Several important ASTM standards affecting concrete producers have been updated. This list summarizes some committee announcements recently released.

C1131 – Standard Practice for Least Cost (Life Cycle) Analysis of Concrete Culvert, Storm Sewer, and Sanitary Sewer Systems has been reapproved, available as C1131-95 (2007).

C563 – Standard Test Method for Approximation of Optimum SO3 in Hydraulic Cement Using Compressive Strength has been revised (with title change) to C563-07.

C1646/C1646M – Standard Practice for Making and Curing Test Specimens for Evaluating Frost Resistance of Coarse Aggregate in Air-Entrained Concrete by Rapid Freezing and Thawing is a new standard now available as C1646/C1646M-07.

C478 – Standard Specification for Precast Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections has been revised to C478-07.

C125 – Standard Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates has been revised to C125-07.

C128 – Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate has been revised to C128-07.

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New ASTM Work Items

Producer involvement in the ASTM standard development and review process is vital. To learn how to become a committee member and participate in one of these work items, telephone ASTM at 610-832-9585. The staff will direct your request to the appropriate committee chairman.

WK15469 – Standard Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete is a work item revision to existing standard C1116/C116M-06.

WK15489 – Standard Test Method for Water Retention by Concrete Curing Materials is a work item revision to existing standard C156-05.

WK14658 – Standard Specification for Concrete Aggregates is a work item revision to existing standard C33-03.