ACMA’s standards development activities are initiated, managed, and maintained in coordination with ACMA initiatives such as the Composites Growth Initiative (CGI) Committees and standards advocacy projects.

ACMA conducts its standards development activities by implementing due process, transparency, and consensus procedures. Participation and engagement of members are actively sought and represent various Interest Categories (i.e., Academia, Consultant, General Interest, Government, Manufacturer, Supplier, User, and Other) within the composites industry to achieve balanced representation.

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Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer (FRP) Structures

This relevant committee is coordinating efforts to draft the Code of Standard Practice Industry Guidelines for Fabrication and Installation of Pultruded FRP Structures.

Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer (FRP) Crossarms

This relevant committee is coordinating efforts to finish a draft of the Specification for Fiberglass Crossarms for Distribution Utility Structures.

Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer (FRP) Utility Poles

This relevant committee is initiating efforts to update the current Standard Specification for FRP composite utility poles (ANSI/ACMA/UCSC-FRP Composite Utility Poles-1-2018).

Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer (FRP) Grating & Stair Treads

This relevant committee is coordinating efforts to update and revise the Fiberglass Composites Grating Manual for Pultruded and Molded Grating and Stair Treads (ANSI/ACMA/FGMC-Grating Manual-2017).

Public Review & Comments

The public review process encourages materially or directly interested parties to provide comments on consensus standards, specifications, technical data sheets, industry best practices, and other guidance being proposed, revised, reaffirmed, or withdrawn.

ACMA invites public comment on the following ACMA standards and related activities. The following topics were announced for public comment in accordance with ANSI Standards Action. To provide comments, click here to access the ACMA Public Review Comment Form. Instructions on how to submit your feedback/comments and a protected copy of the specific documents are available within the Form as a link for reference.

  • ACMA announces the following topics issued for public comment as published in ANSI Standards Action on the 04/26/24. ACMA, an ANSI Member and Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) has submitted (1) a Project Initiation Form (PINS – ACMA/UCSC DC01-20XX) for a new standard to standardize key attributes of fiberglass crossarm materials (e.g., performance criteria, quality control, and field support), and best practices of modern fiberglass composite crossarms for use by manufacturers and specifiers. Stakeholders: FRP Manufacturers, electrical utility engineers and specifiers, electrical utility distributors. Interest Categories: Academia, General Interest, Government/Regulatory, Manufacturer/Molder/Producer, Material/Equipment Supplier/Distributor, and User. The 30-day comment period for the PINS response concludes on May 26, 2024.
  • Announcement: ANSI Standards Action, Vol. 55, No. 17 (04-26-24).


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