Press Release Summary:
ASTM International Symposium on Masonry gathers and disseminates information on all aspects of masonry, including innovations in materials, design, specification, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. It will emphasize application of ASTM standards as well as their coordination with building codes, project specifications, and international standards. This will be of value to designers, specifiers, builders, material suppliers, researchers, and forensic engineers alike.
Original Press Release:
ASTM International Symposium on Masonry to Be Held in June
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-The ASTM International Symposium on Masonry will be held June 8, 2010, at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand and Suites Hotel in St. Louis, Mo. Sponsored by ASTM International Committees C01 on Cement, C07 on Lime, C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry, and C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the June 8-11 standards development meetings of the committees.
The objective of the symposium is to gather and disseminate the latest information on all aspects of masonry, including innovations in materials, design, specification, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation. It will emphasize the application of ASTM standards to those areas, and their coordination with building codes, project specifications and international standards.
Designers, specifiers, builders, material suppliers, researchers and forensic engineers will find the information valuable in building new structures, evaluating and rehabilitating existing ones, and ensuring quality masonry construction in general.
Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the symposium and closes June 2. For more information, including a link to the technical program, visit http://www.astm.org/C01symp610.htm.
The fee to attend the workshop for non-ASTM members is $50 USD for online registration and $75 USD for onsite registration. The fee is waived for ASTM members, presenters and students with a valid I.D.
Additional technical information about the symposium is available from symposium co-chairs Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill. (phone: 847-972-9172; firstname.lastname@example.org); or Bill Behie, Holcim Inc., Dorchester, S.C. (phone: 843-646-1032; email@example.com).
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