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November 12, 2012 - Sponsored by ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, symposium on Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soil will take place January 31, 2013  Jacksonville, FL and provide forum for exchange of ideas on current research on the testing of mechanical properties of frozen ground. One key objective is to identify new opportunities for standards and specifications that will aid construction on frozen soils as well as utilization of natural resources in frozen soil conditions.

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ASTM International Symposium on Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soil

Press release date: November 7, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.–A symposium on Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soil will be held Jan. 31, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the committee’s standards development meetings.

The symposium will provide a forum for exchange of ideas on current research on the testing of mechanical properties of frozen ground. A key objective is to identify new opportunities for standards and specifications that will facilitate construction on frozen soils as well as utilization of natural resources in frozen soil conditions. Parties who should attend include:

• Geotechnical engineers and researchers interested in northern engineering projects such as infrastructure, buildings, pipelines for petroleum industry.
• Agency representatives from Departments of Transportation, Forest Service, Departments of Natural Resources and U.S. Army Cold Regions Research Laboratory (CRREL).
• Mining engineers in Tarsands tailings research in Northern Alberta and diamond open pit mining in Northern Canada, as well as engineers dealing with freezing technologies in potash shaft sinking through water bearing strata.

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the symposium and closes Jan. 23, 2013. The attendance fee for ASTM members, presenters and session chairs is $275 USD for online registration and $300 USD on site. The fee for non-ASTM members is $300 USD online and $325 on site.

For registration and additional information, visit www.astm.org/D18FrozenSoilJan2013.

Additional information is available from symposium co-chairmen Hannele Zubeck, University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai, Alaska (phone: 907-283-5024; hannele.zubeck@uaa.alaska.edu); and Zhaohui (Joey) Yang, Alaska University Transportation Center, Anchorage, Alaska (phone: 907-786-6431; afzy@uaa.alaska.edu).

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org

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