ASTM International - ASTM E329-01
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Materials Used in Construction
|Publication Date:||10 November 2001|
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for inspection agency personnel or testing agency laboratory personnel, or both, and the minimum technical requirements for equipment and procedures utilized in the testing and inspection of materials used in construction.
1.2 Criteria is provided for evaluating the capability of agency to properly perform designated tests on construction materials, and establishes essential characteristics pertaining to the organization, personnel, facilities, and quality systems of the agency. This practice may be supplemented by more specific criteria and requirements for particular projects.
1.3 This specification can be used as a basis to evaluate an agency and is intended for use in qualifying and/or accrediting agencies, public or private, engaged in the testing and inspection of construction materials. These materials include concrete, steel, soil, masonry and bituminous materials.