AASHTO Releases New Materials Book and AASHTO Provisional Standards Editions

AASHTO Journal, 13 September 2013

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has released the 33rd edition of the Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing (the “Materials Book”) and the 17th edition of the AASHTO Provisional Standards.

The new edition of the Materials Book contains 400 materials specifications, including 60 revised and seven new specifications and test methods. The AASHTO Provisional Standards, 17th edition, contains 61 provisional standards, with 15 revised and six new standards.

One of the new standards focuses on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit, and the Materials Book provides guidance in the specification of HDPE conduit used in buried applications for the protection of power and communications cables. Communication applications include Intelligent Transportation Systems, Closed Circuit TV, and fiber optic cables along highway rights of way.

“This document by the AASHTO Materials Subcommittee 4b makes it possible to standardize on material specifications and ensure compliance with other standards governing electrical and fiber optic cable systems,” said Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. Executive Director Tony Radoszewski in a statement.

Purchasing Options

The Materials Book and the AASHTO Provisional Standards are available for sale both in print or as a single-user CD-ROM; both formats include the four-volume Materials Book, 33rd edition, and the single-volume AASHTO Provisional Standards, 17th edition, which can also be purchased separately in print only.

Four purchasing options are available:

Materials Book and AASHTO Provisional Standards (Printed Book Set)
Item Code: HM-33-M
List Price: $720 * AASHTO Member Price: $600

AASHTO Provisional Standards, 2013 Edition (Printed Book)
Item Code: PS-17
List Price: $288 * AASHTO Member Price: $240

Materials Book and AASHTO Provisional Standards (CD-ROM)
Item Code: HM-33-CD
List Price: $810 * AASHTO Member Price: $675

Materials Book and AASHTO Provisional Standards (Printed Book and CD-ROM Set)
Item Code: HM-33-CDM
List Price: $1,200 * AASHTO Member Price: $1,000

Questions about the Materials Book or the AASHTO Provisional Standards should be directed to Greta Smith, PE, Program Manager for Construction and Materials (gsmith AT aashto.org), or Carolyn Toye, publications marketing and production specialist (ctoye AT aashto.org).

For more information about AASHTO publications or to order copies, contact the AASHTO Bookstore by phone at 800-231-3475, or online at bookstore.transportation.org where you can also download a free copy of the current AASHTO Publications Catalog.

Save 10 Percent When You Order Online by September 30th

AASHTO is offering a special, introductory discount of 10% off of orders placed online at the AASHTO Bookstore. To take advantage of this limited-time discount, visit the AASHTO Bookstore online at bookstore.transportation.org by Sept. 30, 2013, select the publications and formats you wish to purchase, and enter promotion code MSXM-GU4E-W82C-4E7R at checkout.* (See terms and conditions below.)

* This limited-time offer is available only for orders placed online and not by phone. This offer cannot be combined with any other AASHTO promotions or special offers or discounts. Special promotional prices do not include taxes or shipping charges. For questions about this promotion, contact Carolyn Toye, AASHTO Publications Production, at ctoye AT aashto.org.


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