ASTM

In by Mark Goodman

ASTM International (ASTM), originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.”

Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Defined and set by us, they improve the lives of millions every day. Combined with our innovative business services, they enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use.

The ASTM E2018-15 standard also known as a Property Condition Assessment is the only universally recognized standard. The standard is a widely recognized standard for commercial buildings and multi-family buildings with more than four dwellings; it defines good commercial and customary practice for conducting a baseline Property Condition Assessment (PCA). This standard was explicitly written for commercial real estate and intended mainly for commercial real estate transactions.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
ASTM (abbreviation)
American Society for Testing Materials
ASTM_International (Wikipedia)
ASTM International
Logo of ASTM International, Oct 2015.png
MottoHelping Our World Work Better
Formation1898
HeadquartersWest Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Location
Coordinates40°04′09″N 75°18′32″W / 40.069208°N 75.308863°W / 40.069208; -75.308863
President
Katharine Morgan
Volunteers
30,000
Websitewww.astm.org
ASTM HQ in West Conshohocken, PA, as seen from a nearby bridge

ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. Some 12,575 ASTM voluntary consensus standards operate globally. The organization's headquarters is in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, about 5 mi (8.0 km) northwest of Philadelphia.

Founded in 1898 as the American Section of the International Association for Testing Materials, ASTM International predates other standards organizations such as the BSI (1901), IEC (1906), DIN (1917), ANSI (1918), AFNOR (1926), and ISO (1947).

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