Work Item
ASTM WK66386

Reinstatement of E985-00(2006) Standard Specification for Permanent Metal Railing Systems and Rails for Buildings (Withdrawn 2015)


Specification has been withdrawn as it reached 8 years without a renewal due to unresolved issues on a companion standard. Those issues have been resolved. The committee has been approached to reinstate E985 since it is a highly referenced standard and users (building codes, design guides etc.) are uncomfortable with, or will not reference a withdrawn standard. Maintaining the designation is a key point to this ballot. As such, we are asking for your vote to approve the reinstatement of E985 without any changes. The committee does recognize that this document needs updating and will immediately continue that process once re-instated. The key objective of this ballot is to have the document re-instated as is with the same designation. We ask that if you have changes you would like to see in the document that you vote affirmative with comment, so that we can re-instate under the same designation and develop an accurate work plan based on your comments for what needs to change. A negative comment may stop the re-instatement and thus any modifications.


Developed by Subcommittee: E06.56

Committee: E06

Staff Manager: Frank McConnell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 01-01-2019

Technical Contact: James Hauck

Item: 022

Ballot: E06 (19-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item