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Workshop on ASR Specifications offers ready-mix perspective.

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April 2, 2012 - ASR Testing, Specification Management, and Mitigation from a Ready-Mix Perspective will take place June 24 in San Diego, CA. Workshop will provide forum for discussion, from ready-mix concrete producer's perspective, concerning ASR specifications and limits. Presentations will showcase challenges producers face when confronted with real world situations, and examples will be discussed in which uses of ASR test methods and specification limits conflict with production means/methods.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Workshop on ASR Testing, Specification Management and Mitigation From a Ready-Mix Perspective

Press release date: March 22, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-A workshop on ASR Testing, Specification Management and Mitigation from a Ready-Mix Perspective will be held June 24 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, Calif. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee. The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum for the discussion from a ready-mix concrete producer's perspective of ASR specifications and limits. The presentations will showcase the challenges that a producer faces when confronted with real world situations. Several examples will be discussed in which standard uses of ASR test methods and specification limits are in conflict with production means and methods. Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes June 20. There is no fee to attend the workshop for ASTM members, presenters and students. The fee for non-ASTM members is $50 USD for online registration and $75 USD for onsite registration. Visit www.astm.org/C09Mitigation.htm for additional information. Additional technical information is available from symposium co-chairmen Richard S. Szecsy, Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association, Austin, Texas (phone: 512-451-5100; rich.szecsy@tx-taca.org); and Steven E Parker, CHRYSO Inc., Rockwall, Texas (phone: 214-415-7089; steve.parker@chrysoinc.com). 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.

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