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ASTM Representative in Mexico Attends ASOCRETO Concrete Meeting

Vanessa Corona, a representative from ASTM International's Mexico office, attended the Asociación Colombiana de Productores de Concreto (ASOCRETO) RC2014 event, held Sept. 24-26 in Cartagena, Colombia. The RC event, held every two years, brings together top international representatives from the concrete industry to share experience and knowledge. Prior to RC2014, Corona met with the following officials in Bogotá, Colombia:

  • Germán Nava, director of standardization, Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y Certificación (ICONTEC), Colombia's national standards body. ICONTEC has had a memorandum of understanding with ASTM since 2001;
  • Jorge Hernán, general director at the Colombian Association of Fibers (ASCOLFIBRAS);
  • Juan Manuel Lesmes, general director of the Chamber of Steel and Metalworking (FEDEMETALES); and,
  • Angela Diaz, executive director, of the Colombian Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (ACOLAP).

Common themes during the meetings included participation by each of these organizations on ASTM technical committees as well as cooperation in global initiatives in specific standards areas, and new directions in environmental sustainability.

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