Standardization News

Q. Why are ASTM International standards so important to the field of construction?

Margaret Farabaugh: I think ASTM standards really affect almost every aspect of... read more

Q. Why do you believe education about standards and standards development is important? 

A. Janet Gbur: Standards organizations, ABET [originally the... read more

Q. You have long been involved with ASTM and work on committees such as roofing and waterproofing (D08) and rubber and rubber-like materials (D11), which are seemingly unrelated to... read more

 Q. What is the role of ICPHSO and why is it needed? What impact does ICPHSO have internationally?

A. The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, or ICPHSO (... read more

Q. You’ve been in an exoskeleton. What was that like? And what did you learn from your company’s exoskeleton debut at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year?

A. I started with... read more

Q. What impact is climate change having on Canada’s north?

A. In 2011, I visited Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. We could already discuss then with community leaders the extreme... read more

There is an old country song, “I Forgot More than You’ll Ever Know,” that has been remade numerous times. When talking about the standards business with John Pace, ASTM International’s senior vice... read more

Q. What do you see as the role of international standards in trade?

A. For me, standards exist in an economy to assure generally recognized levels of safety and interoperability in both... read more

Alan Veith quit what he called his “day job” 28 years ago. But he has never stopped working for ASTM International. In fact, his tenure could very well be a record, though current membership... read more

Q. Why was the IO Partnership organized?

A. The International Organisations (IO) Partnership was set up to offer a voluntary platform that fosters collective action among IOs and their... read more