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ASTM Updates December 2011

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMHappy 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.

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First National Green Building Code Approved!

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 […]

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ASTM Updates for October 2011

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMThis 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.

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ASTM Updates for August and September

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMSorry 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.

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ASTM Standards Update for July 2011

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMJuly 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.

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ASTM Standards Update for May 2011

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMIt 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.

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ASTM Updates for March 2011

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMRead 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.

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ASTM Updates for April 2011

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMIt’s that time again.  Here are a collection of changes/additions to ASTM standards that are relevant to geotechnical engineers, soils labs, CQA firms and related disciplines.  There are a couple of interesting new standards available.  D7698 is a new procedure for estimation of in-place density and water content of soil and aggregate by correlation with complex impedance.  I’m not eactly sure what that is, but it sounds cool.  There is also a new standard (D7702) that provides guidance for the evaluation of direct shear results involving geosynthetics.  Read on for these and other updates.

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ASTM Updates for February 2011

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMRead on for updates to ASTM standards related to geotechnical engineering, materials testing and related disciplines for the month of February, 2011.  Standards associated with concrete aggregates and addmixtures / additives have been updated, as have several standards related to coring, sampling and testing of soil-lime mixtures.

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