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ASTM International is well-known for its technical standards, which affect people and industries across the world every single day. However, the organization also publishes a wide range of items in many formats, including journals, books, technical… more
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ASTM International draws strength from the broad expertise and insights of its members, who possess diverse viewpoints and a wide range of experiences. As a result, committees and ASTM staff have recognized the value of mentoring new members,… more
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When developing a new work item or forming a new committee/subcommittee, it can be helpful to connect with stakeholders who may have an interest in the topic. The previous installment of this column highlighted several ways to promote new activities… more
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Once an ASTM International technical committee formulates an idea for a revision or a new standard, a work item is registered and added to a list of work items. At this point, it can be beneficial to promote this item to stakeholders who might want… more
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In recent months, ASTM International has been excited to see the return of in-person meetings. However, there are several event formats that can address the diverse needs of the individuals who contribute to ASTM’s work. Today, a range of options… more
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ASTM International’s program for Emerging Professionals (EP) provides an opportunity for new members who demonstrate the potential to be leaders within their committee and industry at large. The EP program provides in-depth training on the ASTM… more
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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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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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“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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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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