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We’ve all worked the last few years in a mostly remote work environment, conducting meetings on various virtual platforms. Although ASTM International’s technical committees haven’t missed a beat, we’ve noted some differences between virtual and in-... more
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You, Your Career, Your Company, Your Industry
ASTM International offers opportunity: For you, your career, your company, and your industry.  While standards work takes time, effort, and energy, it’s work needed by your company and industry. That work in turn provides professional and personal... more
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An ASTM International technical committee — any one of about 150 — serves as an organizing approach for standards work. These committees cover about 90 industry sectors. Over ASTM’s history, committees have been organized in areas from metals and... more
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ASTM International offers its members many tools and services. Here’s a look at some of the most useful – and fundamental.
“Every ASTM member is entitled to vote on all Society Review Items as well as on each ballot of a main committee and subcommittee to which the member belongs.” That’s the regulation behind this integral part of developing standards: the voting... more
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Your technical expertise can now be combined with ASTM’s publishing expertise in a new format: technical reports.
Technical reports help make your information available. Longer than a journal paper, shorter than other publications, reports offer a peer-reviewed format to share work that may or may not otherwise call for full-consensus standards. Think of it... more
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Enhance your participation by participating in free training sessions on the consensus standards development process and committee operations. Here is how to take advantage of what ASTM has available.
Understanding the consensus process and best practices for standards development, including online tools, is important, and that’s the reason training is available. To get started, mark your calendar for the Virtual Officers’ Training Workshop in... more
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In today’s virtual environment, standards development continues through the dedication of members like you with the support of online tools such as Webex, Zoom, and more. Connecting between regular meetings, which many subcommittees and task groups... more
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Whether you are looking for testing, training, certification, or to partner with another organization, ASTM’s business development team can help you move forward.
What are our next steps? That’s a question every task group, subcommittee, or main committee asks at one time or another. It’s an integral part of strategic planning and moving standards and related work forward.  If you’d like support in strategic... more
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The task group is the heart of standards development, and its leader — the task group lead, chair, or technical contact — drives the process. In this role, the lead organizes technical discussions, develops (and/or oversees the development of)... more
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Did you know that ASTM offers both conference call lines and a virtual meeting platform through Webex for technical committee meetings? This information and these tips will help you decide which platform is best for your meeting and help make your... more
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Motions — an essential part of the consensus process — support many aspects of technical committee business. Only members can make a motion regarding meeting business.  Note that the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees take top priority... more

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