ASTM International - ASTM E329-20

Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 January 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 10
ICS Code (Construction materials in general): 91.100.01
significance And Use:

4.1 The inspection and testing of construction activities and the materials used in construction are important elements in obtaining quality construction in general compliance with the contract... View More

scope:

1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for agencies engaged in any of the following:

(a) Inspection of specified methods and materials used in construction,

(b) Special Inspection, and

(c) Testing of materials used in construction.

1.2 Criteria are provided for assessing the competence of an agency to properly perform designated inspections, tests, or Special Inspection services. This specification establishes essential characteristics pertaining to the organization, management, personnel, facilities, quality systems, responsibilities, duties, inspection and testing methods, records, and reports of the agency. This specification may be supplemented by more specific criteria and requirements, if required.

1.2.1 This specification specifically addresses factors relevant to an agency's ability to produce precise, accurate test data or determine the conformity of construction activities and materials used in construction with regulations, codes, standards, and approved project plans and specifications containing the requirements against which the inspection or test, or both, will be performed. Specific or general requirements include:

1.2.1.1 Facilities and management of the agency,

1.2.1.2 Sufficiency and technical competency of personnel,

1.2.1.3 Suitability, calibration, and maintenance of equipment,

1.2.1.4 Quality system, audit, and review,

1.2.1.5 Responsibilities, duties, and authority of agencies,

1.2.1.6 Validity and appropriateness of sampling, testing, and inspection methods and procedures,

1.2.1.7 Management of records,

1.2.1.8 Reporting, review, and transmission of test and inspection data or findings, and

1.2.1.9 Specific requirements for identified fields (concrete, soil, etc.).

1.3 This specification can be used as a basis to assess an agency and is intended for use in accrediting agencies, public or private, engaged in inspection, testing, and Special Inspection of construction activities and materials used in construction. These services include but are not limited to reinforced concrete, precast concrete, structural steel erection, welding, bolting, soil and rock, foundations, masonry, sprayed fire-resistive materials, fire stops, exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS), and Special Cases. Building officials can use Specification E329 to assess the competency of agencies in the fields covered by Specification E329.

1.4 A certificate of accreditation, including the scope of accreditation, is required to comply with this specification.

1.5 The users of an accredited agency must review the agency's scope of accreditation to ensure the agency has been accredited for its technical competence to perform the specific inspections or tests requested by the user.

1.6 This specification is not intended to:

(a) circumvent or replace the agreement between the agency and the owner that should clearly define the responsibilities and authorities of the agency;

(b) address design requirements that supersede applicable codes, laws, and regulations; or

(c) address construction means, methods, techniques, or sequences.

1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

abstract:

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... View More

Document History

ASTM E329-20
January 1, 2020
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for agencies engaged in any of the following: (a) Inspection of specified methods and materials used in construction, (b) Special Inspection,...
January 1, 2018
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for agencies engaged in any of the following: (a) Inspection of specified methods and materials used in construction, (b) Special Inspection,...
June 1, 2014
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for agencies engaged in any of the following: (a) Inspection of specified methods and materials used in construction, (b) Special Inspection,...
March 1, 2014
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for agencies engaged in any of the following: (a) Inspection of specified methods and materials used in construction, (b) Special Inspection,...
December 15, 2013
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for agencies engaged in: (a) Inspection of construction activities and materials used in construction, (b) Testing of construction activities...
October 1, 2013
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for agencies engaged in: (a) Inspection of construction activities and materials used in construction, (b) Testing of construction activities...
July 1, 2013
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for agencies engaged in: (a) Inspection of construction activities and materials used in construction, (b) Testing of construction activities...
June 15, 2013
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for agencies engaged in:   a. Inspection of construction activities and materials used in construction,   b. Testing of construction...
December 15, 2011
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for inspection agency personnel or testing agencies engaged in: a. Construction inspection of construction and materials used in construction,...
August 1, 2011
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for inspection agency personnel or testing agency laboratory personnel engaged in: a. Construction Inspection of construction and materials...
June 15, 2011
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for inspection agency personnel or testing agency laboratory personnel engaged in: a. Construction Inspection of construction and materials...
March 15, 2011
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Special Inspection, or Testing Materials Used in Construction
1.1 This specification defines the minimum requirements for inspection agency personnel or testing agency laboratory personnel engaged in: a. Construction Inspection of construction and materials...
December 15, 2010
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Special Inspection, or Testing Materials Used in Construction
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...
November 1, 2009
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection and/or Testing
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...
August 1, 2008
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection and/or Testing
The testing and inspection of construction materials is an important element in obtaining quality construction. A testing and inspection agency must be selected with care after a comprehensive...
November 15, 2007
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection and/or Testing
The testing and inspection of construction materials is an important element in obtaining quality construction. A testing and inspection agency must be selected with care after a comprehensive...
November 15, 2007
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection and/or Testing
The testing and inspection of construction materials is an important element in obtaining quality construction. A testing and inspection agency must be selected with care after a comprehensive...
January 15, 2007
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection and/or Testing
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...
August 1, 2006
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection and/or Testing
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...
July 15, 2006
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection and/or Testing
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...
September 15, 2005
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection and/or Testing
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...
September 15, 2005
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection and/or Testing
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...
July 15, 2005
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Materials Used in Construction
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...
January 1, 2005
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Materials Used in Construction
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...
June 10, 2003
Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in the Testing and/or Inspection of Materials Used in Construction
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...
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