What You Missed at ACA Winter

The American Correctional Association (ACA) held its annual winter conference in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Jan. 25-30. Hundreds of exhibitors and attendees gathered to see the latest products, projects and people in the industry.

ASTM F33 Committee on Detention and Correctional Facilities Update

Before the update, the following provides background information for those who have may not be familiar with the committee’s history and ongoing work. The foregoing is taken from the Foreword to the ASTM compilation titled “ASTM Standards on Detention and Correctional Facilities, Second Edition 2006.”

Thermomass Successfully Completes ASTM Fire Test

Thermomass, a manufacturer of building insulation systems for the concrete industry, announced the successful completion of the ASTM E-119 fire test, which was conducted on a sandwich wall panel consisting of a 2-inch exterior wythe of concrete, 2-inch insulation core, and a 5-inch interior wythe of concrete.