ASTM C1709

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ASTM C1709 – Standard Guide for Evaluation of Alternative Supplementary Cementitious Materials (ASCM) for Use in Concrete


This guide is intended to provide a technical approach to the evaluation of alternative supplementary cementitious materials such as pozzolans and hydraulic materials that fall outside the scope of Specifications C618, C989, and C1240.

This guide provides the initial steps for a comprehensive evaluation of an ASCM that provides due diligence for its specific intended uses in concrete; however, it does not evaluate conformance to all possible performance criteria for all types of concrete mixtures.


alternative supplementary cementitious materials; ASCM; chemical admixtures; concrete; fly ash; pozzolans; SCM; silica fume; slag cement; supplementary cementitious material