June 2013 Committee Week

    June 09-14, 2013

    JW Marriott Indianapolis

    Indianapolis, IN



    PRE-MEETING CHECKLIST

    Pre-register for Committee(s) Meeting(s) - There is no fee to attend an ASTM Meeting but one must register (note that this does not register you at the hotel).
    • Pre-registration on the ASTM website expedites the on-site registration process by allowing you to proceed to the pre-registration desk on-site
    • Pay for committee activity fees and/or food events online
    • If you cannot pre-register prior to the meeting, on-site registration is available

    Register for Symposium/Workshop
    Review the prior meeting minutes for current committee activities
    Review Ballot Closing Reports, especially those in which you have a particular interest
    Review posted meeting agendas
    Download Material in Preparation for the Meeting
    • My Schedule (Customize your schedule in an Excel file, highlighting meetings you would like to attend, can be used for multiple committees)
    • MyMeetingsMaterial (Compile a ZIP File of your agendas, minutes, ballot items, closing reports and schedules

    Review Online Training Modules offered prior to the meeting, these can be found on the ASTM Website at this link - Member Training
    • Plan to attend Committee Week Training Modules conducted by ASTM Staff on Tuesday and Wednesday
    • Check with your committee's leadership for committee specific training offered during the meeting

    If you need copies made for your meeting or AV support, contact your Staff Manager three weeks prior to the meeting
    Invite a colleague to attend the meeting
    Contact your Staff Manager with any questions you may have.

    COMMITTEE SCHEDULE AND MEETING INFORMATION

    COMMITTEESDATESSTAFF MANAGERPHONE
    (610) 832-
    C01 on Cement(12-14)W Scott Orthey(9730)
    C07 on Lime(11-13)Kevin Shanahan(9737)
    C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates(09-12)W Scott Orthey(9730)
    C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry(10-12)Kevin Shanahan(9737)
    C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units(10-13)Kevin Shanahan(9737)
    C17 on Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products(11)Rick Lake(9689)
    C24 on Building Seals and Sealants(09-11)Stephen Mawn(9726)
    C26.10.00 on Non Destructive Assay(10-12)Joe Koury(9804)
    D01.44.00 on Traffic Coatings(11)Jeffrey Adkins(9738)
    D04 on Road and Paving Materials(11-13)Daniel Smith(9727)
    D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing(09-12)Joseph Hugo(9740)
    D11 on Rubber(09-12)Joe Koury(9804)
    D13 on Textiles(09-12)Jennifer Rodgers(9694)
    D18 on Soil and Rock(09-12)Robert Morgan(9732)
    D24 on Carbon Black(10-12)Joe Koury(9804)
    D35 on Geosynthetics(12-14)Katerina Koperna(9728)
    E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications(09-13)Joe Koury(9804)
    E12.10.00 on Retroreflection(13)Thomas O'Toole(9739)
    E36 on Accreditation & Certification(10-11)Rick Lake(9689)
    E54 on Homeland Security Applications(10-12)Rick Lake(9689)
    E61 on Radiation Processing(09-12)Joe Koury(9804)
    F01 on Electronics(11-12)W Scott Orthey(9730)
    F13 on Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear(10-11)Leonard Morrissey(9719)
    F23 on Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment(11-13)Ashley Wiand(9551)

    SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOPS

    To access the symposia/workshops/seminar objectives, registration fee information, and online registration, click on the title of the event below. You may also register online to attend a symposium or workshop at the "Register" link above.

    26th Symposium on the Effects of Radiation on Nuclear Materials (Wednesday and Thursday) (Sponsored by Committee E10)

    If you have questions regarding only the symposium/workshop registration, contact the ASTM Symposia Operations Department at 610-832-9677.


    ASTM TRAINING SESSIONS

    ASTM staff will provide several training sessions on various subjects to educate and assist officers, members and non-members of ASTM committees. The following topics will be discussed:

    • Introduction to the Interlaboratory Study Program (ILS) (Monday) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

      This module is designed to familiarize members with the ILS Program, its features, benefits, capabilities, and the online registration process. Accessed via the "Members Only" pages of the ASTM Website, you will be guided through a complete ILS registration, highlighting the information that will be requested in the process. Research Reports will also be specifically addressed during the session. This program will benefit anyone planning to run (or participate in) an interlaboratory study to generate a precision statement for a new or existing ASTM test method. Presented by Phillip Godorov and Caitlin Farrell, ASTM ILS Staff.

      Interlaboratory Studies (ILS) Question & Answer Sessions

      In addition to the ILS Workshop schedule above, several ILS Q&A sessions have been planned with ASTM ILS Staff. Please feel free to drop in and ask questions about, or brainstorm ideas for, your upcoming interlaboratory studies. ILS Representatives will also be available to review the status of your current interlaboratory studies and help plan for the next steps. These sessions are open to all, and while appointments can be made, they are not required.

      Q&A by Phillip Godorov and Caitlin Farrell, ASTM Staff.

