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ASTM aligns with ICC to promote resilient construction practice

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

An early-May webinar series timed with the International Code Council's Building Safety Month, coupled with ICC and Alliance for National Community Resilience partnerships, highlight a longstanding ASTM International commitment to developing standards for safe and resilient construction.

“ASTM and the global construction industry have long partnered to promote progress and innovation in building homes, offices, and other facilities worldwide,” says Director of External Relations Jim Olshefsky. “Increases in severe weather events and changing climate conditions have underscored the need for resilient construction and increased use of codes and standards to protect citizens from disasters.”

The Hurricane Windborne Debris Webinar, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. (EST), will see speaker David Hattis discuss the impact of windborne debris on building performance, plus ASTM E1886 Standard Test Method for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Missile(s) and Exposed to Cyclic Pressure Differentials and E1996 Standard Specification for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Windborne Debris in Hurricanes. The Infrastructure Management Webinar, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. (EST), will feature speaker Marty Rowland examining the curtainwall fire at London's Grenfell Tower, plus discussion of ASTM E3210 Standard Practice for Infrastructure Management. 

The free webinars coincide with Building Safety Month weeks one and three themes: Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency, Sustainability, Innovation. Registration can be obtained here.

 

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