A Workshop on Thermal Methods for Prediction of Properties of Cementitious Systems will be held on Sunday December 2, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates and C01 on Cement, and more specifically by subcommittee C09.48/C01.48 on Performance of Cementitious Materials and Admixture Combinations, the symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of these Committees.
Thermal measurements are increasingly used as research and trouble shooting tools to capture the hydration kinetics of cementitious mixtures. As the cementitious binder reacts with water, it releases heat that can be measured either as heat flow (ASTM C1679, using isothermal calorimetry) or a temperature rise, resulting in a "fingerprint" of the reactivity of the mixture tested at the current conditions. The Workshop will discuss popular applications that include:
- Sulfate optimisation of cement
- Effect of temperature on hydration rate
- Strength prediction using Maturity (ASTM C1704
- Incompatibility (C1679
- Set time estimation
- Finishing time and saw cutting time prediction
- Mix design optimization (selection of admixture and SCM)
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes November 28. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.
Students &ndash A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID
All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.
A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-832-9678.
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ASTM Member Fee
Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the workshop.
Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairmen Tim Cost, Holcim, Canton, MS, USA, Email: tim.cost@holcim, tel: 601-856-2487 and Paul Sandberg, Calmetrix, Beverly, MA, USA, Email: email@example.com, tel: 978-998-4222.
All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Reservations can be made by telephoning the hotel at 800-233-1234. To make your hotel reservation online, visit Reservation at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 404-577-1234.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than November 20, 2012. ASTM rates are $149 single/double plus 16% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive a group rate). You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta has a limited number of rooms at the Government per diem rate of $133.
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: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta Reservation Center sends confirmations by email.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, notice of cancellation must be received by 3:00pm, 24 hours prior to arrival date.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.
INTERNET: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta provides internet access throughout the hotel at a cost of $12.95 for 24 hours. ASTM provides complimentary internet access in the Members' Work Area.
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 hotel is located approximately 10 miles/20 minutes from the Hartsfield International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 404-577-1234 and the general fax number is 404-588-4137. The web site for the hotel is Hyatt Regency Atlanta Information.
For information on the city of Atlanta visit the Atlanta Convention Visitors Bureau Website at: Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Link Airport Shuttle Service is available at the ground transportation terminal. The cost is $16.50 one way and $29 round trip. Taxis cost approximately $35.
MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) - From inside Hartsfield International Airport, MARTA runs Monday thru Friday from 5:00am thru 1:00am every 20 minutes and on weekends and holidays from 5:00am thru 12:30am every 25 minutes. The cost for MARTA is $2.50 one way.
PARKING: Valet parking is available at $32 per day with in and out privileges.
Members have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Atlanta. The average temperatures in December range from a high of 54 degrees to a low of 35 degrees.
Committee C09 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".