Industry Standards


The construction industry thrives on precision and reliability. Establishing and adhering to rigorous standards is crucial not only for the safety of the built environment but also for the long-term viability of structures. Consistent standards ensure every project, from skyscrapers to homes, stands the test of time.

With ASTM Compass, construction professionals can swiftly access standards online or via PDF, streamlining decision-making processes. This immediate access to crucial information ensures that every phase of construction aligns with international best practices.

Training tailored for the construction industry equips professionals with the insights and tools they need to excel. With targeted knowledge, they can anticipate challenges, optimize materials usage, and ensure every project reaches its potential.



The petroleum sector is the backbone of modern energy infrastructure. Adherence to exacting standards ensures the quality of petroleum products, efficiency in refining, and safe transportation across the global supply chain.

ASTM Compass allows petroleum experts to seamlessly retrieve essential standards online or as PDFs. This digital accessibility ensures the industry remains agile, adapting to changes swiftly and maintaining peak efficiency.

Specialized training in the petroleum industry empowers professionals to comprehend the complexities of the sector. They can navigate evolving challenges, optimize processes, and maintain consistency across operations.


Polymers & Plastics

ASTM’s plastics standards are instrumental in specifying, testing, and assessing the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of a wide variety of materials and products that are made of plastic and its polymeric derivatives. These plastic standards allow plastic manufacturers and end-users to examine and evaluate their material or product of concern to ensure quality and acceptability towards safe utilization.

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Metals play a pivotal role in modern society, from infrastructure to consumer goods. Implementing robust standards ensures metals are durable, safe, and produced with environmental considerations.

With ASTM Compass, professionals in the metals sector can rapidly source required standards online or in PDF form. This efficiency fosters innovation and ensures products consistently meet or exceed expectations.

Specific training for the metals industry offers insights into material behavior, processing methods, and sustainability. This empowers professionals to develop superior products while considering ecological impacts.

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From fashion to functional wear, textiles touch every facet of our lives. Maintaining consistent quality, durability, and safety standards ensures consumer satisfaction and trust in the products they use daily.

ASTM Compass offers textile professionals instant access to vital standards online or via PDF. With such streamlined access, the industry can stay updated on best practices, ensuring textiles meet global benchmarks.

Tailored training for the textile industry enhances understanding of material properties, manufacturing techniques, and quality assessment. Knowledgeable professionals can then innovate and improve, elevating the industry’s offerings.

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Air Quality

At ASTM International, our Air Quality standards, such as D22.03 – Ambient Atmospheres and Source Emissions, provide comprehensive methods for monitoring and managing air pollutants.

These standards are essential in determining the concentrations of gases and particulates, ensuring accurate measurements and effective control of emissions for a healthier atmosphere.

Air Quality Standards offer methodologies for analyzing chemical agents in occupational exposures and measuring indoor air quality, guiding organizations to maintain compliance with global regulations and promoting safer, healthier environments

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Sustainability Standards

ASTM International’s commitment to sustainability is embodied in standards like E2399 on Green Roof Systems, guiding eco-friendly construction practices. Our Sustainability standards support industries in implementing sustainable and environmentally conscious strategies, balancing economic progress with environmental conservation.

These standards provide frameworks for stakeholders to reduce their ecological footprint, enhancing operational efficiency while promoting long-term environmental stewardship.

Standards on sustainability and sustainable development address environmental and economic concerns in buildings and construction. These standards will play a preeminent role in all aspects of sustainability and sustainable development.

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Our Environmental standards, including the key E1527 – Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, offer a robust framework for safeguarding ecosystems. These standards facilitate comprehensive environmental assessments, aiding organizations in understanding and mitigating their environmental impacts.

These standards guide organizations through complex environmental regulations and best practices, playing a crucial role in preserving and improving our environmental legacy for future generations.

Environmental assessment and risk management standards provide the proper procedures for carrying out specific evaluation procedures for identifying and predicting the possible biophysical, social, and other relevant impacts that certain products and projects may have on the natural environment, as well as on the health and safety of the immediate users of such.

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As the cannabis industry expands globally, establishing clear and reliable standards is paramount for safety, efficacy, and consumer trust. Consistency ensures therapeutic benefits are maximized and any risks are minimized.

ASTM Compass provides immediate access to critical cannabis standards online or through PDFs. With this tool, stakeholders can ensure they are at the forefront of industry best practices and compliance.

Training tailored for the cannabis industry helps professionals navigate this emerging and evolving sector. With specialized knowledge, they can ensure product quality, safety, and legal compliance.

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