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January 23, 2014 - ASTM's suite of E06.81 standards provides framework for measuring and managing economic performance of buildings and other constructed facilities over their entire life cycle. Scheduled for Oct 5, 2014, symposium titled "Idea to Impact: How Building Economic Standards Keep You on Track," will demonstrate how to use the framework, how various E06.81 standards fit together and reinforce each other, and how these standards help economic performance of engineering projects.

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Building Economic Standards Symposium Sponsored by ASTM International

Press release date: January 16, 2014

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., — A symposium on "Idea to Impact: How Building Economic Standards Keep You on Track," will be held Oct. 5, 2014, at the Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, La.¬† Sponsored by ASTM International Subcommittee E06.81 on Building Economics and Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the committee’s October standards development meetings.

The purpose of the symposium is to demonstrate the benefits of ASTM economic standards and how these standards can help the economic performance of engineering projects. ASTM's suite of E06.81 standards provides a comprehensive framework for measuring and managing the economic performance of buildings and other constructed facilities over their entire life cycle. The symposium will demonstrate how to use the framework and will describe how the various E06.81 standards fit together and reinforce each other. The E06.81 standards framework is organized around four topic areas: cost data presentation and analysis, value engineering, risk management and economic evaluation.

Registration will open approximately eight weeks before the symposium. For registration and additional information, visit www.astm.org/E06Idea_Impact_10_2014.

Additional technical information is available from symposium co-chairmen Robert Chapman, NIST, Gaithersburg, Md. (phone: 301-975-2723; robert.chapman@nist.gov); Michael Goodkind, Alfred Benesch Co., Chicago, Ill. (phone: 312-565-0450; mgoodkind@benesch.com); and Muthiah Kasi, Alfred Benesch Co., Chicago, Ill. (phone: 312-565-0450; mkasi@benesch.com).

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.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org

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