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Bill Polhemus wrote:

>>Believe it or not, we don't have a set of ASTM standards available! Go

I believe it!  I have had a standing order for four volumes of ASTM standards 
for years, however, this year the price went sky high, so I have canceled my 
standing order.  A passing thought that some of us had was for several firms 
get together to purchase the CD-ROM and use it jointly.  The price of $7,000 
made the thought pass quickly.

ASTM has been putting a "Thou Shalt Not Copy" flier in their books of 
Standards for the past year, so I expect that they will be aggressive in 
defending their copyright.

ASTM will sell individual standards running from $25.00 for a 1 - 4 page 
Standard to $60.00 for 101+ pages.  You can also get individual standards 
faxed to you, "usually within 10 minutes."  Go to for details. 
or call ASTM Customer Service at (610) 832-9585.

The University of Arizona library subscribes to complete sets of ASTM 
Standards, so I go there to look up any standard that I might not have and 
make appropriate notes (!) of the pertinent parts.  I would imagine that one 
of your local universities or public libraries also subscribe.

Hope this helps.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona