ASTM Update – November 2017

Article by Jeri Massengill, CEO

I am glad to report that attendance was up at the recent ASTM E50.02 Subcommittee meetings held in October.  Why did we have a great turnout?

  • Outreach by our hard working ASTM Task Group Chairs and Officers to recruit new members and encourage current members to become more active.
  • Discussions have begun regarding possible revisions to the extensively used E1527 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard.
  • The E50 Social – A fun get-together with ASTM colleagues to relax and exchange ideas over drinks and appetizers.
  • The New Orleans Experience – Great food, music and people watching make for a great diversion after a long day in ASTM meetings!

Did you know?
These ASTM standards and standard guides fall under the
E50.02 Subcommittee on Real Estate Assessment and Management

D5746-16 Standard Classification of Environmental Condition of Property Area Types for Defense Base Closure and Realignment Facilities

D6008-14 Standard Practice for Conducting Environmental Baseline Surveys

E1527-13 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process

E1528-14 Standard Practice for Limited Environmental Due Diligence: Transaction Screen Process

E1903-11 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process

E2018-15 Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments: Baseline Property Condition Assessment Process

E2091-11 Standard Guide for Use of Activity and Use Limitations, Including Institutional and Engineering Controls

E2247-16 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process for Forestland or Rural Property

E2600-15 Standard Guide for Vapor Encroachment Screening on Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions

E2790-11 Standard Guide for Identifying and Complying With Continuing Obligations

E2797-15 Standard Practice for Building Energy Performance Assessment for a Building Involved in a Real Estate Transaction

E2993-16 Standard Guide for Evaluating Potential Hazard as a Result of Methane in the Vadose Zone

E3026-15 Standard Guide for Readily Observable Moisture Affected Materials and Conditions Conducive to Elevated Moisture in Commercial Buildings: Visual Moisture Assessment Process

Proposed new standard: Accessibility Facility Assessments for Private Non-transient Housing

I look forward to another well attended ASTM Committee Week next April in San Diego.  Click here for ASTM membership information and let me know if you have any questions about getting involved.

Jeri Massengill – ASTM E50.02 Subcommittee Chair / 952-457-5751 office