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Symposium to address sustainable geotechnical construction.

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December 3, 2010 - Scheduled for Feb 2-4, 2011, International Symposium on Testing and Specification of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction will provide forum for exchange of ideas on current research nationally and internationally on use of industrial byproducts and other recycled materials in geotechnical construction. Both geoenvironmental and geomechanical issues will be covered as well as life cycle assessment, impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, and energy consumption.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Symposium Will Cover Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction

Press release date: December 1, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., - An International Symposium on Testing and Specification of Recycled Materials for Sustainable Geotechnical Construction will be held Feb. 2-4, 2011, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Md. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the Jan. 30-Feb. 4 standards development meetings of the committee. This symposium will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on current research nationally and internationally on the use of industrial byproducts and other recycled materials in geotechnical construction. A key objective is to identify new opportunities for standards and specifications that will facilitate more widespread and common use of industrial byproducts and other recycled materials in geotechnical construction. Both geoenvironmental and geomechanical issues will be covered as well as life cycle assessment, impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, and energy consumption. Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the symposium and will close Jan. 26. The fee for ASTM members, presenters and session chairs is $245 USD for online registration and $270 USD for on-site registration. The fee for non-ASTM members is $295 USD online and $320 USD on site. The fee is waived for students with a valid I.D. For more information, visit www.astm.org/d18symp0211_1.htm. Additional technical information is available from symposium chair Tuncer Edil, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis. (phone: 608-262-3225; edil@engr.wisc.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 www.astm.org

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