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September 24, 2009 - ASTM International Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe has approved ASTM C1677, Specification for Joints for Concrete Box, Using Rubber Gaskets, developed by Subcommittee C13.08. According to John Meyer, it will provide minimum level of production and performance for owners who wish to specify culverts and storm sewers when precast concrete box sections with gasketed joints are furnished. Primary users will be municipalities, highway departments, and drainage or water control agencies.

ASTM Concrete Pipe Committee Approves New Standard on Flexible Joints for Concrete Box Sections


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Press release date: September 22, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., September 22, 2009 - ASTM International Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe has approved a new standard that covers flexible joints for concrete box sections using rubber gaskets for leak resistant joints. Subcommittee C13.08 on Joints for Precast Concrete Structures developed ASTM C1677, Specification for Joints for Concrete Box, Using Rubber Gaskets.

"This specification will provide a uniform minimum level of production and performance for owners who wish to specify culverts and storm sewers when precast concrete box sections with gasketed joints are furnished," says John Meyer, a consultant on subdivision design and chair of C13.08. "By specifying that a gasketed structure be permitted, the specifier is providing the box culvert producer and contractors the opportunity to furnish and install the enhanced joint system."

According to Meyer, the primary users of ASTM C1677 will be municipalities, highway departments and any other agencies responsible for drainage or water control.

ASTM International standards can be purchased from Customer Service (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org) or at www.astm.org. For technical information, contact John Meyer, Wales, Wis. (phone: 262-968-5863; jjeng@prodigy.net). Committee C13 will meet Sept. 20-23 in New Orleans.

ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. ASTM's open consensus process, using advance Internet-based standards development tools, ensures worldwide access for all interested individuals. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, please contact Robert Morgan, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9732; rmorgan@astm.org).

Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.

Contact:
Barbara Schindler, ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Drive, W. Conshohocken, PA 19428
610-832-9603; bschindl@astm.org, www.astm.org
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