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ASTM C15 pens standard for alternative material-molded masonry units

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

ASTM Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units will soon publish C1825, providing guidelines for block and brick made from materials not currently addressed by existing Society standards. The new standard responds to unit masonry producers’ move to look beyond concrete, clay, shale, sand-lime and calcium silicates for alternative materials.

“This standard will hopefully spur innovation in masonry unit manufacturers, with consistent and reliable performance of the new units in the field,” says University of Louisville Civil Engineering Professor William McGinley. — ASTM Customer Relations, 877/909-ASTM; [email protected]