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October 26, 2012 - Interested parties are invited to participate in standards developing activities of Task Group D07.02.08 on structural insulated panels (SIPs). This group is under jurisdiction of Subcommittee D07.02 on Lumber and Engineered Wood Products, part of ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood, and aims to standardize process for deriving design properties for SIPs so their reliability and safety are comparable to other engineered wood systems used in wood frame construction.

ASTM Wood Committee to Develop Standards for Structural Insulated Panels

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Press release date: October 22, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.–All interested parties are invited to participate in the standards developing activities of new Task Group D07.02.08 on structural insulated panels. The group is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D07.02 on Lumber and Engineered Wood Products, part of ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood.

Structural insulated panels are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels are made of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two wood structural panel facings. SIPs can be used to fit a wide variety of building designs.

“The significance of this task group is to standardize the process for deriving design properties for structural insulated panels so that the reliability and safety of SIPs is comparable to other engineered wood systems used in wood frame construction,” says B.J. Yeh, P.E., director, Technical Services Division, APA — The Engineered Wood Association.

Yeh, who is chairman of D07.02, notes that the initial standard and other potential standards to be developed by D07.02.08, as chaired by Eric Tompos, P.E., NTA, will be used by SIP manufacturers, product certification agencies, regulatory bodies and government agencies.

ASTM International welcomes participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit

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.

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ASTM Committee D07 Next Meeting: April 16-18, 2013, April Committee Week, Indianapolis, Ind.

Technical Contact: B.J. Yeh, P.E., APA – The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Wash., Phone: 253-620-7467;; Eric Tompos, P.E., NTA, Nappanee, Ind., Phone: 574-773-7975;

ASTM Staff Contact: Kevin Shanahan, Phone: 610-832-9737;
ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603;

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