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Section 4 - Construction

This sections contains 2364 standards.

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[Vol. 04.01] - Cement; Lime; Gypsum

Published annually in September This volume contains 139 standards Volume 04.01 features specifications, tests, and practices that establish the property requirements and measurement procedures for hydraulic cements, including portland, natural, pozzolanic, masonry, slag, gypsum board, and exterior insulation and finishing systems (EIFS). Some define the appropriate qualities of lime and limestone and how to analyze them, while others present detailed requirements for gypsum, application procedures, and related accessories.

[Vol. 04.02] - Concrete and Aggregates

Published annually in October This volume contains 186 standards This volume focuses on concrete, aggregates, curing materials, grout, and expansion joint fillers. It also includes the ASTM Manual of Aggregate and Concrete Testing.

[Vol. 04.03] - Road and Paving Materials; Vehicle-Pavement Systems

Published annually in June. This volume contains 289 standards. Specifications, tests, and practices detail the properties of various road and paving materials and explain how to measure their characteristicsThese standards cover aggregates, bituminous mixtures, bridges, bridge decks, and structures. They also cover highway traffic materials, such as retroreflective sheeting and pavement markers. This volume also covers vehicle-pavement systems, including field methods for measurement of tire pavement friction, measurement and control of roughness in construction and rehabilitation of pavements, surface characteristics related to tire pavement slip resistance, tire and slider characteristics, traffic monitoring, and vehicle roadside communication.

[Vol. 04.04] - Roofing and Waterproofing

Published annually in June. This volume contains 175 standards. These standards establish property requirements for roofing and waterproofing materials such as: asphalt roof coatings, single-ply membranes, underlayments, roll, and sheeting. Others detail EPDM roofing seams and analysis of roofing membrane materials. Accompanying the specifications are tests and practices, which fix standard procedures for measuring the properties of roofing and waterproofing materials. Also included are several specifications and tests for bitumenized fiber pipe.

[Vol. 04.05] - Chemical-Resistant Nonmetallic Materials; Vitrified Clay Pipe; Concrete Pipe; Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products; Mortars and Grouts; Masonry; Precast Concrete

Published annually in June. This volume contains 292 standards. Under the heading of chemical-resistant nonmetallic materials, this volume details specifications, tests, and practices that establish procedures for measuring the properties of mortars, grouts, and monolithic surfacing. Standards on mortar and grout for masonry construction, as well as test methods for masonry as a construction material are examined. Others, relating to manufactured masonry units, fix the property requirements for clay, shale, and concrete units in various applications. This volume also features specifications for concrete pipe, joints, manholes, vitrified clay pipe, clay drain tile, fiber-cement products, and precast concrete products.

[Vol. 04.06] - Thermal Insulation; Building and Environmental Acoustics

This volume published annually in November This edition contains 207 standards. Under the heading of thermal insulation, Volume 04.06 features specifications that establish property requirements for various types of insulation, including blanket, block, board, loose fill, cement, and pipe. Also included are tests, practices, and guides that call out procedures for the measurement of insulation properties as well as installation.

[Vol. 04.07] - Building Seals and Sealants; Fire Standards; Dimension Stone

Ships annually in November. This volume contains 201 standards. Specifications, tests, and practices detail the property requirements for caulking and glazing compounds; structural, emulsion, hot-applied, and solvent-release sealants; lock-strip gaskets; aerosol foam sealants; pipe gaskets; waterproofing membranes; sealing tapes; and other building sealants. Also featured are standards on how to measure sealant properties, such as adhesion, low-temperature flexibility and aging effects. This volume also features standards that explain how to assess the fire performance and response of materials and how they respond to heat or flame under controlled conditions, as well as standards for fire risk assessment. Others cover dimension stone and stone cladding, including stone anchors and anchorage systems.

[Vol. 04.08] - Soil and Rock (I): D 420 - D 5876

Published annually in March. This volume contains 190 standards. Volume 04.08 covers tests and practices that establish standard procedures for soil testing, including compaction, sampling, field investigation, soil texture, plasticity, density characteristics, moisture content, and hydrological and structural properties. Others focus on construction control, and ground water investigations, or detail test methods that explain how to measure the properties of soil-cement and tests for peats, mosses, and humus.

[Vol. 04.09] - Soil and Rock (II): D 5877 - latest

Published annually in April. This volume contains 165 standards Volumes 04.08 and 04.09 feature geotechnical and geoenvironmental standards that cover soil testing. Topics include compaction, sampling, field investigation, cyclic and dynamic properties, soil texture, plasticity, density characteristics, hydrological properties, hydraulic barriers, and rock for erosion control. Other standards focus on ground water and vadose zone investigations, and how to measure the properties of soil-cement. In addition, Volume 04.09 includes standards on surface and subsurface characterization, erosion and sediment control technology, frozen soils and rock, geotechnics of waste management, and information retrieval and data automation.

[Vol. 04.10] - Wood

Published annually in July. This volume contains 90 standards. Test methods feature how to perform chemical analysis of wood and how to evaluate mechanical and physical properties. Others detail structural grading and a few specifications for wood and timbers such as wood paving blocks and modified wood. Under the heading of wood preservatives, this volume covers specifications that fix the property requirements for various preservatives and tests that define procedures for chemically analyzing preservatives and evaluating physical properties.

[Vol. 04.11] - Building Constructions (I): E 72 - E 1670

Published annually in November. This volume contains 160 standards. Volumes 04.11 and 04.12 contain 270 tests and practices that set down standard procedures for measuring the performance of buildings, including: air leakage and ventilation performance; building economics; building preservation; durability performance of building constructions; structural performance; exterior insulation and finish systems; lead hazards associated with buildings; and performance of roof systems, windows, and doors.

[Vol. 04.12] - Building Constructions (II): E 1671 - latest; Property Management Systems; Technology and Underground Utilities

Published annually in November. This volume contains 159 standards. Volumes 04.11 and 04.12 contain 270 tests and practices that set down standard procedures for measuring the performance of buildings, including: air leakage and ventilation performance; building economics; building preservation; durability performance of building constructions; structural performance; exterior insulation and finish systems; lead hazards associated with buildings; and performance of roof systems, windows, and doors. Volume 04.12 also includes standards that address property management systems. It includes the latest standard practice for establishing the guiding principles of property management, which provides property managers with the means to examine the quality, quantity, and substance of a current or proposed system, as well as the context to determine how each element contributes to an efficient and cost-effective operation. Other standards cover the assessment of loss, damage, and destruction of property, assets, or material; physical inventory of durable, moveable property; administrative control of property, and traditional property management definitions and terms. New to Volume 04.12 are all standards under the jurisdiction of NEW Committee F36 on Technology and Underground Utilities. These standards cover rehabilitation of sewers using chemical grouting techniques; seismic fragility of water conveyance systems; deployment of optical fiber systems in natural gas pipelines; and water line rehabilitation.

[Vol. 04.13] - Geosynthetics

Published annually in May. This volume contains 156 standards. Volume 04.13 focuses on the mechanical, endurance, permeability, and filtration properties of geosynthetics. This includes standards for geosynthetic Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRM's), designed to provide erosion protection for the design life of a project. Applications such as roadway stabilization and repair, erosion control, and soil drainage and reinforcement, as well as hydraulic barriers composed primarily of man-made polymer sheets or spray applied systems are included. Also featured are standards on geosynthetic clay liners.