Draft Details

Designation:A3000-18
Source:CSA
Review start date:Nov 13, 2020
Review end date:Dec 13, 2020
Contact email:sue.ruscetta(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1 Scope
1.1
This Standard addresses the following aspects of cementitious materials:
(a) their definitions;
(b) their chemical, physical, and uniformity requirements;
(c) the tests required;
(d) the procedures for inspection and sampling; and
(e) the units of measurement, packaging, marking, and storage.
1.2
The cementitious materials for use in concrete are classified as follows in this Standard:
(a) portland cement;
(b) blended hydraulic cement;
(c) portland-limestone cement;
(d) supplementary cementing materials; and
(e) blended supplementary cementing materials.
1.3
In CSA Standards, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to 
satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which 
is advised but not required; “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the 
limits of the standard; and “can” is used to express possibility or capability. 
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a 
note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. 
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as 
requirements. 
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their 
application.
1.4
Values are given in SI (metric) units. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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