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ASTM International hosts educational events during roadshow

ASTM International conducted codes and standards outreach and hosted educational events in Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago during its "Caribbean Roadshow" June 4-8.

The roadshow's purpose was to highlight how ASTM International standards and International Code Council (ICC) codes are the foundation for quality and safety in construction projects. Industry workshops and meetings with high-profile groups were held June 4-5 in Kingston, Jamaica; June 6 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; and June 7-8 in Georgetown, Guyana. Speakers included Mark Johnson, ICC's executive vice president, and R. Christopher Mathis, an ASTM International board member. In addition, student forums were held for local students to learn about ASTM International's academic offerings, and laboratory roundtables were held for ASTM International staff to present information about ASTM International's laboratory services.

"This partnership involves unprecedented outreach and networking aimed at finding solutions to sustainable construction challenges," says James Olshefsky, ASTM International's director of external relations.