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Responding to an increasing level of interest from engineers, regulators and communities, ASTM International Committee C27 on Precast Concrete Products has formed Subcommittee C27.70 on Precast Concrete Products for Stormwater Management.

“New environmental regulations, as well as vastly improved methods of meeting these, have created many new products and practices for stormwater management and treatment,” said subcommittee chair Michael R. Miller in a news release. “The growth of this industry has created a need for some means of standardization and ASTM is the most recognizable group to offer this leadership.”

Subcommittee C27.70 covers precast concrete products that can be used for stormwater management applications. To start, C27.70 is working on two proposed standards, for measuring treatment efficiency and for measuring hydraulic capacity of hydrodynamic separators. The subcommittee has also formed a task group on terminology.

For membership or meeting information, contact Joe Hugo, technical committee operations, ASTM International, at (610) 832-9740.

Also, ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates has honored Bruce J. Christensen, operations and development head at BASF Construction Chemicals Asia Pacific Business Unit, Shanghai, China, with the Sanford E. Thompson Award. The committee honored Christensen, an ASTM International member, for his outstanding research paper in the area of concrete and concrete aggregates.

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