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ASTM Workshop to focus on alkali-aggregate reaction.

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March 2, 2010 - Scheduled for June 6, 2010, Specifications on Alkali-Aggregate Reaction workshop is intended to help sponsoring committees and recently proposed joint subcommittee develop specifications on alkali-silica reaction in concrete. Workshop will explore current specifications, how effective they are, and how they might be improved. Topics will include current ASTM specifications; specifications developed in other organizations; specifications in other countries; and what is lacking in specifications.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Workshop on Specifications on Alkali-Aggregate Reaction

Press release date: March 1, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -A workshop on Specifications on Alkali-Aggregate Reaction will be held Sunday, June 6, 2010, at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand and Suites Hotel in St. Louis, Mo. Sponsored by ASTM Committees C01 on Cement and C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee. This workshop is intended to help the sponsoring committees and a recently proposed joint subcommittee develop new specifications on alkali-silica reaction in concrete. The workshop will explore the current specifications, how effective they are and how they might be improved. Topics will include current ASTM specifications; specifications and guides developed in other organizations (PCA, FHWA, AASHTO, ACI); specifications in other countries; and what is lacking in current specifications according to key industries. There are no fees to attend the workshop. A technical program (presentation times, paper titles and presenters' names), will be posted on the ASTM Web site by mid-April. For more information, visit www.astm.org/C09work610.htm. Additional technical information is available from workshop chair Leslie J. Struble, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana, Urbana, Ill. (phone: 217-333-2544; lstruble@illinois.edu). 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. www.astm.org

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