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Proposed ASTM Standard addresses deep foundation elements.

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November 2, 2011 - Proposed standard ASTM WK34326, Test Method for Integrity Testing of Concrete Deep Foundations by Thermal Profiling, will cover procedures for assessing integrity of concrete in cast-in-place deep foundation elements such as bored piles, drilled shafts, and auger cast piles. According to involved committee member Garland Likins, ASTM WK34326 "will enable the evaluation of a total concrete cross section, including the concrete outside the reinforcing cage."

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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Deep Foundation Elements are Subject of Proposed ASTM Soil and Rock Standard

Press release date: October 27, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-A proposed new ASTM International standard will cover procedures for assessing the integrity of concrete in cast-in-place deep foundation elements such as bored piles, drilled shafts and auger cast piles. The proposed standard, ASTM WK34326, Test Method for Integrity Testing of Concrete Deep Foundations by Thermal Profiling, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D18.11 on Deep Foundations, part of ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. According to Garland Likins, Pile Dynamics Inc., and a D18 member, ASTM WK34326 will be useful because it will enable the evaluation of a total concrete cross section, including the concrete outside the reinforcing cage. Geotechnical and structural engineers working with state highway departments on designing or specifying drilled shafts will be likely users of the proposed standard once it has been approved. ASTM WK34326 can also apply to drilled shafts or augered piles intended for private projects. All interested parties are invited to participate in the ongoing standards development activities of Committee D18. ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit http://www.astm.org/JOIN 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. View this release on the ASTM Web site at www.astmnewsroom.org. ASTM Committee D18 Next Meeting: Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2012, January Committee Week, Atlanta, Ga. Technical Contact: Garland Likins, Pile Dynamics Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, Phone: 216-831-6131; garland@pile.com

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