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  1. Ron Ebelhar of Terracon Named 2015 Chairman of the ASTM International Board of Directors

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    Sat, 10 Jan 2015

    Cincinnati, Ohio, has been named chairman of the 2015 ASTM International board of directors. After earning ..... engineer in eight states. Ebelhar, who joined ASTM in 1980, is a past chairman of ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock and several D18

  2. New ASTM Standard for Fire Resistive Metallic HVAC Dust Systems Approved

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    Fri, 19 Aug 2011

    A new ASTM standard will provide the United States building ..... resistance and other durability requirements. ASTM E2816, Test Methods for Fire Resistive Metallic ..... Fire Resistance, under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee E05 on Fire Standards

  1. New ASTM Fire Standard Provides Description of Extended Duration Surface Burning Characteristics

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2011

    A new ASTM International standard provides a more detailed ..... products that are not wood. The new standard, ASTM E2768, Test Method for Extended Duration ..... Subcommittee E05.22 on Surface Burning, part of ASTM International Committee E05 on Fire Standards

  2. Fire Service Industry News: ASTM International Standards in Building Codes Available in DVD and Online

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    Thu, 25 Apr 2013

    The compilation of ASTM Standards in Building Codes is now available in DVD and online. The ASTM Building Codes contain more than 1,300 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards

  3. ASTM Fire Committee Approves Fire Resistance, Furnace Exposure Standards

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    Thu, 26 Aug 2010

    two new standards recently approved by ASTM International Committee E05 on Fire Standards ..... practice to modify the tests contained in ASTM E119, Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building ..... research tests difficult. A new standard, ASTM E2748, Guide for Fire Resistance Experiments

  4. ASTM Fire Standards for Upholstered Furniture, Mattresses, and Bedding

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    Fri, 12 Feb 2010

    A new ASTM International compilation features the latest ..... upholstered furniture, mattresses, and bedding. ASTM Fire Standards for Upholstered Furniture, Mattresses and Bedding includes 20 key ASTM International fire testing standards, two

  5. Assessment of Caulk and Sealant Burning Characteristics is Subject of New ASTM Standard

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    Fri, 3 Dec 2010

    code officials will be the primary users of a new ASTM International standard , ASTM E2690, Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting ..... Subcommittee E05.22 on Surface Burning, which is part of ASTM International Committee E05 on Fire Standards. According

  6. Fire Equipment News: Paul Hough Elected Chairman of ASTM Committee on Thermal Insulation

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    Mon, 17 Mar 2014

    Lancaster (PA) has been elected chairman of ASTM International Committee C16 on Thermal ..... Committee C16 oversees approximately 160 ASTM International standards related to thermal ..... 15 technical subcommittees. A member of ASTM International since 1994, Hough is an active

  7. ASTM International Sponsors Symposium on Uncertainty in Fire Standards and What to Do About It

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    Tue, 5 Apr 2011

    in Anaheim, California. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E05 on Fire Standards ..... guidance for handling uncertainty contained in ASTM standards and in other standards and documents ..... The fees to attend the workshop for non- ASTM members are $50 USD for online registration

  8. ASTM Fire Committee Approves Deck Structure Fire Test Response Standard

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    Tue, 20 Mar 2012

    test method is the latest in a series of ASTM International standards being developed ..... structures during fires. The new standard, ASTM E2726/E2726M, Test Method for Evaluating ..... 14 on External Fire Exposures, part of ASTM International Committee E05 on Fire Standards