Posts Tagged ‘ ASTM ’

ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

Oct 22nd, 2014

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity this week at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. According to the group, the new branding was designed to better reflect the expanding mission and global reach of ASTM. As part of the new branding, ASTM has created a new purpose [...]

Two New ASTM Standards Will Aid Lead Abatement Techniques

Jul 1st, 2014

ASTM International has put forth two new standards that focus on composite wipe sample preparation for analysis following lead abatement activities in buildings. Permanently removing all traces of lead-based paint hazards is considered a crucial element in the rehabilitation of older buildings, particularly those built prior to 1970. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires wipe [...]

ANSI Revises Various Standards

May 12th, 2014

The American National Standards Institute has made revisions to a few of its standards. ·         The Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, section 10.3.1.7 Construction Activity Pollution Prevention: Protection of Occupied Areas has been updated as follows. “The construction documents shall identify operable windows, doors and air intake openings [...]

Full EPDs Could Soon Be Headed to the Glass Industry

Nov 15th, 2013

The chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) working group on whole building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) says he thinks it’s not if the glass industry officially embraces a specific Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) that would compare and contrast every building’s environmental footprint. Just when. Wayne B. Trusty, who is also a [...]

Keep Up with Industry Standards and Revisions

Oct 25th, 2013

It is difficult for door and window companies to keep up with all the latest code changes, so DWM makes it a little easier with a look at some revisions to recent standards including the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and the International Code Council (ICC), as well as some new standards developed by [...]

ASTM Revises PVC Standards for Doors and Windows

Sep 27th, 2013

ASTM International has published a revision to its BSR/ASTM D4726-201x, Specification for Rigid Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC). The standard relates to exterior-profile extrusions used for assembled windows and doors. This is a revision of ANSI/ASTM D4726-2009. It has also published a revision to BSR/ASTM D4756-201x, Practice for Installation of Rigid Poly Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Siding [...]

Codes, Energy, Economics and More Take the Stage During NWDA Event

Jul 17th, 2012

Members of the Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA) met this week in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to network over a few rounds of golf and cocktail reception yesterday, and educational sessions this morning. Joe Reed with Architectural Testing Inc. provided a codes report and gave some updates on the International Building Code/International Residential Code (I-Codes). Reed [...]

Kenneth F. Yarosh Named 2012 ASTM International Chairman of the Board

Jan 23rd, 2012

Kenneth F. Yarosh, global service line manager for the specialty chemicals business of Dow Corning Corp., in Midland, Mich., is the 2012 chairman of the board of directors of ASTM International. A member of the ASTM board of directors since 2006, Yarosh was chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee in 2009. He is currently [...]