News Releases


New ASTM International Standard Supports Use of Stucco in Construction

Translations

A new ASTM International standard will support the use of stucco in the construction industry. The new standard (soon to be published as C1860) was developed by the ASTM International committee on gypsum and related building materials and systems (C11).

“The new standard provides a way to measure the tensile strength or bond strength of stucco in vertical applications,” says ASTM International member and task group chair Matthew J. Innocenzi, P.E. “The results of this test method, when coupled with sound engineering mechanics and analyses, can be used as a tool to help evaluate the performance of stucco when subject to lateral loads.”

Innocenzi, principal of Nick Innocenzi and Sons Consulting Engineers and Associates LLC, notes that the standard fills an important need for a consensus-based test method for testing stucco. Engineers, architects, test specifiers, and consultants will all find the standard useful. 

To purchase standards, contact ASTM International customer relations (tel +1.877.909.ASTM; sales@astm.org)

For more news in this sector visit Construction Standards Supporting the Building Industry.

About ASTM International

Committed to serving global societal needs, ASTM International positively impacts public health and safety, consumer confidence, and overall quality of life. We integrate consensus standards – developed with our international membership of volunteer technical experts – and innovative services to improve lives… Helping our world work better. 


Media Inquiries: Dan Bergels, tel +1.610.832.9602; dbergels@astm.org
Committee Contact: Thomas O’Toole, tel +1.610.832.9739; totoole@astm.org 

Release #10511

March 20, 2018

Search News Releases

Advanced Search