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ASTM E329-2018 pdf free download

ASTM E329-2018 pdf free download.Standard Specification for Agencies Engaged in Construction Inspection, Testing, or Special Inspection
1. 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 es- sential 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 rel- evant 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 con- taining the requirements against which the inspection or test, or both, will be performed. Specific or general requirements include: Facilities and management of the agency, Sufficiency and technical competency of personnel, Suitability, calibration, and maintenance of equipment, Quality system, audit, and review, Responsibilities, duties, and authority of agencies, Validity and appropriateness of sampling, testing, and inspection methods and procedures, Management of records, Reporting, review, and transmission of test and inspection data or findings, and 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 Inspec- tion of construction activities and materials used in construc- tion. 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 responsi- bilities 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 accor- dance with internationally recognized principles on standard- ization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recom- mendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
3. Terminology
3.1 Definitions ofTerms Specific to This Standard: 3.1.1 accreditation, n—the third-party attestation of an agency’s competence to perform inspection, or testing services, or both. accreditation body, n—the body that administers the accreditation program and issues the certificate of accredita- tion. accreditation scope, n—the formal statement issued by the accreditation body to the agency that describes the specific inspections, tests, or both, for which the agency has demonstrated a competency in performing and is accredited. Discussion—Acertificate ofaccreditation shall iden- tify the agency and its location along with the accreditation body, the accreditation standard, the general field(s) of inspec- tion or testing, effective dates, conditions and authorized signatures, seals, or combinations thereof, of the accreditation body. The certificate must be accompanied by an accreditation scope to fully describe the technical competence of the agency. 3.1.2 agency, n—the organization, or part thereof, autho- rized by the client or client’s duly authorized representative to inspect, test, or both, construction activities and materials used in construction as required by the approved project plans and specifications.

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