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February 1, 1996

As promised, here is our fourth annual installment of new ASTM standards. The following construction-related standards were adopted by the American Society for Testing and Materials in 1995. 


Just as a reminder, here is the organization of the standards:

A—Ferrous Metals

B—Non-Ferrous Metals.

C—Cementitious, Ceramic, Concrete, and Masonry Materials.

D—Miscellaneous Materials.

E—Miscellaneous Subjects.

F—Materials for Specific Applications.

G—Corrosion, Deterioration, and Degradation of Materials.

ES—Emergency Standards.




. This is a new group. These standards have a 2 year life span, when they must

be re-evaluated.


  • A 48M-94, Specification for Gray Iron Castings [Metric].

  • A 929/A 929M-95, Steel Sheet, Metallic-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process for Corrugated Steel Pipe.

  • A 930-94, Practice for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Corrugated Metal Pipe Used for Culverts, Storm Sewers, and Other Buried Conduits.

  • A 933/A 933M-95, Specifications for Vinyl (PVC) Coated Steel; W ire and Welded Wire Fabric for Reinforcement.

  • A 934/A 934-95, Specification for Epoxy-Coated Prefabricated Steel Reinforcing Bars.

  • B 187M-94, Specification for Copper Bar, Bus Bar, Rod and Shapes [Metric].

  • B 839-94, Method for Residual Embrittlement in Metallic Coated, Externally Threaded Articles, Fasteners, and Rod—Inclined Wedge Method.

  • B 855-94, Test Method for Volumetric Flow Rate of Metal Powders Using the Arnold Meter and Hall Funnel.

  • B 860-95, Specification for Zinc Master Alloys for Use in Hot Dip Galvanizing.

  • C 1131-94, Practice for Least Cost (life Cycle) Analysis of Concrete Culvert, Storm Sewer, and Sanitary Sewer Systems.

  • C 1266-94, Test Method for Flow Characteristics of Preformed Tape Sealants.

  • C 1277-94, Specification for Shielded Couplings Joining Hubless Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings.

  • C 1280-94, Specification for Application of Gypsum Sheathing Board.

  • C 1281-94, Specifocation for Preformed Tape Sealants for Glazing Applications.

  • C 1283-94, Practice for Installing Clay Flue Lining.

  • C 1288-95, Specification for Discrete Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Interior Substrate Sheets.

  • C 1289-95, Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board.

  • C 1290-95, Specification for Flexible Fibrous Glass Blanket Insulation Used to Externally Insulate HVAC Ducts.

  • D 5521-94, Guide for Development of Ground Water Monitoring Wells in Granular Aquifers.

  • D 5526-94, Test Method for determining Anaerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials under Accellerated Landfill Conditions.

  • D 5549-94, Guide for Reporting Geostatistical Site Investigations.

  • D 5572-94, Specification for Adhesives Used in Finger Joints in Nonstructural Lumber Products.

  • D 5573-94, Practice for Classifying Failure Modes in Fiber-Reinforced-Plastic (FRP) Joints.

  • D 5574-94, Test Method for Establishing Allowable Mechanical Properties of Wood-Bonding Adhesives for Design of Structural Joints.

  • D 5575-95, Classification for System and Basis for Specification of Copolymers of Vinylidiene Fluoride (VDF) with Other Fluoridated Monomers.

  • D 5581-94, Test Method for Resistance to Plastic Flow of Bituminous Mixtures Using Marshall Apparatus (6-Inch-Diameter Specimen).

  • D 5582-94, Test Method for Determining Formaldehyde Levels from Wood Products Using a Desiccator

  • D 5583-94, Test Method for Detection and Estimation of Retention of Wood Preservatives by Aspergillus Bioassaying.

  • D 5584-94, Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Ammoniacal Copper Quat Type B (ACQ-B).

  • D 5592-94, Guide for Material Properties Needed in Engineering Design Using Plastics.

  • D 5593-94, Classification System for Thermoplastic Elastomers—Olefinic (TEO).

  • D 5601-94, Test Method for the Tearing Resistance of Roofing and Waterproofing Materials and Membranes.

  • D 5602-94, Test Method for Static Puncture Resistance of Roofing Membrane Specimens.

  • D 5607-94, Test Method for Performing Laboratory Direct Shear Strength Tests of Rock Specimens under Constant Normal Stress.

  • D 5610-94, Test Method for Open Channel Flow Measurement of Water with Broad-Crested Weirs.

  • D 5617-94, Test Method for Multi-Axial Tension Test for Geosynthetics.

  • D 5708-94, Practice for the Decontamination of Field Equipment Used at Low Level Radioactive Waste Sites.

  • D 5609-94, Guide for Defining Boundary Conditions in Ground Water Flow Modeling.

