Workshop on Cement and Concrete for the Americas
Dec 09-13, 2002 ( Miami Beach, FL )
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and ASTM International collaborated with other stakeholders, including the International Code Council (ICC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) International, the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NMRCA), and the Portland Cement Association (PCA) to hold a workshop on standards and codes in the cement and concrete sector for the Americas.
The workshop was held December 9 - 13, 2002 in Miami Beach, Florida, in conjunction with ASTM Committee Meetings and brought together government and private sector representatives from six countries in the Americas including, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. Participants had the opportunity to learn more about the U.S. system of codes and standards, observe the ASTM consensus development process, share information on their countries' respective codes and standards process, discuss their construction industries and priorities, and identify areas where future collaboration would be beneficial.
- Provide a forum to exchange information about the standards and code development process used to develop current concrete design and construction standards and codes in the Americas.
- Initiate efforts to determine if there is an interest in creating and maintaining a unified approach for a single concrete design and construction code and related standards for the Americas.
- Create a forum for networking among cement, concrete, and construction representatives.
|Universidad Tecnologica Nacional|
|Argentina||Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad|
|Argentina||Camara Argentina de la Construcción|
|Argentina||Municipalidad de Ushuaia|
|Brazil||Associação Brasileira de Cimento Pórtland|
|Brazil||Instituto Brasileiro do Concreto- (IBRACON)|
|Brazil||Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT)|
|Brazil||Associação Baiana de Empresas de Obras Rodoviárias (ABEOR)|
|Chile||Instituto del Cemento y el Hormigón de Chile (ICH)|
|Chile||Construcción en la Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana|
|Chile||Ministry of Housing and Urban Development|
|Chile||Catholic University of Chile|
|Colombia||Colombian Ready Mixed Concrete Producers Association (ASOCRETO)|
|Ecuador||Ministerio de Orras Publicas y Comunicaciones (DECOTEC Cia.Ltda.)|
|Ecuador||Universidad Catolica de Guayaquil|
|Ecuador||Camera De la Construcción|
|Mexico||Instituto Mexicano del Cemento y del Concreto, A. C.|
|Mexico||Cámara Nacional del Cemento (CANCACEM)|
|Mexico||Comision Nacional de Fomento a la Vivienda|