ASTM international and the global construction industry have enjoyed a long and enduring partnership marked by progress and innovation in the building of homes, plants, roads, airports, and other facilities worldwide.
Construction standards not only define the quality, performance, and safety of construction materials but also form the foundation of trust in infrastructural development.
Globally engineers, architects, and construction specialists rely on ASTM construction standards to guarantee the integrity and safety of their projects, ensuring that every structure built adheres to the highest levels of quality and durability.
ASTM’s cement and concrete standards form the cornerstone of the construction industry. As the foundation of numerous structures, from buildings to bridges, the adherence to these cement and concrete standards is integral to the lasting integrity of global infrastructure.
With up-to-date standards available anytime and anywhere with an internet connection, you can save valuable time and resources. With the ability to download and print PDF standards, you can work even when offline.
In addition to ASTM construction standards, we can also provide access to related standards from leading organizations such as AASHTO, AWWA, IES, and European Standards.
ASTM’s composite standards are instrumental in the evaluation and determination of the physical, shear, tensile, flexural, and compressive properties of various forms of composite materials used in structural applications.
These composite standards are also helpful in guiding manufacturers and users of such materials in their proper fabrication and testing for the assurance of their quality.
Composite standards are also available for numerous composites used in commercial and residential construction.
ASTM’s building standards are instrumental in specifying, evaluating, and testing the dimensional, mechanical, rheological, and other performance requirements of the materials used in the manufacture of main and auxiliary building parts and components.
These materials include construction sealants, structural members, insulation systems, and other facilities used in conjunction with the erection of the foundation, walls, roofs, ceilings, doors, and windows of both commercial and domestic building structures.
These standards provide a comprehensive set of guidelines for the proper fabrication, installation, and safety precautions necessary for various building components.
Ensuring that all elements, from foundational elements to the roof, adhere to these standards is paramount to the creation of safe, durable, and sustainable structures worldwide.
With a wide scope that covers everything from soil and rock mass to groundwater and geotextiles, ASTM’s geotechnical standards play a pivotal role in ensuring the stability and safety of structures.
Through rigorous testing and analysis, engineers can predict and mitigate potential hazards, ensuring the long-term safety and integrity of their constructions.
These geotechnical engineering standards allow engineering firms and construction companies to examine the elastic characteristics, flow, and erosion behavior of the said earth materials to ensure safety and prevent unforeseen hazards related to the erection of civil structures.
Such earth materials include soil, dimension stones, slate, soil-cement mixtures, ground water, bituminous geomembranes, slurry, rock mass, aquifers, and geotextiles.
Roads and pavements, the arteries of our cities and towns, require the highest standards of construction and durability.
ASTM’s road and paving standards provide the specifications and test methods pertinent to the material, physical, mechanical, performance, and application requirements of road surfaces and pavements.
Road and paving standards deliver a robust framework for the evaluation, construction, and maintenance of these critical infrastructures. These standards ensure the longevity, safety, and performance of roads globally.
The types of paving covered by these standards are typically made of asphalt, concrete, and bituminous materials. These road and paving standards allow geotechnical engineering firms and construction companies to examine and evaluate paving materials to ensure strength and durability towards safe application and use.
The digitalization of ASTM construction standards means that professionals can access the data they require at their fingertips, ensuring timely decision-making and consistent application of the best practices in construction.
The benefits of such digital access are numerous; it translates to enhanced efficiency, reduced errors, and, most importantly, the consistent creation of safe, reliable structures.
Recognizing the value of comprehensive access, ASTM Compass has expanded its repository to include standards from leading organizations such as and Harmonized European Standards AASHTO, AWWA, and IES.
Having these standards consolidated on ASTM Compass provides professionals with an unparalleled, integrated technical engineering library.