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ASTM releases new edition of masonry standards.

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December 12, 2008 - Available in print or CD-ROM, 6th Edition of ASTM Masonry Standards for Building Industry features 104 ASTM masonry standards compiled from 3 volumes of Annual Book of ASTM Standards. It includes specifications for various building materials and features tests for sampling and testing these materials. Methods for measuring drying shrinkage of concrete block; bond strength, flexural bond strength, and splitting tensile strength of masonry; and water penetration/leakage are included.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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New Edition of ASTM Masonry Standards for the Building Industry

Press release date: December 11, 2008

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 11 December 2008 - The new and improved edition of ASTM Masonry Standards for the Building Industry is now available in print or CD-ROM from ASTM International. The 6th Edition features 104 ASTM masonry standards compiled from three volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. It includes specifications for products such as mason's lime; concrete building brick; building brick and hollow brick (clay or shale); paving brick; hollow and solid load-bearing concrete masonry units; masonry and portland cement; facing title; and mortar and prefabricated masonry panels. ASTM Masonry Standards for the Building Industry also features tests for sampling and testing brick, structural clay tile, concrete masonry units and grout. Also included are methods for measuring drying shrinkage of concrete block, bond strength of mortar to unit masonry, splitting tensile strength of masonry units, masonry flexural bond strength, and water penetration and leakage. Copies of ASTM Masonry Standards for the Building Industry: 6th Edition are available in print (580 pages, soft cover, 8.5" x 11"; ISBN: 978-0-8031-8004-8; stock #MASONRY08) and on CD-ROM (ISBN: 978-0-8031-8005-5; stock # MASONRYCD08) for $198. 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. Press Contact:
Marsha Firman
610-832-9612
mfirman@astm.org

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