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ASTM Test Method aids concrete surface texture quantification.
Press Release Summary:
Nov 13, 2015 - Proposed ASTM International standard WK49335, Test Method for Concrete Micro Surface Texture, aims to minimize confusion in quantifying texture value (smoothness/roughness) at surface of concrete. Used to measure concrete surfaces withÂ contact stylus instrument (profilometer), this standard will describe how to use profilometer and reliable data indexes for fast and precise surface inspection onÂ diverse cement-based building materials.
Original Press Release
Proposed ASTM Test Method Will Measure Surface Smoothness/Roughness of Concrete
Press release date: Oct 30, 2015
The standard (WK49335, Test Method for Concrete Micro Surface Texture) will be used to measure concrete surfaces with a contact stylus instrument (profilometer). It will describe how to use the profilometer and reliable data indexes, allowing for fast and precise surface inspection on a wide range of cementbased building materials, such as concrete flooring.
The technology described in the proposed standard will be used to provide an accurate assessment in surface irregularities and serviceability of concrete. The test described will be particularly relevant to people in the decorative concrete industry, which is currently not guided by a standard that addresses concrete finishes.
ASTM Subcommittee E06.21 on Serviceability is developing the new standard and encourages all interested parties to join them. ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN.
For more news in this sector, visit www.astm.org/snconstruction.
ASTM Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings Next Meeting: April 1013, 2016, April Committee Week, San Antonio, Texas
Media Inquiries: Nathan Osburn, tel +1.610.832.9603; firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Contact: Andrew Bowman, Adaptive Concrete Innovations LLC, tel +1.419.408.5906; email@example.com
ASTM Staff Contact: Stephen Mawn, tel +1.610.832.9726; firstname.lastname@example.org
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