While poured-in-place playground surfacing is a very promising form of playground surface construction, its use has not been without problems. In order to address these issues, ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities has developed F 2479, Guide for Specification, Purchase, Installation and Maintenance of Poured-in-Place Playground Surfacing.
ASTM International Committee D19 on Water will host a workshop on turbidity during the June Committee Week in Norfolk, Va. Subcommittee D19.07 on Sediment, Geomorphology and Open Channel Flow will present the workshop from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2007.
While the polymer-based siding industry developed around the use of polyvinyl chloride, the last two decades have seen the introduction and rise in use of polypropylene as a siding material. Because of this, siding producers and polypropylene suppliers began to discuss the need for an ASTM standard for this type of siding. These discussions have resulted in the development and recent approval of D 7254, Specification for Polypropylene (PP) Siding.
ASTM International Construction Adhesives Subcommittee Continues Work on Proposed Structural Insulated Panel Standard
All interested parties are invited to contribute to the ongoing development of WK11541, Specification for Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Adhesives for Bonding Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Facers to Rigid Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation Core Materials.
A new ASTM International standard is focused on equipment that will allow for the emergency evacuation of people who are not able to use standard exit facilities in high-rise buildings.
Municipalities, specifying engineers and piping system owners are now requiring tighter criteria for piping products. ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems has responded by developing two new standards that answer the call for more detailed criteria within the industry.
Occupational Health and Safety Committee Revises ASTM International Silica Standard, Creates New Subcommittee
An important standard that is used to help protect the health of workers where there may be occupational exposure to quartz dust has recently been revised.
ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates invites all interested parties to attend the first meeting of new Subcommittee C09.49 on Pervious Concrete during the June ASTM Committee Week in Norfolk, Va.
ASTM International’s Committee E13 on Molecular Spectroscopy and Separation Science will hold its February meeting in conjunction with the 58th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon 2007) from Feb. 25-27 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Ill. All E13 meetings will be held in room N-129.
A proposed new standard being developed by ASTM International Committee B09 on Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products offers a solution to the challenge of handling and characterizing very fine powders.