall be provided under the technical direction of a registered professional engineer.

    4.3 This practice establishes essential characteristics pertaining to the organization, personnel, facilities, and quality systems of the testing agency. This practice may be supplemented by more specific criteria and requirements for particular projects.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice identifies and defines the duties, responsibilities, and minimum technical requirements of testing agency personnel and the minimum technical requirements for equipment utilized in testing concrete and concrete aggregates for use in construction.

    1.2 This practice provides criteria for the evaluation of the capability of a testing agency to perform designated ASTM test methods on concrete and concrete aggregates. It can be used by an evaluation authority in the inspection or accreditation of a testing agency or by other parties to determine if the agency is qualified to conduct the specified tests.

    Note 1: Specification E329 provides criteria for the evaluation of agencies that perform the inspection of concrete during placement.

    1.3 This practice provides criteria for Inspection Bodies and Accreditation Bodies that provide services for evaluation of testing agencies in accordance with this practice.

    1.4 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes, which provide explanatory material and shall not be considered as requirements of this standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C31/C31M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    C39/C39M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    C78/C78M Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam with Third-Point Loading)

    C117 Test Method for Materials Finer than 75-m (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

    C127 Test Method for Relative Density (Specific Gravity) and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate

    C128 Test Method for Relative Density (Specific Gravity) and Absorption of Fine Aggregate

    C136/C136M Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates

    C138/C138M Test Method for Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete

    C143/C143M Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

    C172/C172M Practice for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete

    C173/C173M Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method

    C231/C231M Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method

    C617/C617M Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    C802 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Test Program to Determine the Precision of Test Methods for Construction Materials

    C1064/C1064M Test Method for Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

    C1231/C1231M Practice for Use of Unbonded Caps in Determination of Compressive Strength of Hardened Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    D75/D75M Practice for Sampling Aggregates

    D2419 Test Method for Sand Equivalent Value of Soils and Fine Aggregate

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E329 Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection

    E1301 Guide for Proficiency Testing by Interlaboratory Comparisons

    ACI Standards

    ACI 214-77 Recommended Practice for Evaluation of Strength Test Results of Concrete Available from American Concrete Institute (ACI), P.O. Box 9094, Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9094, http://www.aci-int.org.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

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    DOI: 10.1520/C1077-17

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    ASTM C1077-17, Standard Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates for Use in Construction and Criteria for Testing Agency Evaluation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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