Posts Tagged ‘ ASTM International ’

ASTM, NFRC Working Through Numerous Updates and Initiatives

Jun 9th, 2022

The Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) 2022 Virtual Summer Conference on Tuesday, June 7, highlighted updates to industry organizations and standards, including upcoming initiatives for ASTM International and the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). Amy Roberts, director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations, discussed ASTM International’s recent C14 committee on glass and glass products […]

ASTM Highlights Windborne Debris Standard Prior to Hurricane Season

May 13th, 2020

As hurricane season approaches, ASTM International gave a history lesson on its windborne debris standards for glazing systems. David Hattis, president of Building Technology Inc., led a webinar titled, “Windborne Debris Standards in Hurricanes for Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems,” as part of ASTM’s resilience in construction series. Hattis explained that […]

Proposed Standards Support Improved Zinc Die Casting Alloys

Jun 1st, 2018

ASTM International’s committee on nonferrous metals and alloys (B02) is proposing two new standards. One is for a zinc-aluminum-copper alloy with improved strength. The other seeks to determine the requirements for die castings with thin walls, which can help reduce industry costs. According to ASTM International, these proposed standards will be most useful to manufacturers […]

New ASTM Guide Helps Predict Performance and Lifespan of Building Sealants

Mar 29th, 2017

A new guide aims to help predict how building sealant systems will perform over time using accelerated testing methods. The new standard (soon to be published as C1850, Guide for Improved Laboratory Accelerated Tests to Predict the Weathering and for Developing Methods to Predict the Design Life of Building Sealant Systems) was developed by ASTM […]

Court: Posting Standards Online Violates Copyright Law

Feb 7th, 2017

Last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that public-records activist Carl Malamud’s organization, Public.Resource.Org, violated copyright law by publicly sharing technical standards that are used in laws such as building codes. It also said organizations that develop standards, including those used in the fenestration industry, have the right to charge […]

Court Hears Crucial Case Over Access to Standards

Sep 13th, 2016

On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia heard arguments in the copyright-infringement lawsuit against public-records activist Carl Malamud, who is being sued by ASTM International, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). All three develop standards used in the fenestration industry. The […]

Proposed ASTM Standard Will Provide Accurate Test for Lead-Based Paint

Aug 10th, 2016

A proposed ASTM International standard could determine if a dust-lead hazard remains following clean-up of an activity that disturbs lead-based paint. If the standard is adopted, it could help resolve a long-standing point of contention between remodelers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) — the absence of an […]

ASTM International Relaunches International Laboratory Directory

Jul 19th, 2016

ASTM International has redesigned its International Laboratory Directory, which the organization calls the only directory in the world dedicated to helping manufacturers find the right labs to test their products. Independent laboratories throughout the world rely on thousands of standards and test methods, including many developed by ASTM International. The organization says that by working with these labs, […]

Building Codes vs. Copyright Law: Legal Showdown Heats Up

Jul 12th, 2016

The long-running debate over who “owns” the standards used in legally binding construction codes gets another big platform next month. In August, the American Bar Association (ABA) will vote on a resolution urging Congress to pass legislation that provides limited free online access to standards incorporated into state and local construction codes, including those related to fenestration. But public-records activist Carl Malamud argues in a recent report he […]

ASTM and ICC Team Up to Bring Sustainability to the Middle East

Mar 17th, 2015

The International Code Council and ASTM International are teaming up to support sustainable construction in the Middle East. The work is part of The Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction project funded in part by the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. The goal is to enhance […]

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