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Cement Sustainability Workshop looks at ASTM E60 implications.

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January 20, 2011 - Sponsored by ASTM Committee C01 on Cement, Implications of ASTM E60 Standards on Sustainability for Cement and Concrete will be held on June 14 at in Anaheim, CA. This workshop will introduce concepts and terminology used in E60 standards to the cement and concrete standards development communities as well as facilitate collaborative efforts to provide E60 with technical expertise of these communities regarding manufacture of cement and concrete-based building products.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Sponsors Workshop on Implications of ASTM E60 Standards on Sustainability for Cement and Concrete

Press release date: January 18, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-A workshop on Implications of ASTM E60 Standards on Sustainability for Cement and Concrete will be held on June 14 at the Marriott Anaheim in Anaheim Calf. Sponsored by ASTM Committee C01 on Cement, the workshop is being held in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee. Sustainability is a key focal point for every manufacturing process in today's society. This is particularly true for hydraulic cements and the various concrete products produced with them. Committee E60 on Sustainability has adopted standards that could have implications for cement and concrete-based building materials, including ASTM E1991, Standard Guide for Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Building Products, and ASTM E2129, Standard Practice for Data Collection for Sustainability Assessment of Building Products. This workshop will introduce the concepts and terminology used in E60 standards to the cement and concrete standards development communities and facilitate collaborative efforts to provide E60 with the technical expertise of these communities regarding the manufacture of cement and concrete-based building products. Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes June 8. There is no fee to attend the workshop. For more information, visit www.astm.org/c01work0611.htm. Additional technical information is available from workshop co-chairs D. Stephen Lane, VTRC, Charlottesville, Va. (phone: 434-293-1953; dsl5e@virginia.edu); or Jenny L. Hitch, Portland Cement Association, Vancouver, Wash. (phone: 702-321-2114; jhitch@cement.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. ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org

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