Work Item
ASTM WK42602

New Test Method for Compressive Strength of Alkali-Activated Cementitious Material Mortars (Using 50 mm Cube Specimens)

1. Scope

The development of standards, and modifications thereof, for hydraulic cements, as well as other inorganic cements, their ingredients and combinations during manufacture, including specifications, test methods, classifications, guides, practices, and terminology. Investigation of the properties of hydraulic and other inorganic cements and promotion of improvement and reliability of testing of these materials. Provide joint sponsorship (with ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates) of the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL), and liaison with international standards activities relating to cements.
The area of interest of the Committee comprises hydraulic and other inorganic cements and their ingredients, all characteristics thereof, and the means used to determine those characteristics.


compressive strength; alkali-activated cementitious materials; alkali activator; AACM precursor


A new standard for alkali-activated materials will help products be accepted in the marketplace, make it easier to ensure that consumers are provided with a quality product, provide methodology to benchmark raw materials (for example, fly ash), and help to validate and compare results between different research groups.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: C01.14

Committee: C01

Staff Manager: W Scott Orthey

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-19-2013

Technical Contact: Asia Shvarzman

Item: 001

Ballot: C01.13 (14-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: C01.13 (18-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: C01.13 (19-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: C01.14 (20-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item