ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Proposed ASTM Standard to address culverts and storm drains.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
October 25, 2012 - ASTM WK38166, Specification for Manufacture of Precast Reinforced Concrete Three-Sided Structures for Culverts and Storm Drains Designed According to AASHTO LRFD, is being developed by Subcommittee C13.07 on Acceptance Specification and Precast Concrete Box Sections, part of ASTM International Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe. Load and resistance factor design methodology developed by AASHTO plays key role in this proposed standard.

ASTM Concrete Pipe Committee Developing New Proposed Standard for Culverts and Storm Drains


(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959
USA



Press release date: October 18, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., —Load and resistance factor design methodology developed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials plays a key role in a proposed ASTM standard on the design of culverts and storm drains.

ASTM WK38166, Specification for Manufacture of Precast Reinforced Concrete Three-Sided Structures for Culverts and Storm Drains Designed According to AASHTO LRFD, is being developed by Subcommittee C13.07 on Acceptance Specification and Precast Concrete Box Sections, part of ASTM International Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe.

In 1988, AASHTO launched a project to develop a modern and comprehensive bridge specification. The resulting document utilized load and resistance factor design and incorporated elements of working stress and load factor design. These elements were familiar to bridge engineers addressing events such as earthquakes, floods and ship collisions that could have catastrophic effects on bridges.

According to Balaram Singh, special structures engineer, Michigan Department of Transportation, and chairman, Subcommittee C13.01 on Non-Reinforced Concrete Sewer, Drain and Irrigation Pipe, ASTM WK38166 will be a comprehensive, well-organized and practical specification that will explain and provide background information on designing culverts and storm drains in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD standard.

“Culverts and storm drains designed according to LRFD have the inherent advantage of a more uniform level of safety, resulting in low life-cycle cost,” says Singh. “LRFD allows the use of advanced methods in design and analysis. It provides flexibility for maintaining good and successful engineering practices or customizing load and resistance factors to meet the demands of a project. There will be many good reasons to use the LRFD methodology-based specification once it has been approved.”

Singh notes that C13.07 is interested in developing a real time testing protocol for the proposed standard. All interested parties are invited to contribute to the ongoing development of ASTM WK38166.

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

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.

For more news in this sector, visit www.astm.org/sn-construction or follow us on Twitter @ASTMBuildings.

Technical Contact: Balaram K. Singh, P.E., Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, Mich., Phone: 517-335-2174; singhb@michigan.gov
ASTM Staff Contact: Diane Trinsey, Phone: 610-832-9661; dtrinsey@astm.org
ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603; bschindl@astm.org

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Services
 More New Product News from this company:
ASTM Workshop to address additives in biomedical polymers.
Oil Training Course examines sampling, testing, evaluation.
Radiant Barrier Systems Standards approved by ASTM committee.
Training Course addresses hazards in oxygen systems.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
ASTM/NIBS Workshop on Building Science Education in North America
Fatigue and Fracture of Metallic Medical Materials and Devices
ASTM International Compilation on Silica and Associated Respirable Mineral Particles
Guidance for Potential Solar Photovoltaic Investors to Be Provided in Proposed ASTM Standard
Test for Sustained Air Performance of Central Vacuum Cleaning Units Approved as ASTM Standard
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address