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      ABC’s of Construction: ASTM Standards

      Dr. Aaron Fisher | July 30, 2015

      ASTM Standards hold a special place in the world of construction, ensuring that products meet or exceed expectations. What follows is a list of some of the more common standards encountered across the Ernest Maier brands:

      Aggregates

      • C33 Standard Specification for Concrete Aggregates
      • C136 / C136M Standard Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates

      Concrete

      • C31 / C31M Standard Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field
      • C33 Standard Specification for Concrete Aggregates
      • C39 / C39M Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimen
      • C-150, Standard Specification for Portland Cement
      • C979/C979M Standard Specification for Pigments for Integrally Colored Concrete

      Masonry

      • C55 Standard Specification for Concrete Building Brick
      • C90 Standard Specification for Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units
      • C91 / C91M Standard Specification for Masonry Cement
      • C129-17 Standard Specification for Nonloadbearing Concrete Masonry Units
      • C144 Standard Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar
      • C140/C140M Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units
      • C270 Standard Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
      • C387/C387M-17 Standard Specification for Packaged, Dry, Combined Materials for Concrete and High Strength Mortar
      • C476 Standard Specification for Grout for Masonry
      • C1384 Standard Specification for Admixtures for Masonry Mortars

      Outdoor Living

      • C936/C936M-21a Standard Specification for Solid Concrete Interlocking Paving Units
      • D6684 Standard Specification for Materials and Manufacture of Articulating Concrete Block (ACB) Systems

      Steel

      • A82: Specification for Plain Steel Wire for Concrete Reinforcement
      • A496: Specification for Deformed Steel Wire for Concrete Reinforcement
      • A497: Specification for Welded Deformed Steel Wire Fabric for Concrete Reinforcement
      • A615/A615M: Deformed and plain carbon-steel bars for concrete reinforcement
      • A706/A706M: Low-alloy steel deformed and plain bars for concrete reinforcement

      For more information on standards please visit: www.astm.org

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