      Monday 8:00am - 10:00am
      3:00pm - 5:00pm
      Tuesday 8:00am - 10:00am
      3:00pm - 5:00pm
      Wednesday 8:00am - 10:00am
      3:00pm - 5:00pm
    • The ASTM Balloting Process and Addressing Negative Votes (Tuesday) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

      This session will discuss the ASTM balloting process, how to resolve negative votes using the Online Negative Resolution Tool in the MyASTM section of the ASTM website and how to write an effective negative. Additionally, the roles of the subcommittee chairs, technical contacts, and ASTM Staff play throughout this process will be discussed.

    • Developing and Revising an ASTM Standard (Wednesday) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

      During this joint Technical Committee Operations and Editorial module, we will review both new and revised standards as they go through the development and publication process. We will cover how standard ideas are introduced, drafted, and publicized as well as review ASTM's electronic tools and time-tested techniques for accelerating the development of your standard. Included in the workshop will be a brief review of work items registration, the three stages of balloting, and an explanation of the key roles of your editor and the standard's technical contact.

    Refreshments will be available at all sessions.


    PREREGISTRATION

    You must be registered to attend ASTM Meetings. Use our online registration form where you have the ability to register for multiple events, pay fees in advance using a credit card and receive an electronic confirmation.

    When you preregister online you will receive emails on committee meetings, final announcements and other information that will help you prepare for your meeting. The registration information significantly assists us in preparations for the committee week.

    The cut-off for preregistration is Wednesday, June 5, 2013. After this date, please register on-site at the ASTM Registration Desk at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

    To preregister for a meeting, click on the committee 'register' link next to the committee name in the list above.


    HOTEL INFORMATION

    All meetings will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Reservations may be made at the JW Marriott by using the online reservation system Register at JW Marriott Indianapolis

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the JW Marriott Hotel at 1-866-704-6162 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate).

    The hotel extended the cut-off date to May 27, 2013.

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than May 27, 2013. Reserved rooms may be SOLD OUT prior to the cut-off date. ASTM rates are $159 single/double plus 17% tax at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date.

    U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: You must contact the Marriott Courtyard Indianapolis, 601 West Washington St. for the Government per diem rate of $91 plus 17% tax. To obtain a government rate go online at Marriott Courtyard Indianapolis. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-317-822-9029. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in. The hotel is directly connected to the JW Marriott.

    IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

    ADVANCE DEPOSIT: JW Marriott Indianapolis and Marriott Courtyard Indianapolis require a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the JW Marriott Indianapolis, notice of cancellation must be received by 6:00pm on the day of arrival.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

    INTERNET: The JW Marriott Indianapolis has high speed internet access at $14.95 per day. The hotel offers free wireless internet service in the hotel lobby.

    ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM is providing computers with an internet connection. This area will also be wireless for your laptop computer. You may visit the ASTM website, apply or renew your membership, order publications or check your email. The complimentary wireless service is limited to the members' work area only. The meeting rooms throughout the hotel will not have internet connections.


    TRANSPORTATION AND LOCAL INFORMATION

    The hotels are located approximately 20 miles/20 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 317-860-5800 and the general fax number is 317-822-8464. The website for the hotel is JW Marriott Indianapolis Information.

    For information on the city of Indianapolis, visit the Indianapolis convention and Visitors Bureau website at: Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Go Green is available at the baggage claim terminal. The phone number for the shuttle service is 800-589-6004. The shuttle runs every half hour from 8:00am to 11:00pm Monday through Sunday. The cost is $10 per person. Taxis cost approximately $35.

    PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $32 for valet and $28 self-parking with in and out privileges.


    SPOUSES' HOSPITALITY

    Join us for coffee and breakfast pastries Monday through Wednesday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. A representative from the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau will be on hand with information on what to see and do in Indianapolis. For city information and brochures, contact the Indianapolis Convention and Visitor Bureau at: Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau


    COMPLIMENTARY SUPPORT SERVICES AND AMENITIES

    Committee Week Meetings offer on-site services from the ASTM staff. We provide photocopying service, audio/visual equipment, and a members' work area with complimentary internet computers. We also have an editor on-site to assist you with the form and style of standards, editorial changes and first drafts of standards.


    DRESS/WEATHER

    Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Indianapolis. The average temperatures in April range from a high of 82 degrees to a low of 61 degrees.


    MEMBERS BREAKFAST

    Join your elected officers and staff for a continental breakfast on Wednesday at 7:00am sharp at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. At this breakfast, you will hear an update on ASTM and have an opportunity to ask questions or share your comments. You may pick up your ticket at the ASTM Registration Desk.


    ACTIVITY FEES

    Several ASTM committees collect a voluntary fee to support activities associated within the committee such as awards, social events, etc. Each committee determines the amount, encourages your contribution, and can be paid online in advance on the preregistration page. This voluntary contribution is not an ASTM International society fee.


    SPECIAL ACTIVITY

    Please purchase your tickets online in advance if you plan to attend any events. Your tickets will be available at the registration desk.


    MISCELLANEOUS

    Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel is in compliance with ADA standards.


    QUESTIONS / INFORMATION

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    Questions concerning general registration, accommodations, travel, hotel, logistics, etc. contact Dottie Meyers in the ASTM Meetings Department at 610-832-9706 or dmeyers@astm.org .