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The latest news, technical committee updates, events, and announcements for November 2022.


ASTM and NEU Sign MoU

ASTM and NEU Sign Memorandum of Understanding

ASTM International and NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at reducing and eliminating the carbon footprint of concrete in the built environment.

The MoU, signed by Lawrence Sutter, NEU board president, and Katharine Morgan, ASTM International president, will allow both organizations to effectively and efficiently collaborate and reduce redundant efforts on issues related to carbon-neutral concrete. Learn more.

New Committee to Address Digital Issues in the Supply Chain

A new technical committee on digital information in the supply chain will develop recommended frameworks, standards, best practices, and guides related to the sharing and use of digital information across the supply chain. Click here for more information.

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Committee on Amusement Rides and Devices Releases New Video

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite amusement rides safe? Watch this new video to learn more about ASTM International amusement rides and devices committee and standards for everything from roller coasters to water parks. To play, click on image above, or visit

ASTM International Hosts Open House in Singapore

ASTM's global advanced manufacturing programs division held an open house at ASTM’s Singapore office, for key members, partners, and stakeholders in the region.

Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, the Singapore office and the global advanced manufacturing teams play a key strategic role by focusing on emerging areas such as additive manufacturing, robotics and automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics, and cybersecurity. Learn more.


November Committee Week
Oct 30 - Nov 4, New Orleans, LA

December Committee Week
December 4-9, New Orleans, LA

D02 December Committee Week
December 4-9, Orlando, FL

For updated meeting information, visit


ICAM: International Conference on Additive Manufacturing
Oct 31 - Nov 04, Orlando, FL

Workshop on Analysis of Inhomogeneous Ferritic Steels within the Ductile-to-Brittle Transition Regime
Nov 2, New Orleans, LA

2022 Workshop on Transparent Enclosures and Materials
Nov 2, New Orleans, LA

1st ASTM Bearing and Transmission Steels Technology Symposium
Nov 2-4, New Orleans, LA

13th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture (ICMFF13)
Nov 2-4, New Orleans, LA

17th Hydrogen Embrittlement Workshop
Nov 3, New Orleans, LA


Environmental Site Assessment Phase I
Nov 8-10, VIRTUAL

Biodegradability: Definition, Testing, Specification, and Certification
Nov 3-4, New Orleans, LA

CASTI-ASTM Standards: Steel Plates, Pipes, Shapes, Forgings and Castings
Nov 3-4, VIRTUAL
Crude Oil Sampling, Testing, Evaluation
Nov 7-9, San Antonio, TX

Aviation Fuels: Specifications and Test Methods
Nov 8-10, VIRTUAL

Building Energy Performance and Improvement Evaluation
Nov 8-11, VIRTUAL

Statistics In ASTM Standard Test Method Development, Application, and Quality Assurance
Nov 14-18, VIRTUAL

Environmental Site Assessment Processes Phase I-Phase II
Nov 15-18, VIRTUAL

Wellstream Field Processing, Phase Separation, Desalting and Dehydration
Nov 28-30, VIRTUAL

Diesel Fuels Specifications and Test Methods
Nov 28 - Dec 2, VIRTUAL

Gasoline: Specifications, Testing, and Technology
Nov 29 - Dec 1, Orlando, FL

Environmental Site Assessment Processes Phase I-Phase II
Nov 29 - Dec 2, VIRTUAL


Standards Forum and Wohlers Report LIVE
Nov 14, Formnext 2022, Frankfurt, Germany

MJBiz Con
Nov 14-16, Las Vegas, NV
Visit us at Booth 508!


Aircraft Systems

A newly proposed standard will cover the design of hybrid-electric powerplants and engines [More].


The committee has approved four new standards [More].

The first standard will provide a method to establish cannabinoid content in cannabis and hemp samples.

A second will aid laboratories in analyzing cannabis and hemp samples to establish pesticide concentration levels – or lack thereof – to ensure products meet regulatory requirements within appropriate jurisdictions.

The third standard will provide a method to test for terpenes and cannabinoids in cannabis using gas chromatography.

The fourth will aid manufacturers, regulatory bodies, and other cannabis industry stakeholders by providing a new test method for metals in cannabis.

Additionally, a new standard on medicinal-use cannabis inflorescence has been developed [More].

Soil and Rock

The committee is developing a proposed standard that will provide guidance on analyzing soil for nutrients using hyperspectral sensors [More].


The Award of Merit was presented to Bruce Darling for his contributions to the roofing and waterproofing committee [More].

Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya has received ASTM International’s 2022 Professor of the Year award [More].

Composite materials committee (D30) presented the 2022 Wayne W. Stinchcomb Memorial Lecture and Award to Adam Sawicki [More].

Anthony Wayne Thornton, former member of the ASTM International board of directors, was awarded the William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award [More].


Standards Expert Program Returns

Standards Experts

ASTM's Standards Expert Program (SEP) — postponed for the past two years — returned in October with standards experts Myra Magabilin (Bureau of Philippine Standards) and Fabian Scott (Barbados National Standards Institution) meeting with, among others, staff from American National Standards Institute, International Code Council, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

In photo, from left to right are: Emmanuel Escoto, manager, ASTM Global Cooperation; Elvin Chia, ASTM ASEAN Representative; Teresa J. Cendrowska, VP, ASTM Global Cooperation; standards expert Myra Magabilin, Bureau of Philippine Standards; and standards expert Fabian Scott, Barbados National Standards Institution.


Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance: 2nd Volume

Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives: 7th Volume

Evaluation of Existing and New Sensor Technologies for Fatigue, Fracture, and Mechanical Testing

Regulatory Barriers to Autonomy in Aviation


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