Standards Development How-to



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

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


Standards Development How-to

To Begin a Standard

Standards development, particularly for the task group chairman or first-time project leader, can be daunting. But planning ahead, breaking down the... more


Standards Development How-to

Keeping Pace with PTP and CCRL

Two, three or four times a year, laboratories around the world check their performance with testing programs from ASTM International's Proficiency... more


Standards Development How-to

Search the ASTM Website

A search at www.astm.org for a specific ASTM standard by designation number will return a link for its current version, with additional links for... more


Standards Development How-to

Partnering to Meet Standards Goals

When responding to standards needs, ASTM International welcomes the opportunity to partner with other industry, trade or research groups... more


Standards Development How-to

Of SI and Standards

Whether current versions of time-honored standards such as specifications for steel tee rails and cement or brand new guides for search and rescue... more


Standards Development How-to

Robert's Rules of Order

Come to an ASTM International meeting with an understanding of Robert’s Rules of Order and you have a sense of how they contribute to a productive... more

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