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Cases Shed Light on Copyright Protection of Standards Developers

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A California-based public records activist continues to fight for the right to publish building standards and legal codes for free access of the public. Carl Malamud’s organization, Public.Resource.org, is involved in multiple ongoing lawsuits—one filed by the state of Georgia and … Continue reading

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New ASTM Standards Address Façade Inspections, Drones

A newly published ASTM International guide provides standard notation, syntax and symbols for facade inspections. A second proposed guide seeks to standardize how drones are used for facade inspections. The first standard (E3036, Guide for Notating Façade Conditions in the … Continue reading

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Ballot to be Circulated for Skylight Impact Standard Draft

An ASTM work group tasked with establishing a human impact standard for skylights is nearing the next stage of development. The group, ASTM WK17797, has completed work on the draft for the “Specification of Human Impact Test Criteria, with Procedure … Continue reading

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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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