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for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel. ASNT promotes the discipline of NDT as a profession and facilitates NDT research and technology applications. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken PA, 19428-2959 (610) 832-9585 (610) 832-9555 (fax) Organized in 1898, ASTM has grown into one of the world's largest voluntary, full-consensus standards devel- opment organizations. From the work of 132 technical standards-writing committees, ASTM publishes standard testing methods, specifications, practices, guides, classifications, and terminology for materials, products, sys- tems, and services. Related scientific and technical information is also published in various books and journals. ASTM's activities encompass metals, paints, plastics, textiles, petroleum, construction, energy, the environment, consumer products, medical services and devices, electronics, and many other areas. Technical research and
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APPENDIX PAGE 124 testing is performed voluntarily by 34,000 members worldwide. Almost 9,000 standards are published each year in the 69 volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These standards and related information are widely used and accepted throughout the world. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400 (800) 548-ASCE or (703)-295-6300 (703) 295-6222 (fax) The mission of the American Society of Civil Engineers is to advance professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering in service to humanity by: improving the quality of life worldwide; developing and promoting standards of excellence; providing life-long education for civil engineers; serving members' needs, to meet the challenges at the frontiers of developing technology and societal change. The building load standard ASCE-7 is one of several that ASCE produces. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) ASME International, Three Park Ave. New York, NY 10016-5990 (212) 591-7722 or (800) THE-ASME (212) 591-7674 (fax) The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a non-profit educational and technical organization. Founded in 1880, ASME serves its members, industry, and government by encouraging the development of new technologies and finding solutions to the problems of an increasingly global technological society. Its programs include publishing, technical conferences and exhibits, engineering education, government relations, and public education, as well as the development of codes and standards. American Water Works Association (AWWA) 6666 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235-3098 (303) 794-7711 (303) 794-7310 (fax) or (303) 794-8915 (fax) The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is composed of over 54,000 professionals and 4,000 compa- nies in the water supply field. AWWA is dedicated to the promotion of public health and welfare by assuring drink- ing water of unquestionable quality and sufficient quantity. As a leader for the public drinking water profession, AWWA is an effective instrument of education and change, setting standards, and advancing technology, sci-
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