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Earthen Floor Standard Aims to Promote Sustainability, Improve Health

Earthen floors can be found around the world, where they’ve been used as natural and affordable options for hundreds of years. Some floors today use a tamped base layer of materials (such as laterite...

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New Standard Helps Engineers Install Piles

A new ASTM International standard aims to help engineers install deep foundations – also known as piles – for major construction projects. ASTM’s soil-and-rock committee ( D18 ) developed the new stan...

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New ASTM International Standard Helps Increase Safety, Lower Costs for Jails

Correctional facilities could be made safer and more cost-effective by a new ASTM International standard on electric security fences ( F3297 ). The standard incorporates topics such as electrical pu

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New Foam Standard Aims to Enhance Safety in Nuclear Facilities

A new ASTM International standard aims to help protect workers and property during routine operations at nuclear facilities. ASTM International’s committee on nuclear technology and applications (

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ASTM International Standards in Europe

People from all over the world participate in the work of ASTM International’s 140+ committees, which cover 90 industry sectors. The standards that result make a difference in countries spanning the g...

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Outreach: Committee Weeks in Washington, D.C.

Above: A global panel of standards experts discussed “Standards and Collaboration around the Globe,” hosted by Taco van der Maten (standing), the 2019 chairman of the board, at the November committee...

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