International has approved a new specification for ornamental
aluminum fence systems.
Approved by the groups
Committee F14 on Fences, the new standardASTM
F2957is designed to ensure that aluminum fences can bear
"reasonable" loads and withstand the effects of corrosion and
weathering over extended periods of time.
"Until ASTM F2957, all
ornamental metal fence specifications pertained to steel fence
systems," Larry Burkholder, F14 member and product and training
manager at Bremen, Ind.-based Digger Specialties Inc., said in
a statement. "The need existed for the creation of a
standardized ASTM aluminum fence specification."
The standard includes specifications for residential,
commercial and industrial fences.