Standards Development How-to



Standards Development How-to

Drafting a Standard

Longtime ASTM International member Jack Roach, technical service engineer at IPS Corp. in Durham, N.C., offers this suggestion: just do it. And, he... more


Standards Development How-to

Tools for the ASTM Officer

A few committee chairmen, when asked recently about important main/subcommittee chairmen skills, responded with these capabilities: agendas that... more


Standards Development How-to

Streamline Your ASTM Meeting Preparation

It’s almost time for the first 2011 committee week, and two handy tools at “MyASTM” will help you prepare for this and other upcoming ASTM... more


Standards Development How-to

Making the Business Case

When you participate in technical committee activities, you join colleagues — corporate and government representatives, academics and researchers,... more


Standards Development How-to

Promoting Participation

If your standards development work would benefit from additional expertise to polish that practice or test that method, consider taking advantage of... more


Standards Development How-to

Roster Maintenance

To develop consensus standards, you need to collaborate. To collaborate, you need (among other things) correct contact information. And, when logged... more


Standards Development How-to

Keep the Process Moving

When you’re a technical contact/task group leader, you coordinate, communicate, delegate, motivate... more


Standards Development How-to

New Publishing Venues

Two new ASTM International technical journals and enhanced discoverability will provide outlets for your original research and help others find it in... more


Standards Development How-to

ASTM Introduces Videos in Standards

If a single picture is worth a thousand words, then a video may be worth the thousands of words it can take to explain an ASTM test procedure... more


Standards Development How-to

When You Do Not Agree

Before you enter a vote on a proposed standard, or if you're not sure whether to vote negatively, consider this question: Can you live with the... more

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