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Photo courtesy of Rowan University; © 2016 Craig TerryDeveloping innovative ways to improve transportation infrastructure is one of the leading engineering challenges of this era. Fortunately, the... read more
ASTM Co-Sponsors International Code Council Event This May, ASTM International is among the sponsors of Building Safety Month, as proclaimed by the International Code Council. According to the ICC... read more
ASTM Adhesives Standard Aids Fifth Grade Student in Science Fair Success Dylan with the first place ribbon he received at the state science fair. Earlier this year, Joseph Hugo, staff manager for... read more
The Early Life of ASTM International Founder Charles B. DudleyASTM International is a forward-thinking organization, but it can be both interesting and instructional to take a look at its past on... read more
New Book Highlights the Professional Results of a Five-Decade Friendship The Concrete Intrigue is just what it claims to be - "a learning and reference book." But it is also the culmination of a... read more
A New Standard for a Globally Popular Sport Since its development in the 1960s and '70s, parasailing has become a go-to water sport for people around the world. In recent years, a dedicated group... read more
Drusilla Malavase, a member of ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities, first began thinking about standards for equestrian helmets in the mid-1970s, but her love affair... read more
Montreal Process Standardized in ASTM D7480 An international group of forestry experts gathered in 1994 to create a method for improving the process of forest management and certification around... read more
Terminology in ASTM Standards In an 1888 letter to George Bainton, Mark Twain wrote that "the difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter - it's the... read more
ASTM Standards Support New Thoughts on Environmental Risk Assessment ASTM International standards figure prominently in a new book that its co-editor hopes will challenge practitioners of... read more