By Evan Gurley
ASTM C27, Technical Committee on Precast Concrete Products, meets every year in December to address new and existing specifications, test methods and definitions. The annual meeting for 2012 was held in Atlanta, resulting in the following updates:
ASTM C27, formed in 1972, is a committee of ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing Materials). ASTM C27 was formed to develop test methods, specifications, definitions and recommended practices, and to promote knowledge relating to precast concrete products exclusive to concrete pipe (ASTM C13 specifically addresses precast concrete pipe). The primary areas of interest for ASTM C27 include utility structures, architectural and structural products, agricultural products, water and wastewater treatment structures, and other special products.
ASTM C27 has six technical subcommittees, which have jurisdiction over roughly 25 standards (and they are rapidly growing). Currently, ASTM C27 has 156 voting members (205 total members) consisting of producers, users, consumers and general-interest members. There are 18 producer votes available, which is a rarity in the ASTM community. For additional information, visit astm.org/MEMBERSHIP/MemTypes.htm. If you are interested in getting involved with ASTM C27, please contact Evan Gurley at [email protected] or (317) 571-9500.
Evan Gurley is a technical services engineer with NPCA.