  • D 5611-94, Guide for Conducting a Sensitivity Analysis for Ground-Water Flow Model Application.

  • D 5615-94, Test Method for Operating Characteristics of Home Reverse Osmosis Devices. Water standard.

  • D 5616-94, Specification for Reclaimed Trichloroethylene. For halogenated Organic Solvents and Fire Extinguishing Agents.

  • D 5618-94, Test Method for Measurement of Barnacle Adhesion Strength in Shear. For paint and related coatings.

  • 3 D 5632-94, Specification for Halon 1301 Bromotrifluoromethane (CF Br).

  • D 5635-94, Test Method for Dynamic Puncture Resistance of Roofing Membrane Specimens.

  • D 5636-94, Test Method for Low Temperature Unrolling of Felt or Sheet Roofing and Waterproofing Materials.

  • D 5643-94, Specification for Coal Tar Roof Cement, Asbestos Free.

  • D 5651-95, Test Method for Surface Bond Strength of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials.

  • D 5652-95, Test Methods for Bolted Connections in Wood and Wood-Base Products.

  • D 5653-95, Specification for Copper BIS (Dimethydithiocarbamate).

  • D 5654-95, Specification for Ammoniacal Copper Quat Type B (ACQ-B).

  • D 5655-95, Method of Analysis of Copper Dimethydithiocarbamate (CDDC) Treated Wood by Colorimetry.

  • D 5658-95, Practice for Sampling Unconsolidated Waste from Trucks. For waste management.

  • D 5665-95, Specification for Thermoplastic Fabrics Used in Cold-Applied Roofing and Waterproofing.

  • D 5674-95, Guide for Operation of a Gaging Station (Gaging stations measure flow of water in rivers and streams).

  • D 5677-95, Specification for "Fiberglass" (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe and Pipe Fittings, Adhesive Bonded Joint Type, for Aviation Jet Tubine Fuel Lines.

  • D 5678-95, Test Method for Freeze/Thaw Resistance of Wax Emulsion Floor Polish.

  • D 5685-95, Specification for "Fiberglass" (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pressure Pipe Fittings.

  • D 5686-95, Specification for "Fiberglass" (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe and Pipe Fittings, Adhesive Bonded Joint Type Epoxy Resin, for Condensate Return Lines.

  • D 5702-95, Practice for Field Sampling of Coating Films for Analysis of Heavy Metals.

  • D 5703-95, Practice for Preparatory Surface Cleaning for Clay Brick Masonry.

  • D 5715-95, Test Method for Estimating Humification of Peat and Other Organic Soils (Visual/Manual Method).

  • D 5718-95, Guide for Documenting a Ground-Water Flow Model Application.

  • D 5720-95, Practice for Static Calibration of Electronic Transducer Based Pressure Measurement Systems for Geotechnical Purposes.

  • D 5722-95, Practice for Perfroming Accellerated Outdoor Weathering of Factory Coated Embossed Hardboard Using Concentrated Natural Sunlight and a Soak-Freeze-Thaw Procedure.

  • E 1486-94, Test Method for Determining Floor Tolerances Using Waviness, Wheel Path and Levelness Criteria.

  • E 1486M-94, Test Method for Determining Floor Tolerances Using Waviness, Wheel Path and Levelness Criteria [Metric].

  • E 1591-94, Guide for Data for Fire Models.

  • E 1602-94, Guide for Construction of Solid Fuel Burning Masonry Heaters.

  • E 1623-94, Test Method for determination of Fire and Thermal Parameters of Materials, Products, and Systems

  • Using an Intermediate Scale Calorimeter (ICAL).

  • E 1625-94, Test Method for Determining Biodegradability of Organic Chemicals in Semi-Continuous Activated Sludge (SCAS).

  • E 1626-94, Guide for Including Government Procurement Requirements in ASTM Documents.

  • E 1643-94, Practices for Installation of Water Vapor Retarders Used in Contact with Earth or Granular Fill Under Concrete Slabs.

  • E 1647-94, Practice for Determing Contrast Sensitivity in Radioscopy. For nondestructive testing.

  • E 1656-94, Guide for Classification of Automated Pavement Condition Survey Equipment.

  • E 1660-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Support for Office Work.

  • E 1661-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Meetings and Group Effectiveness.

  • E 1662-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Sound and Visual Environment.

  • E 1663-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Typical Office Information Technology.

  • E 1664-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Layout and Building Factors.

  • E 1665-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Facility Protection.

  • E 1666-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Work Outside Normal Hours or Conditions.

  • E 1667-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Image to Public and Occupants.

  • E 1668-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Amenities to Attract and Retain Staff.

  • E 1669-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Location, Access, and Wayfinding.

