The publications division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released the third of three 2018 updates to its Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing, commonly referred to as the “Materials Standards.”
The August update includes 10 new and 21 revised standards, with revisions to the Geotechnical section as well as the one on Bituminous Materials and Mixtures.
Two previous 2018 updates to the Materials Standards were released in April and June.
The April update included seven new and 29 revised standards, along with updated sections on Hydraulic Cement and Lime, Fresh Concrete, Hardened Concrete, Pavement Measurement, Bridge and Pavement Preservation, and Quality Assurance and Environmental.
The June update included one new and 13 revised standards, along with an updated section on General Manufactured Materials, which including information on: Concrete Drainage Structures; Flexible and Metallic Pipe; Markings and Coatings; Safety Devices; Joints, Bearings, and Geosynthetics; and Metals.
Current subscribers to the web-based Materials Standards will automatically gain access to the new and updated information. Customers who wish to purchase a subscription may visit the AASHTO Store online at https://store.transportation.org and search by Item Code HM-WB.
Customers may purchase either a single-user license or choose among several multiple-user license options – which offer deep price discounts – ranging from a 25 percent discount for a two-user license, a 33 percent discount for a three-user license, and a nearly 40 percent discount for a twenty-five-user license.