NIST SRMs for Portland cement and related materials are the de facto world standards for validation of analytical methods for testing of cement for compliance with manufacturing specifications and for qualification of laboratories throughout the supply chain, including cement plants, construction contractors, and government departments of transportation. The goals of this program are to:
- Maintain the availability and increase the utility of certified reference materials for cement and related materials
- Collaborate with the private sector through standards development organizations and industry associations
- Make use of multiple methods of analysis at NIST and collaborating laboratories
- Contribute to development of new and improved standard methods of test.