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Consumer Products Committee Creates Several New Subcommittees

ASTM International Committee F15 on Consumer Products has recently formed several new subcommittees. All interested parties are invited to participate in the activities of these subcommittees.

F15.59 on Children’s Folding Chairs

New ASTM International Metadata Standard Will Aid in Traffic Management

Many state departments of transportation are collecting traffic data in real time and using it to manage traffic or provide travel information, as part of intelligent transportation systems. Some agencies save and archive this data after its initial real-time use and make it available to other data users, who often know little about how the data was collected or even what is contained in the data files.

ASTM Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems Names New Chair, Michael I. Howell

Michael I. Howell, operations manager for Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems in Huntsville, Ala., has become the new chair of ASTM Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The committee includes 180 members in a three-tiered subcommittee structure focusing on airworthiness, flight operations, and operator qualifications.

Howell also lives in Huntsville, Ala.

ASTM Food Service Equipment Standards Play Prominent Roles in EPA and NAFEM Programs

Standards developed by ASTM International Committee F26 on Food Service Equipment are playing an increasingly important role in the industry. F26 standards figure prominently in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, which helps businesses and individuals protect the environment and save money through superior energy efficiency. In addition, F26 has developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers.

New Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Standard Will Facilitate Flexural Post-Crack Performance Measurement

ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates has recently approved a new standard that will facilitate post-crack performance measurement for fiber-reinforced concrete intended for slabs-on-grade, pavements, pre-cast elements and shotcrete. The standard, C 1609/C 1609M, Test Method for Flexural Performance of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (Using Beam With Third-Point Loading), is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee C09.42 on Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.

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