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Schneider, Richard C.; Cain, David A. – Facilities Manager, 2009
The ASTM E1557/UNIFORMAT II standard is a three-level, function-oriented classification which links the schematic phase Preliminary Project Descriptions (PPD), based on Construction Standard Institute (CSI) Practice FF/180, to elemental cost estimates based on R.S. Means Cost Data. With the UNIFORMAT II Standard Classification for Building…
Descriptors: Construction Industry, School Construction, Classification, Life Cycle Costing
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Hoffman, Adam R.; Britton, Stephanie L.; Cadwell, Katie D.; Walz, Kenneth A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Students explore the fundamental chemical concepts of vapor pressure and flash point in a real-world technical context, while gaining insight into the contemporary societal issue of biofuels. Lab activities were developed using a closed-cup instrument to measure the flash point of various biodiesel samples. Pre- and post-tests revealed that the…
Descriptors: Fuels, Chemistry, College Science, Scientific Concepts
Exceptional Parent, 2008
The International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) is a non-profit membership association of playground equipment and surfacing companies. IPEMA's primary mission is to provide playground equipment and surfacing with independently tested safety certification to meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards…
Descriptors: Play, Safety, Testing, Playgrounds
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Maroto, J. A.; Quesada-Perez, M.; Ortiz-Hernandez, A. J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
A new laboratory procedure for the evaluation of the mean molecular weight (mean relative molecular mass) of petroleum oils with high accuracy is described. The density and dynamic viscosity of three commercial petroleum oils are measured at different temperatures. These experimental data are used to calculate the kinematic viscosity as a function…
Descriptors: Fuels, Laboratory Procedures, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts
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Warnke, Molly M.; Erickson, Angela E.; Smith, Eugene T. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2005
A forensic project is described that is suitable for an undergraduate instrumental methods lab. Accelerants commonly used by arsonists are analyzed by static headspace enrichment followed by gas chromatography. The conditions used for headspace enrichment (e.g., time and temperature) are known to influence the distribution of hydrocarbons…
Descriptors: College Science, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Science Education
American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA. – 1971
Standards for water and atmospheric analysis are compiled in this segment, Part 23, of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) annual book of standards. It contains all current formally approved ASTM standard and tentative test methods, definitions, recommended practices, proposed methods, classifications, and specifications. One…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Measurement Instruments, Measurement Techniques, Physical Sciences
Heilprin, Laurence B. – 1970
The Committee to Investigate Copyright Problems (CICP), a non-profit organization dedicated to resolving the conflict known as the "copyright photocopying problem" was joined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), a large national publisher of technical and scientific standards, in a plan to simulate a long-proposed…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Education, Experimental Programs, Information Dissemination
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Chemical and Engineering News, 1973
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has validated six basic methods for measuring pollutants in ambient air as the first part of its Project Threshold. Aim of the project is to establish nationwide consistency in measuring pollutants; determining precision, accuracy and reproducibility of 35 standard measuring methods. (BL)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Environment, Measurement Techniques, Methods
Sundersingh, David; Bearg, David W. – 2003
This article highlights indoor air quality and exposure to pollutants at school. Typical air pollutants within schools include environmental tobacco smoke, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, allergens, pathogens, radon, pesticides, lead, and dust. Inadequate ventilation, inefficient…
Descriptors: Air Flow, Air Pollution, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gross, Rosalind L.; White, Harry E. – 1978
This publication describes a selected group of child-resistant closures used in packaging five categories of medicine and household products. The material in the document was collected to train survey personnel to identify closures for a planned household study of the effectiveness of child-resistant packaging. The 39 closures described are of…
Descriptors: Children, Consumer Science, Merchandise Information, Safety
Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Agricultural Education. – 1989
Water is one of the natural resources vital to any agricultural system. This material was developed in support of the Iowa Agricultural Science, Technology and Marketing (ASTM) program, focusing on groundwater educational concepts related to the 1987 Iowa Groundwater Protection Act. This material was designed to assist teachers in providing…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Conservation (Environment), Farm Management, Instructional Materials
Portland Cement Association, Cleveland, OH. – 1969
This laboratory manual, prepared for a 2-year program in junior colleges and technical institutes, is designed to accompany the instructional materials to train persons for employment as technicians in the cement and concrete industries. Included are 16 laboratory assignments for each of the following: (1) Principles of Concrete, (2) Concrete in…
Descriptors: Cement Industry, Educational Programs, Instructional Materials, Instructional Programs
ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD. – 1996
Outdoor playgrounds can be exciting places where children explore their environment and develop motor and social skills; however, they can also pose serious safety hazards. With the exception of California, no mandatory state or federal standards currently exist regarding manufacture or installation of playground equipment or surfaces. The…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Check Lists, Child Safety, Facility Guidelines
Frost, Joe L.; Sweeney, Theodora B. – 1995
This study examined 187 playground injuries and 13 fatalities that resulted in lawsuits between 1981 and 1995, taken from the files of two expert witnesses on playground safety who testified in the cases. The data are presented by geographic location, nature of injuries, cause of injuries/fatalities, playground equipment implicated, location of…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Case Studies, Children, Court Litigation
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Batik, Albert; Hale, Eleanor – Journal of Chemical Documentation, 1972
Among the data described are infrared indexes, mass spectral data, chromatographic data, X-ray emmission data, odor and taste threshold data, and thermodynamics data. This paper provides the chemical documentarian a complete reference source to a wide variety of analytical data. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, Databases, Information Sources
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