This post highlights recent changes to ASTM Standards affecting geotechnical engineers, materials testing engineers, soil and construction laboratory managers and related professionals. Updates for February include: a new standard for geospatial data at coal mines; standards related to pervious concrete; an updated standard for volumetric concrete batching; and an update to D5778 – Standard Test Method for Electronic Friction Cone and Piezocone Penetration Testing of Soils; among others. Click through for the list.
Happy New Year! Here are a list of updated and new ASTM standards related to geotechnical engineering, materials testing and other subjects of interest to geoprofessionals. In this batch is a new standard for testing individual geogrid junction strength and other updated standards for geogrid testing. The standard for geofoam has been updated, so has the standard for SPT sampling. Read on for a list of these updated standards and others.
LEED Certification is a voluntary process for building owners and designers. But a newly approved green building code developed by the International Code Council titled the ‘International Green Construction Code’ or IgCC may see adoption […]
This post contains an update of new, revised and otherwise updated ASTM standards that pertain to the geotechnical engineering, materials testing and related fields. This time around there are a number of geosynthetic standards being updated, including several new standards relating to QC testing of geomembranes and leak detection. Sorry it hass been a little while since these updates were posted last. ASTM changed the format of their emails, and the spreadsheet I use to parse them needed to be updated. Click through for the updated ASTM standards.
Sorry for the delay, this should get me almost caught up. This post contains new, revised, reapproved and other changes to ASTM standards that relate to geotechnical engineering, materials testing and related standards. There is a new test method for consolidated drained triaxial compression test for soils, and a revised standard for the test method for compressive strength of cyllindrical concrete specimens among others. Click through for the list.
July was a busy month for a number of ASTM committees. Click through for a summary of last month’s revised and reapproved standards that are relevant to geotechnical engineering, materials testing, construction CQA, geosynthetics and related technologies.
UK structural and geotechnical engineers have long used the British Standard codes for design of railroad bridges. Those days are now gone as all rail structures are required to use the Eurocode. This article is […]
It looks like May was a light month for updated ASTM standards related to geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and materials testing. However, there are a few interesting ones, such as a new standard practice for active soil gas sampling in the vados zone for vapor intrusion evaluations and an update to the standard specifications for portland cement. Click through for the full list.
Read on for March 2011 updates to ASTM standards that relate to geotechnical engineering, soil and rock testing, concrete and asphalt testing, and various other related disciplines. In this batch is a new standard for geospacial data related to abandoned mines, and revisions to standard test methods for ready mix concrete (C94/C94M), a few asphalt standards and a revised standard (D6274) for testing gamma borehole geophysics.