  • E 1670-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Management of Operations and Maintenance.

  • E 1671-95, Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Cleanliness.

  • E 1675-95, Practice for Sampling Two-Phase Geothermal Fluid for Purposes of Chemical Analysis.

  • E 1677-95, Specification for an Air Retarder (AR) Material or System for Low-Rise Framed Buidling Walls.

  • E 1685-95, Practice for Measuring the Change in Length of Fasteners Using the Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Technique.

  • E 1689-95, Guide for Devloping Conceptual Site Models for Contaminated Sites.

  • E 1696-95, Test Method for Field Measurement of Raised Retroreflective Pavement Markers Using a Portable Reflectometer.

  • E 1699-95, Practice for Performing Value Analysis (VA) of Buildings and Building Systems.

  • E 1705-95, Test Method for Measuring Rut-Depth of Pavement Surfaces Using a Straight-Edge.

  • ES 40, Practice for Procedures for the Assessment of Buried Steel Tanks Prior to the Addition of Cathodic Protection.

  • F 959M-94, Specification for Compressible-Washer Type Direct Tension Indicators for Use with Structural Fasteners [Metric].

  • F 1473-94, Test Method for Notch Tensile Test to Measure the Resistance to Slow Crack Growth of Polyethylene Pipes and Resins.

  • F 1488-94, Specification for Coetruded Composiste Pipe.

  • F 1514-95, Test Method for Measuring Heat Stability of Resilient Vinyl Flooring by Color Change.

  • F 1543-94, Specification for Shock Attenuation Properties of Fencing Surfaces. For sports equipment and facilities.

  • F 1545-95, Specification for Plastic-Lined Ferrous Metal Pipe, Fittings, and Flanges.

  • F 1550M-94, Test Method for Determination of Fire-Test-Response Characteristics of Components or Composites of Matresses or Furniture for Use in Correctional Facilities after Exposure to Vandalism by Employing a Bench Scale.

  • F 1553-94, Guide for Specifying Chain Link Fence.

  • F 1554-94, Specification for Anchor Bolts, Steel, 36, 55, and 105 ksi Yield Strength

  • F 1561-94, Performance Requirements for Plastic Chairs for Outdoor Use.

  • F 1563-94, Specification for Tools to Squeeze Off Polyethylene (PE) Gas Pipe or Tubing.

  • F 1564-94, Specification for Structure-Mounted Insulated Work Platforms for Electrical Workers.

  • F 1568-94, Specification for Food Processors, Electric.

  • F 1575-95, Test Method for Determining Bending Yield Moment of Nails.

  • F 1576-95, Guide for Selection of Security Control Systems Part II—Defining the Central Control System.

  • F 1577-95, Test Methods for Detention Locks for Swinging Doors.

  • F 1588-95, Test Method for Constant Tensile Load Joint Test (CTLJT). For plastic pipe.

  • F 1592-95, Test Method for Detention Hollow Metal Vision Systems.

  • F 1602-95, Specification for Kettles, Steam Jacketed, 20 to 200 Gallons (75.7 to 757 Liter), Floor or Wall-Mounted, Direct Connected, Gas Fired or Electric Fired.

  • F 1604-95, Specification for Freezers, Ice Cream, Soft Serve, Shake.

  • G 129-95, Practice for Slow Strain Rate Testing to Evaluate the Susceptibility of Metallic Materials to

  • Environmentally Assisted Cracking (EAC).

  • G 130-95, Test Method for Calibration of Narrow and Broad Band Ultraviolet Radiometers Using a Spectroradiometer. For durability of nonmetallic materials.

  • G 131-95, Practice for Cleaning of Materials and Components by Ultrasonic Techniques.

  • P 243, Test Method for Toughness and Tenacity of Bituminous Materials. For road and paving materials.

  • P 248, Specification for Performance Graded Asphalt Binder.

  • P 249, Practice for Grading or Verifying the Performance of an Asphalt Binder.

  • P 252, Test Method for Determining the Fracture Properties of Asphalt Binder in Direct Tension (DT).

  • PS 1-94, Specification for PVC Sewer and Drain Pipe Containing Receycled PVC Material.

  • PS 7-95, Specification for Iodotrifluoromethane CFI. For halogenated Organic Solvents and Fire Extinguishing Agents.

  • PS 8-95, Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Non-Pressure Pipe Having Reprocessed-Recycled Content.

  • PS 15-94, Specification for Molding, Compounds, Thermosetting. For plastic materials.

  • PS 16-95, Specification for Liquid Coating Encapsulation Products for Leaded Paint in Buildings.

  • PS 18-95, Practice for Use of Qualitative Chemical Spot Test Kits for the Detection of Lead in Dry Paint Films.

ASTM Standardization News. January 1995 to December 1995.



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