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Significance and Use
5.1 This guide informs the user of design considerations in the use of EPS geofoam which assist in the determination of the appropriate EPS geofoam for geotechnical applications.
5.2 This guide does not preclude the judgment and practice of those competent in geotechnical design.
1.1 This guide covers some of the basic considerations for the use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam in geotechnical projects.
1.2 This guide offers a collection of information and does not recommend a course of action. This guide cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this guide may be applicable in all circumstances.
1.3 This guide is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this guide be applied without consideration of a project’s many unique aspects.
1.4 The word “standard” in the title of this guide means only that this guide has been approved through the ASTM International consensus process.
1.5 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.
1.6 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.
1.7 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.
D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics
D6817/D6817M Specification for Rigid Cellular Polystyrene Geofoam
ICS Number Code 59.080.70 (Geotextiles)
UNSPSC Code 30121701(Geomesh)
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ASTM D7180 / D7180M-05(2021), Standard Guide for Use of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Geofoam in Geotechnical Projects, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.orgBack to Top