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ASTM Publication addresses building exterior wall systems.

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April 22, 2009 - Featuring 18 peer-reviewed papers, ASTM International STP 1493 address complex issues of design, construction, maintenance, evaluation, and repair of building exterior wall systems. Topics covered include survey and assessment techniques, establishing integrity of cladding systems and components, and case studies of system deterioration and remediation, as well as serviceability issues, seismic retrofit, energy savings attributable to facade upgrades, and re-cladding of existing buildings.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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New ASTM Publication on Building Exterior Wall Systems

Press release date: April 20, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 20 April 2009 - ASTM International STP 1493, Repair, Retrofit, and Inspection of Building Exterior Wall Systems, features 18 peer-reviewed papers that address the complex issues of design, construction, maintenance, evaluation and repair of building exterior wall systems. Topics covered in STP 1493 include: survey and assessment techniques; establishing the integrity of cladding systems and components; case studies of system deterioration and remediation; serviceability issues; seismic retrofit; energy savings attributable to facade upgrades; and re-cladding of existing buildings. System types addressed in the publication include facades comprised of vintage masonry, limestone, precast concrete panels, thin stone, exposed cast-in-place concrete, aluminum framing, EIFS, and glass and metal walls. STP 1493, Repair, Retrofit, and Inspection of Building Exterior Wall Systems, is available for $74 (240 pages, soft cover, 6" x 9"; ISBN: 978-0-8031-3418-8; stock # STP1493). Contact ASTM Customer Service (phone: 610-832-9585; fax: 610-832-9555; service@astm.org) or visit www.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.

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