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ASTM and ICC Eye Sustainability in Middle East

The International Code Council (ICC) and ASTM International are teaming up to support sustainable construction in Middle East. The work is part of The Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction project funded in part through the Market Development Cooperator Program … Continue reading

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BEC Attendees Get Crash Course in Codes

Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting gave BEC Conference attendees an update on construction codes relating to fenestration.

Building code changes and increased stringency require the glass and glazing industry to stay informed, and code expert Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting did just that at GANA’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference earlier this week. Monday, Culp gave … Continue reading

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Lawrence Carbary Elected to ASTM Board of Directors

Dow Corning Corp. industry scientist Lawrence D. Carbary, who works on the company’s facade engineering and architectural design team for high-performance building solutions, was elected to serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Carbary has been … Continue reading

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ASTM International Reveals New Brand Identity

ASTM International introduced its new brand identity this week at the fall meetings of the ASTM board of directors in Seoul, South Korea. According to the group, the new branding was designed to better reflect the expanding mission and global … Continue reading

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CSA Group Moves Closer to Guardrail Standard Completion

Dwayne Torrey of the CSA Group spoke to Fall Conference attendees about the development of a standard for guards and railings.

Over the past few years, the city of Toronto has seen a number of cases involving glass falling from balustrades and railings. As a result, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group began work on the development of a standard in 2012, … Continue reading

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ASTM Standards in Building Codes Available in DVD and Online

The latest compilation of ASTM Standards in Building Codes is available in DVD and online. The ASTM Building Codes contain more than 2,000 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These standards … Continue reading

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Glass Industry Stays on Top of Building Enclosure Commissioning

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Building enclosure commissioning seems to be moving swiftly along the growth curve, suggesting the glass industry should pay attention. According to John Runkle, vice president for building sciences at Architectural Testing Inc., his firm has now commissioned between 60 and … Continue reading

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Green Systems, Codes and Standards Play Different Roles in Making Environmentally-Friendly America

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They are at times confused and often misapplied, but Michael Schmeida says that green building systems, codes and standards each have a role to play in making America more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly. Schmeida, the vice chair for the ASTM International … Continue reading

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ASTM Publishes Revised Specification for Flat Glass Mirror

The ASTM document C1503 – Standard Specification for Silvered Flat Glass Mirror, developed by the ASTM C14.08 committee, has been reapproved. The Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) mirror division has been very involved over the years with the development … Continue reading

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Canadian Committee Approves IGMA Request to Reference ASTM E1300

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The Part 9 Committee for Houses and Small Buildings of the National Building Code of Canada met yesterday in Ottawa, Canada, and approved a request by the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) to reference ASTM E 1300 in the next … Continue reading

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