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January 21, 2010 - Manual 18, Moisture Control in Buildings: The Key Factor in Mold Prevention, 2nd edition, contains 28 chapters that focus on major issues involved in moisture resistive construction. Written by Heinz R. Trechsel and Mark Bomberg, it has 4 sections covering fundamentals, applications, construction principles/recommendations, and implementation, and also adds 3 chapters. Companion CD includes 100 ASTM standards referenced or discussed in publication.

New Edition of ASTM International Manual on Moisture Control in Buildings with Companion CD

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Press release date: January 20, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - A new edition of Manual 18, Moisture Control in Buildings: The Key Factor in Mold Prevention, is now available from ASTM International. This one-of-a-kind publication provides the latest and most important information relating to moisture problems in buildings.

Written by Heinz R. Trechsel, H.R. Trechsel Associates, and Mark Bomberg, Syracuse University, the 2nd edition contains 28 comprehensive chapters that focus on the major issues involved in the process of moisture resistive construction. Four sections cover fundamentals, applications, construction principles and recommendations and implementation. In addition, three new chapters have been added: Details and Practice, Quality Management in Design and Construction, and Development of Methods for Assessment of Moisture-Originated Damage.

Also available is a companion CD, which includes more than 100 ASTM International standards referenced or discussed in Moisture Control in Buildings: The Key Factor in Mold Prevention, and provides even more value to the printed manual. Note this is a companion to Manual 18, it is not the manual in CD-ROM format.

Moisture Control in Buildings: The Key Factor in Mold Prevention is available in both print (620 pages; hard cover 8.5 x 11"; stock # MNL18-2ND; ISBN: 972-0-8031-7004-9) and as an electronic book (stock # MNL18-2ND-EB; ISBN: 978-0-8031-8400-8) for $147.

The Manual 18 companion CD is available for $115 (stock #: MOISTCD10; ISBN: 978-0-8031-8413-8). The manual and CD-ROM are also available as a combo for $209 (stock #: MNL18COMBO).

For purchase information, contact ASTM Customer Service (phone: 610-832-9585; fax: 610-832-9555; or visit the ASTM Web site at

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.

View this release on the ASTM Web site at

ASTM Staff Contact: Marsha Firman, Phone: 610-832-9612;

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