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ASTM Publication details soil compaction quality control standards.

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December 14, 2011 - Manual 70, Quality Control of Soil Compaction Using ASTM Standards, provides information on proper application of ASTM standards for soil compaction for various earthworks. Specifically, it combines established soil mechanics engineering fundamentals and discussions on using ASTM standards related to those fundamentals. ASTM Soil Compaction Standards-A Companion CD to Manual 70 includes 34 ASTM standards that address test methods used for analyzing or controlling compaction of soil.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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Quality Control of Soil Compaction Using ASTM Standards - Manual and Companion CD Now Available

Press release date: December 8, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-A new publication available from ASTM International provides the latest information on the proper application of ASTM standards for soil compaction for various earthworks. Manual 70, Quality Control of Soil Compaction Using ASTM Standards, combines established soil mechanics engineering fundamentals and the discussions on using the latest ASTM standards related to those fundamentals. Manual users should be familiar with ASTM D2487, Standard Practice for Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes (Unified Soil Classification System). This practice is found throughout Manual 70 in the narratives, the various figures and tables, and is included on the companion CD-ROM, ASTM Soil Compaction Standards-A Companion CD to Manual 70. The companion CD includes 34 ASTM International standards that address the test methods used for analyzing or controlling the compaction of soil. These methods:
  • Define basic soil properties;
  • Determine the reference compaction values for soils;
  • Determine the field density for compacted soils; and
  • Determine the water content for field tests on compacted soils. These are the key test methods in the compilation. Manual 70, Quality Control of Soil Compaction Using ASTM Standards is available in hard copy (ISBN: 978-0-8031-7023-0; stock # MNL70) or as an E-book (ISBN: 978-0-8031-8888-4; stock # MNL70-EB) for $77 USD. ASTM Soil Compaction Standards-A Companion CD to Manual 70 (ISBN: 978-0-8031-7026-1; stock #: SOILCD11) is available for $99 USD. As a special offer, both the book and CD can be purchased for $140 USD (stock # SOILCOMBO). To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (www.astm.org), or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org). 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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