Length Matters

Bold engineers, astute vendors and ideal girder delivery routes to target bridge sites have the Washington State Department of Transportation perpetually maximizing the structural value of 10,000 psi concrete, prestressed with 0.6-in. diameter steel strand. For more than a decade, the agency has approached Interstate 5 corridor bridge designs—especially structures spanning urban rail lines and/or key arteries—intent on reducing pier…

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Mutual Materials hosts ASTM board contingent

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

Within an October 18-21 schedule of board activities in Seattle, ASTM directors will visit Mutual Materials, a major concrete masonry source in the Pacific Northwest, plus 24 other standards stakeholders. “Seattle is home to many industries that use high-quality technical standards to grow and thrive,” says ASTM International President Jim Thomas. “Our board plans to highlight that in our meeting and when we visit local businesses and organizations.”

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